Iva Juras

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Born: 1968, Zagreb, Croatia


Conductor IVA JURAS graduated in Music Theory and Education from the Music College in Zagreb, after which she went on to study at the Zagreb Music Academy, graduating in Musicology and Music Journalism. She studied singing with Zlatko Šir, Renata Šeringer and Branka Stilinović. While still at university, she was appointed assistant conductor of the Ivan Goran Kovačić University Choir, in which capacity she collaborated with many prominent conductors and singers and over ten years trained the choir in a large number of oratorios, a cappella pieces and operas. She has attended seminars on choir conducting (Lojze Lebič), baroque music (Catherine Mackintosh, Alistair Hume) and other music areas. She is a member of the Croatian National Theatre opera choir and a part-time collaborator of the Croatian Radio and Television Choir. Since 2001 she has been the conductor of the Vladimir Prelog Academic Choir. Her work with the choir has earned her and the choir recognition and praise of the musical profession (a silver medal at the Svátky písní international competition in Olomouc in 2002 and bronze plaques at the international competition Musica mundi in Budapest in 2009 and Choral Competition in Zagreb 2014). In the autumn of 2007 she took over as conductor of the ensemble Collegium pro musica sacra, with which she won the silver plaque at the international choir competition Musica sacra a Roma in 2009. In 2010 the ensemble under Iva Juras won two gold medals, one at the Zagreb Choir competition and second in the Festa Choralis competition in Bratislava, Slovakia. From 2011 on, she organizes the Festa Choralis Festival in Zagreb, the most popular summit of University choirs, which takes part every year in May. Her settings of popular and sacred traditional songs are performed worldwide. In 2016 she became the artistic director of the Physicians Singers of Zagreb

email: ivajuras At sign.png rocketmail.com

See also: Iva Juras's editor page.

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