Eurochoir 2024

Place: Varna, Sozopol and Sofia

Дати: 04 July - 17 July 2024

Conductor: Marco Amherd, Donka Miteva

Celebrate Europe through choral singing – EuroChoir is a unique choral event organised by the European Choral Association every year in a different country. Initiated by AGEC in 1982, EuroChoir offers the opportunity to young singers to get together for 8 days to rehearse a challenging program with two renowned conductors, improve their vocal skills and present the results of their work in public concerts. This special choir project aims to promote European choral music among young singers and to encourage cultural exchange within Europe.

Detailed information you can find on the ECA website.


MARCO AMHERD studied conducting, organ and economics in Zurich, Freiburg im Breisgau and Toulouse. He is the Artistic Director of the Davos Festival and the Schweizer Vokalconsort and conducts several ensembles in the Zurich region. In 2024, he will collaborate with the Zurich Opera, the Freiburger Barockorchester and the Zürcher Singakademie.

His repertoire focuses on the vocal and organ music of Bach, Schütz and Reger as well as compositions of the 20th and 21st centuries. Marco Amherd has won prizes at numerous international competitions (including the Bach Competition Wiesbaden, Silbermann Competition Freiberg, Kurt Bossler Competition Freiburg, and the Mendelssohn Competition Aarau). From 2016 to 2018, he held a scholarship at the German Music Council’s Conducting Forum.

Linking music, literature and socially relevant topics is particularly close to Marco Amherd’s heart. His concert programmes thus always follow a common thread, telling dramatic, humorous and at times serious stories.


DONKA MITEVA studied choral conducting at the State Academy of Music in Sofia and orchestra conducting at the Robert Schumann Hochschule in Düsseldorf. She worked with numerous ensembles in Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Portugal, South Africa, Panama, China a.o.

Donka was awarded the 1st Prize at the 7th Int. Competition for young conductors in St. Petersburg and the 3rd Prize at the 5th Int. Conducting Competition Jeunesse Musicales in Bucharest.

2007-2011 she was a conductor and choir director at the State Opera in Münster, Germany and in 2011 she was appointed Artistic Director and Conductor of Collegium Musicum Berlin.

She also teaches Conducting since 2019 at the University of Arts in Berlin. Donka has made it her mission to offer guidance and support to young choral and orchestra conductors, offering them opportunities to work with the Collegium Musicum Berlin Ensembles on a regular basis.

Donka is a sought-after clinician, adjudicator and workshop leader at many prestigious international events such as the World Choir Games, European Choir Games, Grand Prix of Nations and is also a member of the World Choir Council.

As a singer Donka was a member of the European Youth Choir, the World Youth Choir and the European Chamber Choir and is very excited to be one of the conductors for the 2024 EuroChoir Project that will be hosted by her home country Bulgaria in July 2024.

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