André van der Merwe, South Africa

is maybe the most successful conductor in the INTERKULTUR festivals. In the World Choir Games he and his choirs have been champions numerous times. He is the most famous South African specialist in the youth choir field. He has founded choir the Pro Cantu Youth Choir and the Stellenberg Girl’s Choir. He is the Director of the Stellenbosch University Choir. His most daring project was the formation of the South African Youth Choir – a choir that has meant a lot in his home country bringing young talented singers together from different racial and economic background.

André van der Merwe