Wolfgang Ziegler (Austria)
Composing choral music , international choral workshops with choirs from all over the world, organizing and judicating international choral competitions and festivals keep me curious and active every day. I totally agree with the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche : life without music is an error.
David Crescenzi (Italy)
1999/2001 Master for Choir at “Carlo Felice” Theater of Genoa; 2004/2006 Master for Choir at “San Carlo” Theater of Naples; 2006/2012 Chorus Master Arena Sferisterio Macerata; 2014/2020 Musical Director at Cairo Opera House; 2016/2021 Principal Guest Conductor at Deutches Oper am Rehin Dusseldorf / Duisburg; From 2017 Musical Director at Romanian National Theater of Cluj-Napoca.
Fabrizio Barchi (Italy)
He made his debut at the age of 21 as a choir conductor. He has set up and conducted various ensembles with which he has obtained national and international awards and gained worldwide recognitions. Professor of choir conducting at the Conservatory he is frequently called as jury member of the most famous choral competitions. He holds courses particularly focused on youth choral repertoire and on Renaissance and Contemporary music.
Stojan Kuret (Italy / Slovenia)
Stojan Kuret is a worldwide wellknown conductor, lecturer and juror, recipient of prestigeous awards such as the Guidoneum award for the successful and creative work with Vokalna akademija Ljubljana and the Prešeren foundation award, the highest slovenian recognition in culture.
Michael Murphy (U.S.A.)
As a vigorous champion of choral music for all, Michael has enjoyed teaching all ages and levels and several auditioned and non-auditioned collegiate, community, school, and church choirs. His interests include training and developing the holistic conductor, rehearsal techniques, new choral compositions, and investing and creating connections in our global community through music.
Dion Ritten (Netherlands)
Award winning choir conductor, founder and artistic director of the biennial CantaRode international festival and contest, active member of the International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM), the American Choral Directors Organization (ACDA) and the federation of European Choirs, Europa Cantat.
Kelvin Lo (Hong Kong – China)
Kelvin Lo is a children’s choir conductor and music educator. He is the Secretary General of World Youth and Children Choral Artists’ Association, the Vice President of Hong Kong Treble Choirs’ Association, Deputy Director of Hong Kong Treble Choir, the Advisor and Chorus Master of True Colors Symphony, and the Deputy Principal of St Stephen’s College Preparatory School in Hong Kong.
Jane Lau (Hong Kong – China)
Jane Lau is a choir is a wellknown choir conductor. On top of her success in conducting the Marymount choir, Jane was awarded the Outstanding Arts Teacher Award 2013 by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council for her outstanding achievements in promoting music education and her continued support in Marymount’s music activities.
Milan Kolena (Slovakia)
Vice- President, World Youth and Children Choral artists Association, Hong Kong´. Conductor, Mixed Choir Apollo and Schola Gregoriana Bratislavensis. Associate Professor of choral conducting and Gregorian Chant at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. Artistic director of Bratislava Music Festivals.
Mat Wright (U.K.)
Mat is the Artistic Director and founder of Barnsley Youth Choir, a community choir based in the north of England. He has worked in a number of roles in education in his career. As a member of the international jury, Mat has worked in some of the most important competitions in the world including the World Choir Games in Sochi (2016) and Pretoria (2018).
Anthony Villanueva (Philippines)
Anthony Go Villanueva, a choral conductor, pianist, singer and arranger is acknowledged as one of the Philippines’most esteemed choral conductors of his generation as his musical dynamism enabled him to reach a level of success & distinction rarely found at his very young age. He was also a “Dangal ng Malabon” recipient at the recently concluded 38th Gintong Parangal ng Malabon in October 2019. The award was vested to Anthony by the Municipality of Malabon to acknowledge his excellence in the field of music as a way to recognize citizens of Malabon that excel in their field of expertise.
Oksana Sukhetska (Ukraine)
Oksana Sukhetska – founder, choirmaster, artistic director and conductor of the mixed «Molodizhnyi Kamernyi Khor (Youth Chamber Choir)», choirmaster, artistic director and conductor of the student women’s choir «Yunist (Youth)», senior lecturer at the Department of Musicology and Vocal and Choral Arts, Faculty of Arts, Pavlo Tychyna Uman State Pedagogical University. Laureate of All-Ukrainian and International competitions.
Brian Stevens (U.S.A.)
Brian is Director of Choirs at Nazareth College (NY), and founder and artistic director of Vox Eius. He is an ardent champion of contemporary female choral composers and repertoire for advanced treble choirs. He is passionate about developing and uniting choral communities, creating evocative and progressive choral programming, and investing in the training and mentorship of young conductors and educators.
Elena Volodina (Russia)
Elena Volodina is the artistic director and chief conductor of the Children’s Choir ‘Alye Parusa’. Merited Worker of Culture of the Russian Federation (1999). Member of the Presidium of the Federation of Children’s and Youth Choirs of Russia. Adjudicator, conductor and requested lecturer.
Urša Lah (Slovenia /Norway)
Urša Lah is Artistic Leader of the international “Utopia & Reality Chamber Choir”, Choirmaster for Trondheim Symphony Orchestra & Opera and conducting teacher at university level. As conductor she encourages and promotes present-time choral creativity and has premièred many works by contemporary composers.
Virginia Bono (Argentina)
Conductor and Choir conducting professor graduated in Argentina and Germany.
Founding artistic and musical director of Estudio Coral Meridies, well renowned Argentine chamber choir. She also leads Children and Youth choirs at the Instituto Coral Santa Fe. She serves as guest conductor, adjudicator and leader of choral conducting masterclasses and lectures in Argentina, other Latin American countries and Europe.
Stephen Leek (Australia)
Composer, Conductor and Educator, Stephen Leek currently lives in Australia’s capital city, Canberra, where, despite the current pandemic, he is active on the choral and youth music scene. Over a 4 decade history working in choral music throughout Australia and around the world, Leek has created a unique place in the choral repertoire through his distinctive compositions and his clear and energetic conducting style. As Vice President of the IFCM for 5 years he was integral in taking choral music to many corners of the globe.
Emiliano Linares (Argentina)
One of the most recognized choral conductors of his generation in Argentina.
He is the founder artistic director of the Tous Ensemble choir, an award-winning chamber choir based in the city of La Plata, Argentina. He also conducts several groups associated with the National University of La Plata: the Youth Choir and Instrumental Ensemble of the National High School, the choir of the College of Law and Social Sciences and the renowned Chamber Choir of the institution.
He is a frequent guest conductor, clinician and guest speaker on topics of choral conducting in Argentina, Latin America, Europe and USA.
Maria Emma Meligopoulou (Greek)
Dr Maria Emma Meligopoulou is Assistant Professor of Choral Conducting at the Macedonia University of Thessaloniki School of Music Science & Art (Greece).
She also teaches in the Master’s programmes of the Universities of Macedonia and Ionia and is a visiting professor at the Aegean University. She was awarded a doctorate and a post-doctorate in choral conducting and choral pedagogy by the Ionian University SFA.
In 1992 she founded and directs the SS. Cyril & Methodios Choir of Thessaloniki, which today has over 250 singers aged 6 to 25 and is considered the largest children’s and youth choir in Northern Greece.
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