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Huba Holloköi

Conductor - Violinist


Since entering the prestigious Dutch National Master Orchestral Conducting program in 2013, the Hungarian born Huba Holloköi has conducted numerous concerts, opera and ballet performances across the Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Slovakia and Hungary. Playing the violin since the age of four, as an active soloist, chamber musician and orchestral leader, he is benefitting from his experiences also on the conducting podium. Recognized early on for his musically inspiring and efficient rehearsals, he has been working regularly with HET Symfonieorkest, South Danish Filharmony, the Dutch National Youth Orchestra, Joensuu City Orchestra (Finland), and conducted two operas in a row on the Bredeweg Festival in Amsterdam. He assisted such great maestros like Semyon Bychkov with the Concertgebouw Orchestra, Stefan Asbury with Noord Netherlands Orkest, Clark Rundell and Xian Zhang with the NJO.

He aims always for the highest artistic quality. Thanks to the financial support of the Kersjes Fonds, he travelled in Holland, Ireland, UK and Austria with his mentors, Jac van Steen, Kenneth Montgomery and Ed Spanjaard as an assistant, to observe their work and broaden his knowledge about the repertoire. He is keen about getting to know the organizational structures of the different orchestra, about marketing and tools to develop the connection with new audiences.

Holloköi was one of the three finalists of the 53rd Besancon International Conducting Competition.



Symphonic Concerts

Finland, Germany, Denmark, Slovakia, Hungary, USA, Mexico

- MÁV Symphony Orchestra Budapest (also appeared as soloist)

- Het Orkest van Netherland, RTL4 production 

- South Danish Filharmony, Sonderborg

- HET Symfonieorkest, Enschede

- Slovak Sinfonietta, Zilina

- Kuopio Symphony Orchestra

- Vaasa City Orchestra

- Joensuu City Orchestra (also appeared as soloist)

- Savaria Symphony Orchestra, Szombathely

- North-Czech Symphony Orchestra

- Hugo Chavez Youth Orchestra (Mexico City)

- Colburn School Orchestra (Los Angeles)

- Focus Ensemble (Helsinki)


Opera, Ballet

Lahti Opera, Joensuu Operca Society, Vaasa Theater, Bredeweg Festival

- Strauss: Fledermaus (Bredeweg Festival, Amsterdam)

- Mozart: Magic Flute (Joensuu, Finland)

- Verdi: Il Trovatore (Lahti Opera)

- Donizetti: Anna Bolena (Bredeweg Festival, Amsterdam)

- Kálmán: Countess Marza (Poleeni Theather, Finland)

- Lehár: Merry Widow (Vaasa City Theather)

- Mozart: Cosi fan Tutte (Sibelius Academy production)

- Christmas Spectacular, ballet production (The Dutch Don't Dance Division, Den Haag)


Assistant Conductor

Finland, Holland

- Semyon Bychkov / Concertgebouw Orchestra

- Clark Rundell, Xian Zhang / National Youth Orchestra (Holland)

- Clark Rundell / Residentie Orchestra

- Stefan Asbury / Noord Netherlands Orkest

- Kenneth Montgomery / RTÉ Symphony, Ulster Orchestra

- Ed Spanjaard / Philharmony South Netherland

- Jac van Steen / Ulster Orchestra, Codarts-KC Wind Ensemble

- Christoph Poppen / Het Gelders Orkest

- Mark Shanahan / HET Symfonieorkest

- Matthew Rowe / Dutch Ballet Orchestra

- Okko Kamu / Sibelius Academy Orchestra


Awards, Prizes

violin and conducting

2014   Kersjes Foundation Scholarship for Young Conductors

2013   53rd Besancon International Conducting Competition - finalist

2009   Verbier Festival Academy Scholarship, masterclass with Kurt Masur

2004   Jyväskylä Duo Competition 3rd prize with Yokoyama Akiko

2002   Sine Morbo Scholarship

2001   3rd Prize on the Leo Weiner Chambermusic Competition

1999   Winner of Zoltán Kodály Solfege Competition

1998   2nd Prize on Ede Zathureczky Violin Competition and Artisjus Prize for the best performance of the contemporary piece

1998   Winner of János Koncz Violin Competition



National Master Orchestral Conducting (NMO)

Conservatorium Van Amsterdam / Royal Conservatory The Hague

National Master Orchestral Conducting program / Jac van Steen, Kenneth Montgomery and Ed Spanjaard


Diploma / conducting

Sibelius Academy

Master of Music Orchestral and Opera Conducting / Leif Segerstam


Soloist Exam / violin

Hochschule für muzik und theather, hannover

Soloklasse / Prof. Ulf Schneider


Diploma / violin

Liszt Academy, Budapest

Master of Music Violin Performance and Teacher / Vilmos Szabadi

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