Hooman Khalatbari moved eventually to the front row of the young Conductors with his Sensational Substitution, since 2001 that he is the Music Director of the Opera Productions of International Classic Festival at the Castle in Kirchstetten / Austria.
He Conducted there in 2001 Magic Flute (Mozart) , 2002 Le Nozze Figaro (Mozart), 2003 Don Giovanni(Mozart), 2004 Barbier de Sevilla (Rossini), 2005 Tosca (Verdi), 2006 Cosὶ fan tutte (Mozart), 2007 Il 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) and 2013 Rigoletto(Verdi ),2014 Mozart (Don Giovanni) and 2015 Donizetti (L’elisir d’amore) , plus All KUS ( Klassik unter Sternen ) Concerts in Kirchstetten. (2015/Carmina Burana) . The Plane for 2016 is “ Don Pasquale “ and “ Notte Italiana”
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 a 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.
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.Rossell 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.
In addition since 1999/2000 he has been involved in several productions at the Graz Opera House and the singing School.
He performed as a Conductor, Soloist, Chamber musician, Accompanist and coordinator in several European, 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/ Brno & Olomouc – Slovenian/ Maribor – France/Paris – UK/ London and Canada/ Vancouver- Calgary.
Plus Music director of “Klassik Festival Schloss Kirchstten”, since 2014 he is also Principal Conductor “The Prague Metropolitan philharmonic Orchestra” in Prague / Czech.