Bratislava Music Agency
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Young Adelaide Voices is a unique Choir School based in South Australia, catering to young people aged 5 – 35. This community based, not-for-profit organisation provides a high quality choral education for 6 choirs with a focus on musical excellence, community and friendship. The 2016 touring ensemble is a treble choir with girls from ages 13 - 21. Young Adelaide Voices teaches excellence in singing, performing and musicianship with music from all genres and eras and concerts for every choir, young and old! Young choristers grow in skill and maturity as they progress through the choirs and develop in music, confidence, and teamwork. The choristers have represented Australia in many international festivals and in their international tour to the USA in 2012, Young Adelaide Voices won First Prize in all the Youth Choir sections in the 9th International Golden Gate Youth Choir Festival in San Francisco. At home, Young Adelaide Voices has performed and collaborated with the Adelaide International Festival of Arts, the International Fringe Festival, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, and the State Opera of South Australia, where they have performed repertoire such as Mahler Symphony no. 8 “Symphony of a Thousand” (Adelaide Festival 2010), Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, Leonard Bernstein’s Mass (Adelaide Festival 2012) and have performed the film score to Peter Jackson’s The Lord of The Rings – The Fellowship of the Ring with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (2012). In 2013 they were involved in the Art Gallery of South Australia’s “Start Day” children’s programs, were the Children’s Chorus in Britten’s War Requiem with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and in 2014 members of YAV sang as the ragazzi in Carmina Burana and with The Rolling Stones at the Adelaide Oval later in that year. In 2015 YAV sang in the pit with the ASO for the Australian Ballet’s season of The Dream, based on Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and performed over 20 shows of The Moon’s a Balloon with the Patch Theatre Company. In October 2015 YAV hosted the inaugural WATU:Adelaide! Youth Choir Festival from 7-10 October, with guest composer and choral clinician Stephen Leek. YAV has a composer in residence program and fully supports the composition of new Australian choral works for youth choirs of all ages.
Christie Anderson is a conductor, singer and choral clinician and has worked with choirs and choral music for the past 17 years. She became the Artistic Director of Young Adelaide Voices in 2009. Christie is a founding member of the award-winning EVE vocal trio and was tutor and conductor at Adelaide University's Elder Conservatorium of Music for over ten years. Christie is a singer in the Adelaide Chamber Singers - Australia’s most renowned vocal chamber choir and in 2012 was appointed as the Adelaide Chamber Singers’ Associate Conductor. She has sung in many festivals in Australia and around the world, including the UK, France, Norway, Norway, Canada, Malaysia and Japan. Recent highlights include performances with ACS at the Polyfollia Festival in St-Lô, France and performances as one of sixteen chorus members in all three Philip Glass operas in the Portrait Trilogy – Akhnaten, Einstein on the Beach and Satyagraha with the State Opera of South Australia . Previously Ms. Anderson spent four years in Norwich, UK directing the early music festival “Early Music in Late May” and she has conducted both the West Australian and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras as part of Symphony Australia’s Conductor Development program. Ms. Anderson is also Artistic Director of WATU Adelaide Youth Choir Festival, which had its inaugural festival in October 2015, and in January 2016 she joined the Gondwana National Choral School team in Sydney, co-directing the youth choir Gondwana Voices. In 2012 Ms. Anderson took Young Adelaide Voices to the USA, where in addition to performances in Connecticut, Cincinnati and Washington DC, the Choir swept the pool at the 9th International Golden Gate Youth Choir Festival in San Francisco, winning First Prize in all youth choir categories. Ms. Anderson loves contemporary Australian choral repertoire , much of which is part of YAV’s international touring program. In 2011 she developed Young Adelaide Voices’ ongoing Composer in Residence program. This is the choir’s second international tour under her artistic direction. Jamie Cock studied at Elder Conservatorium in Adelaide before pursuing further study at the Martinu Academy in Prague and the Musikhochschule Freiburg, Germany. Winner of the Geoffrey Parsons Accompanist Award and the Mendelssohn Competition in Berlin, Mr. Cock has presented concerts in Australia, New Zealand, UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Italy and the USA. Based in Adelaide, he is a sought-after accompanist, teacher, instrumental and vocal coach. He has performed with the Adelaide and Sydney Symphony Orchestras, in the Elder Hall Lunch Hour and Perspectives series, Adelaide International Festival of Arts, Melbourne and Adelaide Fringe Festivals, live national broadcasts and recordings for ABC Classic FM radio and Southwest Radio Germany and in collaborations with, among others, the State Opera of South Australia, The Firm, Brink Theatre and the State Theatre Company. He enjoys eating, sleeping, languages, watching good tennis and playing bad tennis.Back to the list of ensembles