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 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 in Vienna and Stockholm. Together, you try out some choral works from some of the best-known composers, find the differences between various performances of traditional repertoire and take a look at different editions of the music.

The repertoire consists among others of the well-known Bogoroditse Devo by Rachmaninov and some of his Vespers, as well as a few traditional folk songs.

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. She studied choral conducting with, among others, Anders Eby and Cecilia Rydinger Alin at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm and the University of Vienna.

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