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Levente Török was born into a musical family in 1993. After completing his studies in piano and music composition at the Béla Bartók Conservatory of Music, he continued his education at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, training as a conductor under Mark Stringer and Yuji Yuasa, and répétiteur under Konrad Leitner. During his years at the conservatory, he served as a répétiteur at the Hungarian State Opera’s Opera Studio under the guidance of Géza Oberfrank. He made his debut as an opera conductor in May 2014, in a production of Don Giovanni at the Schönbrunn Palace Theatre, the following year, he led the Wiener Staatsoper’s newly created Chorus Academy as assistant to the chorus director.

He has worked as a conductor and répétituer at numerous prestigious music festivals. Since 2014, he has served as the permanent assistant conductor of the Wels Wagner Festival, whose production of Lohengrin also made it to the Royal Opera House. Between 2015 and 2018, he worked at Theater Regensburg, where he conducted numerous premieres that he rehearsed himself and several hundred repertoire performances of such pieces as Un ballo in maschera, La Cenerentola (Rossini), and Così fan tutte.

In March 2017, as part of the Baden-Baden Festival, he worked with Sir Simon Rattle as the répétiteur for a production of Tosca, and he also served as Teodor Currentzis’s assistant in La bohème in the autumn of that same year. In 2018, he was named first conductor at Theatre Ulm, where he conducted Der fliegende Holländer, Ariadne auf Naxos, Rigoletto, Lucia di Lammermoor, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Hänsel und Gretel, Fidelio, Le nozze di Figaro, La Cenerentola (Massenet), and My Fair Lady. In 2020, he was the music director of a Der fliegende Holländer production at the Weinviertler Festspiele, where he worked with KS Tomasz Konieczny and the Győr Philharmonic Orchestra.

In 2021, he won the 1st International Conducting Competition in Llíria, Valencia. Thanks to this success, he received invitations to the National Orchestra of Spain, Spanish Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, Malaga Philharmonic, Royal Symphony Orchestra of Seville, and Orchestra of Valencia. Later the same year he was given the opportunity to conduct a Christmas concert in the Golden Hall of the Wiener Musikverein. Since the beginning of the 2022/2023 season, he First Conductor at the Mecklenburg State Theatre. Apart from the classical repertoire, he has conducted such contemporary pieces as Powder Her Face by Thomas Adès.

In Hungary, he has conducted the National Philharmonic Orchestra, the Pannon Philharmonic, the symphonic orchestras of Miskolc and Szeged, and the Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok. He is a recurring guest conductor of the Hungarian State Opera, where he made his debut in 2019 with Háry János by Kodály. He later conducted Hunyadi László by Erkel, A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Britten, and Iphigenie auf Tauris by Gluck/Strauss. In 2023, he conducts Tosca by Puccini.

Levente Török