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Helsingin Sanomat

"Young Hollóköi is a great talent"

"...Hollókői had very clear, confident vision of gestures in Georg Philipp Telemann's La Bizarre French-style Ouverture and Buxtehude's one hour long, in-depth cantata series. Already on the basis of these performances, Hollókői can be considered a great talent. What is important, he raised the emotional content of Buxtehude's work, the spontaneous, strong affects attractively into life."

(Telemann La Bizarre Overture, Buxtehude Membra Jesu Nostri, Hämeenlinna City Orchestra)



"The marriage of Figaro: Joensuu Opera Society's bull's eye"

"Huba Hollóköi showed his sovereign skills across the board, and the orchestra played more beautifully and more coherent than ever. Especially the brass players were excellent at even the most demanding bends."

(Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro, Joensuu Opera Society, Joensuu City Orchestra)

"It was a joy to see and hear these young, rising talents on stage. They were led by skilled and committed conductor Huba Hollóköi who recently started as assistant conductor of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra."

(Mozart: Don Giovanni, DNOA, Den Haag)



"Getting director Pölönen and conductor Holloköi together proved to be a real jackpot, because quite some wizards were needed to turn the Carelia-hall into a functioning opera stage. The solution to place the orchestra in the centre of the action, and having the singers on a stage built around the orchestra was perfect. Why did nobody think of this before? In addition, lifting the singers on a catwalk-style stage had another benefit: the sound-effect reflected from the roof opened up the otherwise troublesome acoustics of the hall: all text was superbly clear and understandable, the singers and orchestra's balance was harmonic."

(Mozart: Magic Flute, Joensuu Opera Society, Joensuu City Orchestra)



"This time, the orchestra was led by a guest conductor, Huba Hollókői, who graduated from the Liszt Academy as a violinist, and completed his conducting studies at the Sibelius Academy. A direct hit was this choice; the sense of humor of the young conductor is beyond doubt. Not only he understands the musical gags, not only he got them performed by the orchestra with his moves, but at the same time, he suggested that one can never get tired of them."

(Rossini: Crescendo, thematic concert with  Danubia Symphony Orchestra, Budapest)



"Rigoletto hits the jackpot! Joensuun oopperayhdistys (Joensuu opera association) turns 40 this year and brings Rigoletto to Joensuu. This opera production is an absolute success."

(Verdi: Rigoletto, Joensuu Opera Society, Joensuu City Orchestra)



"The air was glowing around the Hungarian Huba Hollókői. He is accurate, thorough and clear. He mediates the information for the orchestra in an organic way."

(Strauss Four last songs, Vaasa City Orchestra)


Savon Sanomat

“The conductor, Hollókői balanced the soloist and the orchestra in the whole concerto insightfully” 

“Hollókői showed his claws in the interpretation of the 1st Symphony by Jean Sibelius. In the first movement, he raised the morose character of the brass. At the beginning of the second movement, the strings sounded sensitively and beautifully, but later as a wild storm. The Third movement was like a joyful riding of a regiment, everybody was breathing together.

The full drama took place in the Finale. This included an overwhelming sense of passion, at the end peace and charm. It was exciting to see how Hollókői caught himself all the time with the music. This charge gave rise to musicians confidence and happy attitude to play.”

(Béla Bartók Viola Concerto, Sibelius First Symphony, Kuopio Symphony Orchestra)


Helsingin Sanomat

"Hollókői conducted the last number, Mendelssohn's Reformation Symphony upright and solemnly. His interpretation was forceful and safe, the music was flowing and had space to breath" "He is a new example of the high level of the Finnish conducting-school."

(Mendelssohn Reformation Symphony, Hämeenlinna City Orchestra)



"The tone of the violin of Huba Hollókői was more "Sibelian". The dark melancholy was touching. His energetic but sure interpretation was charming."..."Cooperation between the duo partners was deep. Hollókői had a strong presence."

(Kuntsin arvokas tila soi/Sibelius: Four Pieces /Piano: Marianna Slobodeniouk)

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