"This time, the orchestra was led by a guest conductor, Huba Hollókői, who graduated at the Liszt Academy as a violinist, and completed his conducting studies at the Sibelius Academy. 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 in the same time, he suggested that one can never get tired of them."
(Rossini: Crescendo, thematic concert with Danubia Symphony Orchestra, Budapest)
Hungarian born Huba Holloköi is the new assistant conductor of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra.
Holloköi began his musical studies as a violinist. Playing since the age of four, he has received several prizes from notable national and international solo and chamber music competitions. He took up the baton in the class of Leif Segerstam at the Sibelius Academy. Already during his studies he conducted numerous professional orchestras in Finland, including Lahti Symphony Orchestra and Kuopio Symphony Orchestra. He was one of the three finalists of the 53rd Besancon International Conducting Competition in 2013.
As conductor, Holloköi worked with all leading Dutch orchestras, such as Residentie Orchestra, Concertgebouworchestra, NedPho, Noord Netherland Orchestra, Holland Ballet Orchestra. He shared concerts with Jac van Steen in Rotterdam and in The Haag with Codarts/KC Wind Orchestra. He recently had his debut with Slovak Sinfonietta on the 24th Allegretto Festival, and with HET Sinfonieorkest in the Netherlands. He also appeared as opera conductor with Mozart’s Magic Flute in Finland, and led the ballet production "Christmas Spectacular" by The Dutch Don't Dance Division in The Hague.