Juraj Valčuha Conductor


Juraj Valčuha is Music Director of the Houston Symphony and First Guest Conductor of the Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin and the Yomiuri Orchestra Tokyo. From 2016 to 2022, he was Music Director of the Teatro di San Carlo Naples and, from 2009 to 2016, Music Director of the Orchestra sinfonica nazionale de la Rai Turin.

Born in Slovakia, he studied composition and conducting in Bratislava, then in St. Petersburg with Ilya Musin and in Paris. 2005 marked the start of his international career with the Orchestre national de France. He has since been regularly working with the London Philharmonia, the Munich Philharmonic, the Leipzig Gewandhaus, and the Dresden Staatskapelle, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Frankfurt, Hamburg Radio orchestras, the Swedish Radio Orchestra, the Orchestre de l’Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Filarmonica La Scala Milan.

Juraj Valčuha enjoys regular collaboration in the US with the Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Houston, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York orchestras. These past years have included collaboration with the Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra and New York Philharmonic (both for its season and the Vals Colorado Festival). He also conducted the Orchestre de Paris, London BBC, Vienna, Montreal, Pittsburgh and Dallas Symphony Orchestras. He toured with Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin in the Baltic nations.

The 2023/24 season sees him with the Chicago Symphony, the San Francisco, Pittsburgh and Houston orchestra, the Orchestre national de France, London Philharmonia, Accademia di Santa Cecilia Rome Orchestra, Hamburg NDR and Stuttgart SWR, and conduct Elektra, Tristan und Isolde and La Dame de pique at Deutsche Oper Berlin, Tristan und Isolde and Fanciulla del West at Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, Salomé at Semper Oper Dresden and Jenůfa at Rome Opera.

Paris Opera debut

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  • Opéra Bastille
  • from 15 January to 01 February 2025

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