Project Description

Róbert Farkas

RÓBERT FARKAS, Conductor/Dirigent

. From September 2021– Chief Conductor of MAV Symphony Orchestra (Budapest)

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Hungarian conductor Róbert Farkas started his career with a third prize at Zagreb’s International Lovro von Matačić competition, as well as the Special Award of the Croatian Composer’s Society (HDS) in 2011. Since then he has worked as a guest conductor with the Zagreb Philharmonic, the Croation Radiotelevision Symphony Orchestra, the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic, the Bucharest Philharmonic Orchestra‚ George Enescu’, the Orchestra Simfonică a Filarmonicii‚ Banatul’ din Timişoara and the Sofia Philharmonic. In Hungary he conducts on regular basis the Hungarian National Philharmonic, MAV Symphony Orchestra, Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Concerto Budapest, and the Danubia Orchestra. Recently he also made his Debut with the Budapest Festival Orchestra. In Germany he conducted the Berliner Konzerthausorchester, the Berliner Symphoniker, the Leipziger Kammerorchester, the Heidelberger Philharmoniker, the Wuppertaler Sinfonieorchester and the Collegium Musicum Pommersfelden in Germany.
Apart from classical operas like Cosi fan tutte, La Traviata and Die Entführung aus dem Serail, he also conducts modern and contemporary works like Shostakovich’s Moskau Tscherjomuschki, Hindemith’s Lehrstück, Rihm’s Nietzsche opera Dionysos, Peter Maxwell Davies’ The Turn of the Tide, Echnaton by Philip Glass and Johannes Harneit’s Abends am Fluss and Hochwasser.
His mentors Iván Fischer, Dimitri Kitajenko and Péter Eötvös appreciate him for his creative and imaginative musical mind. His cooperation with Hungarian conductor Iván Fischer started in 2013 at both the Konzerthaus Berlin Orchestra and the Budapest Festival Orchestra.