In 2008 he studied conducting in Florence with Piero Bellugi. From 2009 to 2016 he studied conducting in Vienna, where he obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree with honours at both the Conservatory (Prof. Georg Mark) and the University for Music and Applied Arts (Prof. Johannes Wildner). On recommendation by Mariss Jansons he also takes conducting lessons from Sophie Rachlin.
During his studies, he sang in the renowned Wiener Singverein choir and also assisted its music director Johannes Prinz in numerous projects including tours to Russia and Japan with works by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Honegger as well as performances of Gustav Mahler’s 2nd and 8th symphonies for the Salzburg Festivals in 2012 and 2013. As assistant to Guido Mancusi he worked as a répétiteur and conducted performances of Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus and Mozart’s Così fan tutte and Le Nozze di Figaro in the Schönbrunn Palace Theatre and in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. He also assisted Ingo Metzmacher for performances of Wagner‘s Das Rheingold and Die Walküre at the Geneva Opera.
From 2014 until 2016, Károlyi held the position as Music Director of the Akademisches Symphonie Orchester Wien (ASO Wien), a youth orchestra active in the viennese musical life. He also conducted the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orquesta de Cordoba, the Proarte Orchester, the kons.sinfonie.orchester, the Philharmonic Orchestra Györ, the Schönbrunn Orchestra Vienna and the Wiener Singverein. Furthermore he has conducted the world premiere of a piece by Johannes Berauer with members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in the Musikverein. Future projects also include an assistantship at the Orchestre de Dijon-‐Bourgogne in February and his comeback to the Collegium Musicum in Pommersfelden, Germany.