Kouluttajat – Utbildare

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Jesper HolmJesper Holm (Denmark)

Jesper Holm , Uddannet i både klassisk og rytmisk korledelse. Underviser på Det Jyske Musikkonservatorium , i rytmisk korledelse og ensemblesang. Workshops og foredrag i ind- og udland i rytmisk korledelse og jazzkor , ofte med sit vokaljazzensemble Touché. Touchés 12 sangere,  har med afsæt i legendariske The Singers Unlimited og Count Basie Bigband , ved festivals og koncerter i ind- og udland, vist nye veje for genren . Senest ved et samarbejde med Danmarks Radios Big Band i oktober 2012.

Conductor Jesper Holm:

Conductor / arranger for the Touché-vocal jazz group. Passionate vocal jazz enthusiast. Lecturer at the Royal Academy of Music, Denmark, and is an instructor at many events and festivals in Denmark and abroad. E.g. the World Symposium on Choral Music and Vocal Jazz Summit, Mainz. Touché (12 singers), with its unique performance marks both nationally and internationally and has frequently shared the stage with groups like The Danish Radio Big Band, The Swingle Singers and The Real Group.

www.touchejazz.dk

 

LillkungSören Lillkung (Finland)

Sören Lillkung, diplomsångare, operasångare och musikmagister, har efter studier vid Sibelius-Akademin 1987–1995. Han har sjungit en rad huvudroller ss. titelrollen i operan Eugen Onegin (Tjajkovski), Sharpless i Madame Butterfly (Puccini) och Guglielmo i Cosi fan tutte (Mozart) samt musikalhuvudroller vid Helsingfors stadsteater ss. Javert i Les Misérables (Schönberg), Ingenjören i Miss Saigon (Schönberg) samt Odjuret i Skönheten och Odjuret (Mencken) , Med West Coast Opera har Lillkung sjungit roller ss. Greven i Figaros bröllop (Mozart), Döbeln i Döbeln 1809(Fagerlund ), Falke i Läderlappen (Strauss) och Papageno i Trollflöjten (Mozart). Senaste höst medverkade Lillkung i Wasa Teaters uppsättning av musikalen Next to Normal (Kitt) och denna säsong sjunger han ånyo rollen som Javert i musikalen Les Misérables på Tampereen Teatteri. Lillkung har verkat och verkar som musikutbildningsledare, sånglärare och körledare och han har grundat och lett körer som His Master’s Noise och Wegeliuskören. Han arbetade under åren 2009-2012 som projektombudsman på Svenska kulturfonden och verkar fr.o.m. 1.8.2012 som enhetschef för yrkeshögskolan Novias kulturenhet. Sören Lillkung är även certifierad sångpedagog från Complete Vocal Institute i Köpenhamn.

 

KorhonenIlona Korhonen (Finland)

Ilona Korhonen is a female musician, dedicated to the bone to folk music, and involved in all kinds of music, mostly vocal. Korhonen is familiar with many aspects of a musician’s work: composing, ensemble playing, producing, singing, teaching, researching and working as a consult. She teaches folk music theory, specifically transcription, at the Sibelius Academy Department of Folk Music.

The subject of Korhonen’s doctoral dissertation, accepted with honours in the summer 2012, was Ingrian runo-singing, focusing on solo runo-singing. Another field Korhonen has studied extensively is polyphony and choir singing in its many forms.

Korhonen worked as the artistic director of Vantaan kamarikuoro for 13 years, composing plenty of music for traditional chamber choir, as well as forming important contacts in the choir community. At the moment, Korhonen is working on her compositions for female choir and composing singer/songwriter material for her ensembles, funded by the National Council for Music’s one year artist grant. She also gives concerts in Finland as well as all over Europe, performing at the moment mostly as a runo-singing soloist.

 

Susanna Lindmark (Sweden)Susanna Lindmark, vd och konstnärlig ledare för Festspelen i Piteå, 2013.

Conductor and founder of Arctic Light Girls Choir, Norrbotten, Sweden. Master of fine Arts exam 1993 at Luleå University, Institution for Music in Piteå.  Choir conducting satsudies for Erik Westberg and Gustaf Sjökvist.

Susanna has been working as a conductor and vocal teacher in Nacka Music classes, Stockholm,  and also been teaching Methods for Children and Youth choir and singing at Luleå University, Institution for Music in Piteå. She has been touring with the choir in both Europe and Asia , and is a demanded inspirateur both in Sweden and abroad. Susanna was awarded Piteå Culture Prize 2012 and has together with Arctic Light won several national and international awards, and was appointed Choir of the Year in Sweden 2010. Susanna has her musical roots in the classical music, but is getting inspiration from folkmusic from different parts of the world and in other forms of performing arts such as improvised theater, movement and art, with the aim to reach to the audience and finding new forms for choir concerts. She is also a composer of choir music, mostly for equal voices, and her music is edited by Gehrmans and Bo Ejeby in Sweden. Her “Song of Hope” has been awarded internationally.

 

image003 Jaakko Mäntyjärvi (Finland)

Jaakko Mäntyjärvi (b. 1963) is a Finnish translator and composer. A professional freelance translator, he is also an active semi-professional musician involved mostly in choral singing. Consequently, most of his output as a choral composer consists of choral works, some 100 of which have been published to date. He describes himself as an eclectic traditionalist. From 2000 to 2005 he was composer-in-residence of the Tapiola Chamber Choir, and he has also taught a course in the history of choral music at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki.

 

 

 

 

 

_KIK4588 (1)Veronika Portsmuth (Estonia)

Veronika Portsmuth (born 1980) is a estonian conductor and singer, who defended her Ph.D in the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre under the supervision of prof. Tõnu Kaljuste. Veronika has also studied in 2008/2009 at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm.

Veronika Portsmuth started conducting at the age of 15 and has been working with several Estonian well-known amateur choirs. She has also established new choirs, ensebles with whom she still continues to work. Portsmuth has been choirmaster for several projects for Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and Nargen Festival Choir.

Veronika Portsmuth has also experience working with large scale choirs: she has conducted thousands of singers at several singing days in Estonia. She was the artistic leader of the 11th Youth Song Celebration “The Wide World Begins In A Small Land” in 2011.

Portsmuth has worked as a teacher at the conducting department in Tallinn Music High School, given vocal lessons and lectures about contemporary music and history, choir singing and traditions, been in juries of several choir competitions and been a part in developing the educational programme for music high schools in Estonia. Today Portsmuth is working as academic in the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre conducting department. She is the President of the Estonian Mixed Choir Association since spring 2013.