Maria Goundorina

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lecture (60 min.) - workshop (90-150 min.)

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. After graduating from the Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Maria spent a few years in Austria studying at the University of Vienna.

In 2005, Maria moved to Stockholm to study choral conducting with, among others, Anders Eby and Cecilia Rydinger Alin at the Royal Academy of Music. Maria graduated in choral conducting in the spring of 2008. During her studies, Maria managed to both sing in and lead several prominent ensembles in Russia, Germany and Sweden, as well as to participate in most conductor competitions. She also teaches choral conducting and singing and Russian music in courses in Austria, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden.

Maria has been one of the finalists in the Vienna Competition for Young Choir Conductors, where she also received the award for “Best Interpretation of a Romantic Work”. She was awarded an Eric Ericson’s travel scholarship, and was one of the finalists in the international Eric Ericson conductor competition in 2009.