Artistic leadership

Grete Pedersen
Chief conductor and Artistic director

Since 1990 the choir has sung under the leadership of Grete Pedersen, one of the most renowned conductors in the international choral scene. She is a demanded guest conductor and has worked with the Eric Ericson Kammerchor, Schwedischen Rundfunkchor, Netherlands RadioChor, Netherlands Chamber Choir, Danish National Vocal Ensemble and Choir, Rundfunkchor Berlin, Pro Coro Canada, Tokyo Cantat, World Youth Choir among others.

Pedersen's name stands for productions and stagings with wide stylistic variety. Her contrasting concert programs are known to often be a rather radical mixture. In addition to premiering contemporary musical works, her efforts have increasingly been directed towards larger productions for choir and orchestra.

Yuval Weinberg
Principal Guest Conductor

From June 2019 Yuval Weinberg is engaged as the choir's Principal Guest conductor for the next two years. Weinberg (b. 1990) began his musical career at a

young age as a singer and conductor of the Li-Ron Children's and Youth Choir in his home country Israel. He studied orchestral conducting at Tel-Aviv University followed by choral conducting at the Hochschule für Musik 'Hanns Eisler' Berlin and the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo. There he was taught by Jörg-Peter Weigle and Grete Pedersen.

Yuval Weinberg has received a number of awards for his conducting; most recently the Best Conductor Award at the Internationaler Kammerchor-Wettbewerb Marktoberdorf 2017. In 2015 he was given the Gary Bertini Prize for Choral Conductors, and he won the first prize at the International Choir Conducting Competition in Wroclaw in 2014.

Yuval Weinberg is regularly invited to conduct professional ensembles such as the SWR Vocal Ensemble and the Bavarian Radio Choir. As a part of his musical work with young singers, he has been the conductor of the Norwegian National Youth Choir and since 2019 the conductor of the EuroChoir.

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