Bratislava Music Agency
841 06 Bratislava 4
The choir was founded in 1996 by a Ukrainian choirmaster and conductor Alexander Vacek. The members of the choir are students and graduates of Brno universities. Gaudeamus gives concerts at home as well as abroad (England, France, Germany, Poland, and Portugal). It cooperates with Czech and international ensembles and orchestras (Brno Philharmonic, Czech Virtuosi, Krakow Opera, Hradišťan, Juniata College Concert Choir, children’s choir Primavera). It also takes part in festivals and competitions (37. International festival Svátky písní, Olomouc, 2009 – Gold certificate, winner of two categories: contemporary Czech music and sacred music. 57. Festival of choral music in Jihlava, 2014 – Gold certificate). The repertoire of the choir contains works from the renaissance period to the music of contemporary Czech and world composers, a cappella pieces as well as vocal-instrumental works.
Ms Daša Karasová is a graduate of the Conservatory in Košice with a degree in piano performance. While studying, she had her first experiences with directing choirs while cooperating with a variety of local choirs. Her experiences continued at the Jonáš Záborský Theater in Prešov where she worked as a choirmaster from 2000-2003. She finally studied at the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts studying under Associate Prof. Josef Pančík, graduating from that institution in 2006. She began her tenure with Gaudeamus in 2007 and added the Brno Academic Choir (BAS) in 2010. Currently, she is also working as a répétiteur for the Janáček Opera at the National Theater in Brno. Ms Martina Kirová studied music education and English language the Faculty of Humanities and Natural Sciences at University of Prešov. Moreover, she also studied conducting under Assoc Prof. Josef Pančík at the Janáček Academy of Musical Arts in Brno. Starting in 2007, Martina began her work as the co-director for Gaudeamus. Adding more work to her plate, she also began work as the director of the Vach Choir of Moravian Women Teachers. She is also an artistic director of the children’s choir Primavera. She is working as a répétiteur for the Janáček Opera of the National Theater in Brno.Back to the list of ensembles