Astrid Vang Pedersen
Astrid Vang-Pedersen (Denmark) is a choral conductor and concert designer. She has developed a specific method on staging choral performance, called Concert Design, and finished her thesis on the subject in 2018, a project created in collaboration with The Royal Danish Academy of Music and Roskilde University, Denmark. Astrid is the artistic director of the vocal ensemble Dopplers, which focuses on embodied, theatrical and communicative performance of vocal music, while she also facilitates workshops on the subject, teaches choral conducting and composes music for choirs and theater productions.
Astrid has initiated the collaborative choir project Ubuntusong, where choir singers from around the world promote cross cultural understanding through song. The project debut was a tribute to the legacy of Nelson Mandela and the South African philosophy Ubuntu, released in 2018.