Jozef Chabroň – Choirmaster of the Slovak Philharmonic Choir
In 2007 he completed his studies at the University of Musical Art in Bratislava, specializing in choir conducting under the leadership of Prof. Blanka Juhaňákova. As part of his final concert he conducted Beethoven`s Fifth Piano Concert in E-flat major Emperor and Mozart`s Requiem, in cooperation with the Žilina State Chamber Orchestra, Žilina Mixed Choir and soloists. In January 2006 he had the possibility to work with the Slovak Philharmonic Choir as assistant to the Chief Choirmaster Blanka Juhaňákova. As from the 2013/2014 season he will be Choirmaster of the Slovak Philharmonic Choir.
He prepared the Slovak Philharmonic Choir for the performances of numerous vocal-instrumental works like Thamos, King of Egypt by W. A. Mozart, Daphnis and Chloé by M. Ravel, Nocturne by C. Debussy, The Creation by J. Haydn, The Childhood of Christ by H. Berlioz, Lobgesang by F. M. Bartholdy, Psalm of the Carpathian by E. Suchoň, Messa di Gloria by G. Puccini, Requiem by W. A. Mozart, Symphony no. 13 Babi Yar by D. Shostakovich, Stabat Mater by K. Szymanowsky, Persephone by I. Stravinsky, Glagolian Mass by L. Janáček, the premiere performance of Missa pro defunctis by E. Krák, Missa pro nobis by R. Berger and others.
During his appointment with the Slovak Philharmonic Choir he has up to now cooperated with numerous renowned conductors like T. Guschlbauer, D. Gatti, L. Zagrosek, P. Schreier, E. Villaumme, S. Baudo, N. Ballatsch, T. Lang, P. Vronský, F. Haider, P. Przytocki, L. Svárovský, P. Altrichter, R. Štúr, K. Bumann among others.
His most important achievement in his career so far has been the complete study and preparation with the Slovak Philharmonic Choir of one of the most demanding opera works, Schönberg`s Moses and Aaron for the Zürich Opera House, premiered on 15 May 2011 in Zürich under the baton of the legendary conductor Christoph von Dohnány.
During the 2012/2013 season he conducted an independent concert of the Slovak Philharmonic Choir with Petite Messe solennelle by G. Rossini. In the 2013/2014 season he prepared two a cappella choir concerts consisting of works by contemporary Slovak composers (Apollopera by M. Piaček and works by L. Borzík, V. Gräffinger and E. Iršai).