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 Orinetal heritage and European training steeped in the Viennese tradition, Khalatbari is particularly noted for his performances of classical and Romantic Central European symphonic repertoire.
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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 and Zubin Mehta.
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).
Plus All KUS ( Klassik unter Sternen ) Concerts since 2009 in Kirchstetten. ( for example 2015/ Carmina Burana with MFO and Brno choir - 2016/ Una Notte in Italia with MFO. In August 2017 would be “ Russian Night ” with MFO)
The next Opera in August 2017 would be “ La fille du régiment ” from Donizetti.
* Verdi : ” La Trvaviata “
* Charles Goudnod : ”Romèo et Juliette“
* Luigi Dallapiccola and Zimlinky : ” Il prigioniero “ and ” The Dwarf “
* G.Puccini : “ La Rondine ”
* F.Loewe: “ My Fair Lady ” (Musical)
* V.Bellini : “ Norma ”
* L. Bernstein : “ West side Story ”
* G.Donizetti : “ La fille du régiment ”
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 “.