Jankó Zsolt, born in Cluj (Kolozsvár/ Klausenburg), Romania is the Permanent Conductor of the Hungarian Opera House in Cluj, and of the Oradea Philarmonic Orchestra in Romania.
His studies included obtaining Masters degrees in Conducting in Vienna, Austria at “Universitat fur Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien” with professor Leopold Hager, followed by Masters studies in Venice, Italy, at the “Conservatorio di Musica Benedetto Marcello Vencice”, with Professor Giorgio Proietti, and at the “Gh. Dima” Music Academy in Cluj, with Professor Petre Sbarcea, where he also obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Orchestra Conducting, in 2002.
Master classes in conducting that Mr. Jankó attended between 1999 and 2013 range from International Conducting courses held in various Romanian cities and also Masterclasses in Zürich, with professor David Zinman, at the Schleswig – Holstein Musik Festival, with Ivan Fischer, and the International Bartok Seminar & Festival, with László Tihanyi, Zoltán Pesko and Péter Eötvös. He was assistant conductor of the Budapest Festival Orchestra betwen 2010-2015.
Orchestras conducted by Mr. Jankó range from Opera Houses, Philarmonics and Symphonic orchestras across Romania and Hungary, and also the Budapest Festival Orchestra, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Tonhalle Orchester Zürich and Parnu City Orchestra in Estonia.