Jozef Chabroň

Jozef Chabroň, zbormajster

graduated from Bratislava’s Academy of Performing Arts in 2007 in choral conducting, having studied under Prof. Blanka Juhaňáková. In 2006 he was given the opportunity to cooperate with the Slovak Philharmonic Choir as Assistant to the Principal Choirmaster of the Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Blanka Juhaňáková. Since the 2013/14 season he has been the Choirmaster of the Slovak Philharmonic Choir. Mr Chabroň has prepared the Slovak Philharmonic Choir for performances of a great many vocal and instrumental works, including Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé, Debussy’s Nocturnes, Haydn’s The Creation, Berlioz’s L’enfance du Christ, Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang, Suchoň’s Psalm of the Sub-Carpathian Land, Puccini’s Messa di Gloria, Mozart’s Requiem, Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 13 (Babi Yar), Szymanowski’s and Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Stravinsky’s Perséphone and Oedipus Rex, Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass, Britten’s War Requiem and Schönberg’s Gurrelieder. He has conducted the premieres of Krák’s Missa Pro Defunctis, Berger’s Missa Pro Nobis, Piaček’s Apolloopera, Wirth’s Carmina austriaca and others. Over the course of his tenure at the Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Mr Chabroň has collaborated with a number of renowned conductors, including J. Judd, E. Villaume, S. Baudo, J. Valčuha, T. Sanderling, N. Ballatsch, Th. Lang, F. Haider, L. Svárovský, P. Altrichter, R. Štúr, Ch. Campestrini, S. Bychkov, J. Conlon, R. Weikert, Y. Sado, P. Valentovič and others.

The most significant artistic achievements in his career so far are the complete staging of Schoenberg’s Moses and Aaron for the Zurich Opera House (2011), the premiere of which took place under the baton of conducting legend Christoph von Dohnányi, as well as preparation of the Slovak Philharmonic Choir for opera productions of Mussorgsky’s Khovanshchina and Berlioz’s The Trojans at the Vienna State Opera. He has also cooperated with BBC Singers. He has conducted Slovak Philharmonic Choir concerts in Hamburg, Bratislava, Žilina and Piešťany.

In the season 2021/2022 he prepared the Slovak Philharmonic Choir for concerts in Germany, Serbia and Switzerland. In the spring, he collaborated with the festival in Baden-Baden in staging the operas of P. I. Tchaikovsky (Queen of Spades, Jolanta, director K. Petrenko). This season, he prepares domestic and foreign concerts of the Slovak Philharmonic Choir in Mannheim, Berlin (Mahler), Stuttgart (Beethoven), Prague and Litomyšl (Schoenberg).