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Location: Spain
Choir type: Other Choirs
Voicing: Mixed
After a series of eight annual concerts in a row under the name of CANTORIA, this one is going to be the first that will not take place in our traditional place, the Byzantine Chapel Alfonso El Magnánimo of the Cultural Centre La Beneficencia in Valencia.
The polychromic realizations of its Byzantines frescos will be replaced with the gothic severity and austerity of the Santa Catalina’s church. The recollection and the exquisite sound of the Byzantine chapel will give way to the magnificent amplitude of the Santa Catalina’s temple, thus proving our maintenance of a long standing tradition of progress and renovation for each of these Spring coral meetings.
Mext May 17th at 8 pm in Santa Catalina Church of Valencia, we will celebrate “Cantoria ’14, that, as being customary, is the “waiting room” for the preparation of our main and traditional concert “Molto Allegro” to take place next June in El Palau de la Musica of Valencia.
In this year’s edition of CANTORIA, we will enjoy the participation of an exceptional guest choir: Coral Nova of Cornellá, Barcelona, that will share stage with us, as well as their presence and friendship, thus strengthening the ties between the tow choirs.
Coral Nova de Cornellá, was founded in 1986 as a mixed choir of 30 voices, is presently conducted by Krastin Nastev. Heuy typically perform in local festivities, carols as well in social events and offer an annual concert at the Fiesta de la Cultura Catalana in the festivity of St George, April 23rd.
They have also performed abroad, being Germany, Andorra, Austria, France, Poland or Vatican City some of their destinations. At home, they have performed in Spain in Asturias, Baleares, Castilla-Leon, Cataluña, Valencia, Galicia and Navarra.
Cantoria Hipponnensis wants to welcome our guests of Coral Nova de Cornellá of Barcelona, wishing them a very pleasant stay in Valencia and great success in this and future performances.
The program:
About the Conductors:
Born in Chiva (Valencia)“ takes her studies in music at the High Conservatory of Valencia -where she obtains a high grade title in Clarinet-, and in the Lyceum of Barcelona, where she obtains the high grade title of canto with Honour Citation.
She studies canto with Isabel Penagos, Lambert Climent and Enriqueta
Tarrés, and took improvement courses with Renata Scotto, Miguel Zanetti, Aland Branco, Enedina Lloris and Gloria Faubel. She also attended courses of Coral Conduction with Juan Luí­s Martínez, José Ramón Gil Tárrega and during the Coral Gathering of Segovia.
She participates as soloist in the premier in Spain of the Leonard Berstein's mass, in Puccini's "Suor Angelica" along with the Orchestra of Valencia conducted by Miguel Angel Gómez Martínez, in the opera premier "Mon de Guerres" in the Perelada Festival and in the Barcelona Forum. She also performs Turandot's "Lady" in the "Palau de Les Arts" of Valencia, with the Orchestra of the Community of Valencia, under the conduction of Zubin Mehta in the 2007 / 08 season.
She is a component of the Chorus of the "Generalitat Valenciana" (Valencian Government Institution) since 1998, becoming "master of sopranos" in 2004. She is performing with this group in most of the Spanish theatres and auditoriums, as well as in the "Palau de les Arts" of Valencia's opera performances since its inception in 2006.
She also has conducted other choruses as "Virgen del Castillo" of Chiva -Valencia-, Albalat dels Sorells - Valencia - and currently Cantoría Hipponensis in Valencia since its start.
Born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria in 1980. He gave his first steps in the world of music through the Choir of Singing Children of Plovdiv, getting into later on in the mot prestigious school of music of the city.
He continued his high studies and graduated cum laude in the disciplines of Orchestra Conductor and Coral Singing Conducting in the National Music Academy of Sofia. In 2005 become part of the State Opera of Antalya (Turkey) as Conductor, where he also gave lectures in the Akdeniz University of the City.
Krastin has conducted operas and other numerous performances in different places in Europe. He has collaborated with the Choir of the Berlin Radio through the International Opera festival of Aspendos (Antalya, Turkey) in 2010 and in the same year he has been conductor in the old theatre of Plovdiv, during its Opera Festival.
He has attended seminars and classes of conducting orchestras and choirs led by Bruno Aprea, Alain Haseldine, Vasil Kazandjiev, Gerogi Dimitrov and Mirolslav Popsavov. Furthermore, he was finalist on the Academic Composition about Bach in Bulgaria.
Since 2011 he conducts “zarzuelas” in the Teatro del Cercle (Gracia, Barcelona) being presently the incumbent conductor of Coral Nova de Cornellá and since 2013 he also conducts  the Ad Libitum Men’s Choir.
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