INTERKULTUR appoints Honorary President
International choral expert and Council leader Christian Ljunggren will be Honorary President
At the end of a successful year 2016 INTERKULTUR, together with its friend Christian Ljunggren from Sweden, looks back on many years of joint experiencesand great success at numerous INTERKULTUR events worldwide.
"Since the beginning of the international choir competitions, Christian has been one of the closest circles of the INTERKULTUR family," said Günter Titsch, INTERKULTUR President. Ljunggren's worldwide commitment and experience in all areas of choral music made him an internationally renowned ambassador to the choral scene. "The fact that it is possible today for INTERKULTUR to unite the choral world again and again and to be able to go back on a network of the earth’s most important representatives is the decisive merit of Christian," praised Titsch.
Christian Ljunggren has been the director of the Swedish choirs "Adolf Fredrik Madrigal Choir" (since 1965) and "Nicolai Chamber Choir" (since 1974) and the first president of the Swedish Choir Association. He was also President of KÖRSAM, a committee of the Swedish Choral Organizations and worked as General Secretary and Advisor to the International Federation for Choral Music.
As one of INTERKULTUR’s and World Choir Games’ Artistic Directors, Christian Ljunggren is very active as a lecturer at seminars and workshops all over the world and has established pedagogical seminars in China since 2003. Ljunggren recently chaired the World Choir Council at the 9th World Choir Games in Sochi, Russia, a panel of choral experts from around the world, and thus gave a driving force between representatives and choral nations. Christian is regarded worldwide as the ambassador of the global choral scene.
As a symbol of the highest recognition and deep connection INTERKULTUR awards Christian Ljunggren the Honorary Presidency today. Following the late former Federal President Walter Scheel, Ljunggren will assume the title of INTERKULTUR’s Honorary President as the second ambassador of choral music.