Jozef Chabroň - choirmaster
Slovak conductor. Studied choral conducting with Štefan Sedlický at Žilina Conservatory, continued at the Academy of Performing Arts with Blanka Juhaňáková (choral conducting) and with Ondrej Lenárd (orchestral conducting). From 2006 he was assistant to Blanka Juhaňáková, principal choirmaster of the Slovak Philharmonic Choir. With this choir he rehearsed Schönberg‘s opera Moses und Aron for the Viennese State Opera in collaboration with choirmaster Norbert Ballatsch and in the 2010/2011 season he rehearsed this opera also for Opernhaus Zürich. In the 2005/2006 season, with the children’s choir Margarétka he rehearsed The Wolf and Red Riding Hood for the P. O. Hviezdoslav Theatre in Bratislava, and starting from that same season, with Slovak Philharmonic Choir he independently prepared a series of operas and vocal-instrumental works for the Slovak National Theatre Opera in Bratislava and for the Slovak Philharmonic, He has collaborated with the Trnava Chamber Orchestra, with the Cantus choral singers, and with conductors including Peter Schreier, Daniel Gatti, Emmanuel Villaume, Paul Mauffray and Christoph von Dohnányi, among others. With Marek Piaček he created the opera King of Spirits, commissioned by the Melos Ethos Festival (2009). In the 2012/2013 season he conducted an independent Slovak Philharmonic Choir concert featuring a performance of G. Rossini’s Petite Messe solennelle. In the 2013/2014 season he conducted independent choral concerts with work by contemporary Slovak composers (Apollopera by M. Piaček and works by L. Borzík, V. Gräffinger and E. Irshai). Currently he holds the position of choirmaster of the Slovak Philharmonic Choir.