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.

Artistic Experience

2010 – Present

Permanent Conductor Hungarian Opera

Cluj-Napoca, Romania

2005 – Present

Permanent Conductor Oradea Philharmonic Orchestra

Oradea, Romania

2010 – 2015

Assistent Conductor Budapest Festival Orchestra

Budapest, Hungary

2002 – 2010

First Guest Conductor Hungarian Opera

Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Academic Background

2005 – 2006

Erasmus student “Conservatorio di Musica Benedetto Marcello Vencice” Professor: Giorgio Proietti

Venice, Italy

2004 – 2009

Postgraduate Studies “Gheorghe Dima” Music Academy Professor: Petre Sbarcea

Cluj-Napoca, Romania

2003 – 2004

Postgraduate Studies MA (Conducting Masterclass) “Universitat fur Musik und Darstellende kunst Wien” Professor: Leopold Hager

Vienna, Austria


Graduate Studies BA “Gheorghe Dima” Music Academy, Orchestra Conducting Professor: Petre Sbarcea

Cluj-Napoca, Romania


“Sigismund Toduta” Music High School

Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Master Classes


International Bartok Seminar & Festival Professor: Peter Eötvös



International Masterclass Schleswig – Holstein Musik Festival Professor: Ivan Fischer



International Masterclass Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich Professor: David Zinman

Zürich, Switzerland

2008, 2006, 2005

International Bartok Seminar & Festival Professor: Zoltan Pesko



International Bartok Seminar & Festival Professor: Laszlo Tihanyi



International Conducting Course Oradea Philharmonic Orchestra Professor: Acel Ervin

Oradea, Romania


International Conducting Course “Gheorghe Dima” Music Academy Professor: Emily F. Brown (U.S.A.)

Cluj-Napoca, Romania

2001, 2000

Conducting Course “Sigismund Toduta” Music High School Professor: Octav Calleya (Spain)

Cluj-Napoca, Romania

2000, 1999

International Conducting Course “Oltenia” Philharmonic Orchestra Professor: Octav Calleya (Spain)

Craiova, Romania

Teaching Experience

2005 – 2007

Assistant Professor Orchestra Course University of Oradea, Faculty of Music

Oradea, Romania

Orchestras Conducted

Budapest Festival Orchestra

Budapest, Hungary

Hungarian State Opera House

Budapest, Hungary

Konzerthausorchester Berlin

Berlin, Germany

Tiroler Symphonie Orchester

Innsbruck, Austria

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich

Zürich, Swizerland

Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival Orchestra


The Radio Chamber Orchestra Bucharest

Bucharest, Romania

Erdődy Chamber Orchestra


The State Philarmonic of Oradea

Oradea, Romania

The State Philarmonic of Sibiu

Sibiu, Romania

The State Philarmonic of Targu-Mures

Targu-Mures, Romania

Banatul State Philharmonic of Timisoara

Timisoara, Romania

Transylvania State Philharmonic of Cluj-Napoca

Cluj-Napoca, Romania

“Dinu Lipatti” State Philharmonc of Satu-Mare

Satu-Mare, Romania

Hungarian Opera of Cluj-Napoca

Cluj-Napoca, Romania

National Opera of Cluj-Napoca

Cluj-Napoca, Romania

“Gheorghe Dima” Music Academy Orchestra

Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Savaria Orchestra

Szombathely, Hungary

Szeged Symphony Orchestra

Szeged, Hungary

MAV Symphony Orchestra

Budapest, Hungary

Pärnu City Orchestra

Pärnu, Estonia

Szekler Philharmonic Orchestra of Odorheiu Secuiesc

Odorheiu Secuiesc, Romania


Budapest Spring Festival

Budapest, Hungary

Nyírbátor Music Festival

Nyírbátor, Hungary

Primavera Opera Festival

Budapest, Hungary

International Bartók Seminar and Festival

Szombathely, Hungary

Bartok Festival

Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Collaborated with Conductors

  • Ivan Fischer
  • Sir Mark Elder
  • David Zinman
  • Marek Janowski
  • Louis Langrée
  • Osmo Vänskä
  • Leonidas Kavakos
  • Pinchas Zukerman
  • Dimitrij Kitajenko

Language Skills

  • Hungarian
  • Romanian
  • English
  • German
  • Italian