Hooman Khalatbari is a dynamic young conductor, intensely musical, technically consummate, and detailed in his preparation and rehearsals. In concert, he radiates on the podium and has a special talent for sharing his admiration of music with his audience. With an Oriental heritage and European training steeped in the Viennese tradition, Khalatbari is particularly noted for his performances of classical and Romantic Central European symphonic repertoire. (More than 980.000 Fans in Facebook!!!)
He is also passionate about innovative concert formats and the performance of contemporary music and appeared on TV, in CD productions and premieres of ("Schwarze Erde" by Klaus Huber/ Theater Basel, "Dry Clean Show" by Wolfgang Mitterer at the Steirischen Herbst/Graz, "Pollicino" by H.W. Henze at the Next Liberty/Graz, "Agleia Federweiss" by G. Kuehr at the Next Liberty/Graz and "Peter Pan" by W. Hiller at the Next Liberty/Graz ).
Off the podium, he is sincere, warm and approachable. A natural communicator, Khalatbari is fluent in German, English and Farsi.
The Young Conductor finished his study at the University of Music and Fine Arts in Graz/ Austria and graduating with honours in choir conducting and orchestral conducting.
Mr. Khalatbari attended master classes given by D.Russell Davis, I.Fischer, Thomas Christian David ,Zubin Mehta, W. Bozic, A.Tamayo, R. Huber etc. From 1988 - 96 he was the assistant for the Tehran Symphonic Choir and Orchestra.
From 1993 – 96 he assisted at the BCC Choir and Orchestra and the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra at the Austrian Cultural Institute in Tehran.
2001 Le Nozze Figaro (Mozart), 2002 Magic Flute (Mozart) , 2003 Don Giovanni (Mozart), 2004 Il Barbier de Sevilla (Rossini), 2005 Tosca (Verdi), 2006 Cosὶ fan tutte (Mozart), 2007 The Abduction from the Seraglio (Mozart), 2008 La Cenerentola (Rossini), 2009 La Traviata (Verdi), 2010 The Impresario / First the music and then the words (Mozart/ Salieri), 2011 The Bat(J.Strauss), 2012 Le Nozze Figaro (Mozart) , 2013 Rigoletto (Verdi), 2014 Don Giovanni (Mozart), 2015 L’elisir d’amore (Donizetti) and 2016 Don Pasquale (Donizetti), 2017 La fille de Régiment (Donizetti).
The Next Opera in August 2019 would be " L'italiana in Algier "from Gioachino Rossini
Plus All KUS ( Klassik unter Sternen ) the Opening Open-air Concerts in Kirchstetten since 2009. (at last 2015 KUS VI/ Carmina Burana with MFO and Brno choir - 2016 KUS VII / Una Notte in Italiawith BMO - 2017 KUS VIII / Russian Night with MFO )/ 2018 KUS IX would be “ Viva la France ” with BMO / The next Open-air Concert in 2019 KUS X would be “ Wiener Nacht ”
* G. Rossini: „ Il Barbiere di siviglia ”
* P. Mascagni - R. Leoncavallo: „ Cavaleria Rusticana “ & „ Pagliacci ”
* R. Strauss: „ Salome “
* F. von Flotow: „ Martha ”
* Karol Szymanowski: „ Król Roger ”
* G. Puccini: „ Tosca ”
He performed as a Conductor, Soloist, Chamber musician, Accompanist and coordinator in several Europa’s Cities, the USA, Canada, and Asia.
His most recent performances were given as guest Conductor in Austria/ Vienna & Graz & Salzburg & Linz & Kirchstetten - Hungarian/ Budapest & Szombathely - Czech Republic/ Prague, Brno & Olomouc - Slovenian/ Maribor – France/ Paris – UK/ London - Canada/ Vancouver & Calgary and USA/ Houston, San jose, Chicago.
At last in Zurich and Göteborg.
Plus Music Director of “Klassik Festival Schloss Kirchstetten”, he was Principal Conductor “The Prague Metropolitan philharmonic Orchestra” in Prague / Czech (2014 – 2016) and since 2016 he is Honorary Conductor of “ Virtuosi Brunenses “.