Urša Lah


U rša Lah studied Musical Education with choral conducting at the Ljubljana Music Academy (Slovenia) and Choral Conducting at UiT – The Arctic University of Norway. With the Mixed Youth Choir Veter, APZ Tone Tomšič (University of Ljubljana) and the Slovene National Radio Chamber Choir, she has premièred many works by contemporary composers, and won many first prizes, golden plaques, special prizes for her programme choices, interpretations and conducting awards at national and prestigious international choral competitions, including the European Grand Prix for Choral Singing 2008 (Debrecen). In recognition of her valuable work with choirs, Urša received the highest award of the Municipality of Ljubljana for cultural achievement in 2008, and in 2009 the award of Public Fund of the Republic of Slovenia for Cultural Activities. Since autumn 2009 Urša Lah lives in Norway. During the years 2010 – 2017 she taught choral conducting and ensemble leading at the UiT – The Arctic University of Norway, she was the artistic leader and conductor of Finnmark Operakor and the artistic leader and conductor of the University Choir Mimas.

She also worked as a choirmaster for Artic Philharmonic Orchestra and Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra. From 2018 until 2020 she was engaged as Associate Professor of Ensemble leading at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology In Trondheim. Currently she conducts the Choir of Trondheim Symphony Orchestra and works as a choir master for Trondheim Symphony Orchestra & Opera. She is a lecturer in educational seminars for choral conductors, a frequent member of adjudicating panels at international choral and conducting competitions, a guest conductor of professional choirs and recognised ensembles and Artistic Leader of the international Utopia & Reality Chamber Choir.