Panda van Proosdij

studied at the Rotterdam Dance Academy in the Netherlands and took theatre courses in Azzano, Wiesbaden and New York. Nowadays she is a guest teacher at the Codarts University of Arts in Rotterdam and works as movement coach and director with the Netherlands Children and Youth Choir. She is also conductor and teacher in workshops […]

Merel Martens

completed her studies in Music Education, Pop and Jazz Choir Conducting, as well as Rhythmic Choir Conducting at the Codarts Conservatory in Rotterdam and at the Royal Academy of Music in Denmark with the highest possible grades. Today she is conductor of the award-winning a cappella ensembles Pitch Control and VOÏSZ Vocal Projects in the […]

Josep Vila Jover

studied choral conducting with Enric Ribó, Conxita Garcia and Christian Grube. He is the artistic director of the Societat Coral Amics de la Unió, a prestigious choir school in Granollers (Catalonia) with more than six hundred students and ten active choirs. At this school, he conducts two choirs with about one hundred singers in total. […]

Frank-Steffen Elster

sang as a child in the Gewandhaus’ children and youth choir in Leipzig, before taking over some conducting and organization activities. Also in Leipzig, he studied conducting, choir conducting and voice at the conservatory. Already during his studies, he became assistant to the Gewandhaus director and later conductor of the Gewandhaus’ children choir. They performed […]

Aira Birziņa

is associated professor of Choral Conducting at Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music, artistic director of three girls’ choirs and manager of the Riga Female Choir and Ogre District Choir. She is also producer and artistic director of the Ogre Music Festival and since 2003 chief conductor of the Latvian Song and Dance Festival, which […]