World Choir Council

Representatives and adviser all over the world

The World Choir Council is the highest international advisory board of INTERKULTUR and confers with INTERKULTUR basically on artistic matters. In order to represent the worldwide choir community, we aim for the participation of at least one renowned representative from each choral country of the world. 90 nations and regions are already represented in the Council. The representatives meet regularly every two years during the World Choir Games and report on the choral scene in their respective country. They discuss jointly urgent matters and current topics in the choral world.

For INTERKULTUR the Council members are moreover contact persons to the choir community of their country and support us by spreading information about the INTERKULTUR activities through their own networks.

Presidency
Council Advisory Committee

Members of the World Choir Council

Afghanistan

Omid Noori

Albania

Suzana Turku

Argentina

Alejandro Daniel Garavano

Armenia

​Tigran Hekekyan

Australia

David Slater

Austria

Karl-Gerhard Straßl

Austria

Heinz Ferlesch

Belarus

Inessa Bodyako

Belgium

Luc Anthonis

Belgium

Jean-Pierre van Avermaet

Benin

Felix Nassi

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mladen Matović

Botswana

David Slater

Brazil

Helma Haller

Bulgaria

Theodora Pavlovitch

Canada

Zimfira Poloz

Canada

Robert Cooper

Canada

Don James

China

Ku Johnny

China

Mingyan Liu

China

Wu Lingfen

China

Tian Xiaobao

China

Dapeng Meng

China

Li Yang

China

Yu-Chung Ku

China

Guanghui Chen

Colombia

Edwin Orlando Carrillo

Congo-Brazzaville

Ambroise Kua-Nzambi Toko

Croatia

Branko Stark

Cuba

María Felicia Pérez

Czech Republic

Jan Mišek

Côte d’Ivoire

Pascal Koua

Denmark

Steen Lindholm

Dominican Republic

Farida Diná

Ecuador

Manuel Eugenio Auz Sanchez

Estonia

Aarne Saluveer

Finland

Kari Turunen

France

Jean-Baptiste Bertrand

Germany

Jürgen Faßbender

Germany

Jürgen Budday

Gibraltar

Christian Santos

Greece

Maria Emma Meligopoulou

Guatemala

Carlos Fernando Archila Salguero

Hong Kong

Raymond Fu

Hungary

Levente Gyöngyösi

Hungary

Katalin Kiss

Iceland

Thorgerdur Ingólfsdóttir

India

Neil Herbert Nongkynrih

Indonesia

Aris Sudibyo

Indonesia

Aida Swenson

Iran

Milad Omranloo

Ireland

Bernie Sherlock

Israel

Aharon Harlap

Italy

Giovanni Acciai

Jamaica

Gregory Simms

Japan

Kenji Otani

Japan

Ko Matsushita

Jordan

Shireen Abu Khader

Kazakhstan

Gulmira Kuttybadamova

Kosovo

Memli Kelmendi

Latvia

Romāns Vanags

Latvia

Mārtiņš Klišāns

Lithuania

Vytautas Miškinis

Macedonia

Letka Dimovska Polizova

Malaysia

Susanna Saw

Malta

John Galea

Malta

Christopher Muscat

Mexico

Gerardo Rábago Palafox

Mexico

Marco Ugalde

Morocco

Adnane Matrone

Myanmar

Moe Naing

Namibia

Fanie Dorfling

Netherlands

Johan Rooze

Netherlands

Hans van den Brand

New Zealand

Karen L. Grylls

Nigeria

Emeka Nwokedi

Norway

Tove Ramlo-Ystad

Panama

Jorge Ledezma Bradley

Peru

Abel Gonzales Valenzuela

Philippines

Jonathan Velasco

Poland

Kinga Litowska

Poland

Benedykt Błoński

Portugal

Myguel Santos e Castro

Portugal

Luis Cipriano

Puerto Rico

Luis A. Olivieri

Romania

Voicu Popescu

Russia

Pavel Pozhigailo

Russia

Vladimir Zhivov

Russia

Viktor Zakharchenko

Russia

Lev Kontorovich

Russia

Alexander Solovyev

Senegal

Lucien Mendy

Serbia

Vladimir Opačić

Singapore

Jennifer Tham

Slovakia

Milan Kolena

Slovenia

Karmina Šilec

South Africa

Ludumo Magangane

South Africa

André van der Merwe

South Korea

Shin-Hwa Park

Spain

Òscar Boada

Sri Lanka

Soundarie David

Sweden

Fred Sjöberg

Switzerland

Hansruedi Kämpfen

Thailand

Khunying Malaival Boonyaratavej

Togo

Felix Adessondji Olufade

Turkey

Ilker Ersil

Uganda

Michael Eduard Mukisa

Ukraine

Anzhela Maslennikova

United Arab Emirates

Philipp Maier

United Kingdom

Rachel Mason

United Kingdom

Mat Wright

United Kingdom

Joy Hill

United States

John Haberlen

United States

Tim Sharp

United States

T. J. Harper

United States

Elena Sharkova

United States

Andre de Quadros

Venezuela

María Guinand

Vietnam

Chau Anh Dang