Eszter Horváth – Assistant Conductor

Eszter Horváth is pursuing an MMus in Orchestral Conducting at U of T with Uri Mayer. 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 in 2016 and Cavalli’s L’Egisto in 2017 with the Halifax Summer Opera Festival. 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 on the side 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. This season, Eszter is assistant conductor at Hart House Orchestra, Orchestra Toronto, and the University of Toronto Women’s Chamber Choir.