During the individual stages and competition performances for choir conductors (March 12-13, 2021), you will be able to learn more about the way the competitors work with the choir, manual techniques, interpretation, selection of programs ...


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The discussion will be led by renowned conductor Stojan Kuret (Slovenia / Italy) 

STOJAN KURET (Italy–Slovenia)

About the lecturer:

Stojan Kuret born in Trieste (Italy), Stojan Kuret graduated from Academy of Music of University of Ljubljana and finished piano studies at the Giuseppe Tartini Conservatory in Trieste, where he has been teaching since 1983. He served as the artistic director of APZ Tone Tomšič Choir of University of Ljubljana for 10 years. With them, as well as with the Ljubljana Vocal Academy, he made notable international artistic achievements (five grand prizes in Tours (1999), Varna (2001), Gorizia (2001), Maribor (2002), and Arezzo (2009), and three-time finalist and two-time winner of the European Grand Prix for Choral Singing in Arezzo (2002) and Varna (2010)).

In 1984 he received the Gallus commendation from the State of Slovenia for his exceptional musical achievements as well as an honour from the city of Ljubljana for his artistic direction of the APZ Tone Tomšič Choir. He directed RTV Slovenia Chamber Choir (a national radio and TV choir) for two years and also led the Italian Youth Choir for two seasons since January 2007. In September 2011, he received the prestigious Guidoneum Award in Arezzo for his successful and creative work with Ljubljana Vocal Academy, and in 2012 he was bestowed upon the Prešeren Foundation Award, the greatest national cultural accolade in Slovenia. In 2017 he received the Golden Plaque, the highest recognition of the Public fund for cultural activities of the Republic of Slovenia, for his creative and successful work for choral development in the national choral music.

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