Choral traditions from Russia – Maria Goundorina

workshop (90-150 min.)
composing - conducting
Domplein 4

Many classical singers and conductors will know the awe-inspiring ‘basso profundo’ lines that sometimes pop up in choral music from Russia. However, there is a lot more to explore in the rich Russian choral repertoire. In this workshop, you work with the Russian conductor Maria Goundorina, to learn about Russian vocal techniques and performing traditions. Maria started her singing career in a children’s choir and studied choral conducting at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow. Together, you try out some Russian choral works, find the differences between various performances of traditional repertoire and take a look at different editions of the music.

About the session leader

Maria Goundorina

Maria Goundorina

Maria Goundorina (Russia) has been interested in choral music from a young age, ever since she began singing in a children’s choir at the age of seven. This choir later developed into a school for choir singers. She began her music studies at the Ippolitov-Ivanov Academy of Music and the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow with Boris Tevlin.

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