Adrian Emans is a graduate student in music education at the University of the Arts Berlin and in mathematics at the Free University Berlin. He began his musical career with the classical guitar, with which he had success in national and international competitions. As a singer Adrian and his Barbershop Quartet BART won third prize in the competition MixxIt!. Adrian participated in international competitions and took workshops from Andrea Figallo (Wise Guys) und Anders Jalkéus (Real Group). He derives his most important choral influences from singing lessons he has taken with Regina Herre.
Adrian Emans studies conducting at the University of the Arts Berlin with Frank Markowitsch, Tobias Walenciak und Mirjam Sohar; he has been enrolled in the conducting training program of the Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Music School under Alexander Gelovani-Megreli since 2010.
From 2011 through 2013, Adrian Emans took on the organization and leadership of the children’s choir for “Ein Märchen vom Fluss”: a modern youth opera after J.W. von Goethe. This project of the Youth Chamber Orchestra of Berlin was awarded a prize at the “Children’s Olympics” competition that year. In 2013 he founded the Charité Chor Berlin, which he is proud to lead to this day. At the 2016 German Choir Festival Competition in Stuttgart, he and the choir won the second prize “with high honors,” and at the 2017 Berlin Choir Meeting, a national choir competition, won the “with honors” prize, both in the mixed choirs category. From 2014 to 2015 Adrian Emans worked as assistant and répétiteur at the Berliner Philharmonie, where worked on the project “Vokalhelden” as an assistant in the education department under the art direction of Simon Halsey.
Since 2016 Adrian Emans is the assistant director of PlanckTon, the choir of the Max-Planck Gymnasium in Berlin-Mitte, and the youth choir of the RIAS-Kammerchor. In 2016 he founded the Neuer Kammerchor Berlin, made up of students from the University of the Arts. Since 2017, he has worked as assistant to the Children’s Choir of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden. Assisting and substituting link Adrian to many choirs in Berlin.
Adrian Emans has taken master classes from Frieder Bernius, Simon Halsey, Stefan Parkman, Michael Gläser, Nicolas Fink und Frank Markowitsch and as a guest has conducted choirs such as the Kammerchor Stuttgart, the Vokalakademie Berlin, the Schleswig-Holstein-Festival-Chor, Opus Vocale and Ensemberlino Vocale.
At the 31st international choir competition “Praga Cantat” in November 2017 he won the special jury prize for outstanding conducting.