biography

Eszter Horvath holds a BMus from Dalhousie University, and is finishing an MMus in Orchestral Conducting at the University of Toronto with Uri Mayer in 2018. She has guest conducted several concerts with Nova Sinfonia and the Chebucto Symphony Orchestra, both in Halifax NS. Eszter was music director and conductor for Mozart’s Così fan tutte with the Halifax Summer Opera Festival in 2016, and Cavalli’s L’Egisto in 2017. She has a special interest in Renaissance and Baroque music, and is the past president of the Early Music Society of Nova Scotia (EMSNS). Eszter is equally versed in orchestral and choral conducting, which she is studying at U of T with Hilary Apfelstadt. She was the interim music director at the Cathedral Church of All Saints in 2014–15, and at St. George’s Round Church in 2010–11 (Halifax). She was associate conductor of the Nova Scotia Youth Choir in 2013 and 2014, and founded the EMSNS Madrigal Group in 2012. Eszter is proficient on violin and viola, having served as concertmaster at Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts (Toronto) and principal second violinist in the Chebucto Symphony Orchestra (2006-2011). An avid singer, she is a founding member of the professional quintet Helios Vocal Ensemble based in Halifax. Besides conducting as a student and teaching assistant at the University of Toronto, she has conducted in Toronto for Orchestra Toronto, CAMMAC, and is the assistant conductor for Hart House Orchestra.

 

ONGOING POSITIONS

2017–present

Hart House Orchestra, assistant conductor to Henry Janzen (Toronto, ON)

University of Toronto Women’s Chamber Choir, teaching assistant and assistant conductor to Dr Hilary Apfelstadt (Toronto, ON)

2015–present

Helios Vocal Ensemble, founding member and soprano (Halifax, NS)

2012–present

Early Music Society of Nova Scotia Madrigal Group, founder and regular guest conductor (Halifax, NS)