Chief Conductor - General Music Director 



Vinicius Kattah is the new General music director, chief conductor, at the State Theatre Kosice, Slovakia. The young maestro was born in Brazil and at an early age won Prizes at big international competitions for opera conductors.


Kattah is currently living between Kosice, Slovakia and Vienna, Austria where during the last 10 years he has worked with several orchestras conducting at the Vienna State Opera, Musikverein, Konzerthaus, Hofburg, Schloss Schönbrunn and others. His work as a conductor took him to all parts of the world, including: Europe, the U.S.A., Brazil, the Middle-East, Australia, China and Japan.


Recent and future engagements from the maestro includes a world-premiere for the 18-19 season at the Teatro Real in Madrid, concert with the world famous soprano Andrea Rost with the Szolnok Symphony Orchestra, concerts in China and Japan, a premiere of Verdi’s Otello and La Traviata, Beethoven’s Fidelio and Massenet’s Werther at the State Opera Kosice, a concert with the State Philharmonic Kosice and as guest conductor of opera houses like the Slovak National Opera, Plovdiv Opera and the Barenboim-Said Orchestras in Palestine.


Kattah recently conducted the world Premiere of the opera “Cinderella” composed by the young composer Alma Deutscher (12 years-old) that can be seen on BBC’s documentary “Finding Cinderella”. The conductor was also responsible for the modern-day première of the recently discovered Mozart, Salieri and Cornetti’s Freundenlied “Per la recuperate salute di Ofelia” on his project Tutti Mozart.


Kattah began conducting at a young age when he had the opportunity to receive a scholarship to learn from the famous conductor Helmut Rilling in Germany and in the U.S.A.. and after completing his studies Kattah’s career brought him to the opera. He was Korrepetitor and assistant conductor in the Cologne Opera House.