Jonathan Velasco (Philippines)
joined the University of the Philippines Madrigal Singers under Prof. Andrea Veneracion in 1981, and became its assistant choirmaster later on. In 1989, he took up his studies in choral conducting at the Berliner Kirchenmusikschule under Martin Behrmann, finishing with distinction. He was a member and assistant conductor of the World Youth Choir, and for its 1996 summer session he was the first Asian to become principal conductor.
He was part of the jury during the Choir Olympics 2002 in Busan and 2004 in Bremen. In 1993 he joined the faculty of the Asian Institute for Liturgy and Music, and was appointed Dean in 1995. Velasco regularly holds workshops and counducting seminars in Manila as well as in Indonesia, Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore.
He currently conducts the Philippine Chamber Choir and the Ateneo Chamber Singers.
Gábor Hollerung (Hungary)
is one the founders and artistic directors of INTERKULTUR. He is the founder of the Dohnanyi-Symphony-Orchestra Budafok and conductor of the Academic Choral Community. With both the orchestra and the choir he has been creating international stir for quite some years now, he has won first prizes at nearly all significant international competitions.
As a guest conductor as well as lecturer and adjudicator he has been in demand of many countries around the world. Since May 2001, Gábor Hollerung has been the musical director of the "Honvéd-Ensemble" as well as the conductor of this worldwide unique and professional male choir.
Since 2002, he is the first guest conductor of the Jerusalem Symphonic Orchestra and artistic advisor of the Tel Aviv Philharmonic Choir, the only professional choir in Israel.