Neuer Kammerchor Berlin
Neuer Kammerchor Berlin

Conductor

Adrian Emans

Choral director and conductor Adrian Emans is the founder and musical director of the Neuer Kammerchor Berlin, the Charité Chor Berlin and the Neuer Männerchor Berlin.

 

Emans began his musical career with the classical guitar, for which he earned national and international recognition. He obtained a master's degree in music education at the Berlin University of the Arts and in mathematics education at the Free University Berlin.

From 2011 through 2013, Emans assumed responsibility for the organization and direction of the children’s choir of the Jugendkammerorchester Berlin, for the project "Ein Märchen vom Fluss", a modern youth opera inspired by J.W. von Goethe. This project was awarded a prize at the competition "Children's Choir Olympics". In 2013, he founded the Charité Chor Berlin. 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 Meet they were awarded a commendation “with honors.” At the competition of the “35th International Choral Festival of Preveza” the choir was awarded with a gold and a silver medal in two categories.

 

From 2014 to 2015, Adrian Emans worked as assistant and accompanist at the Berliner Philharmonie. He accompanied the Berlin Philharmonic’s educational project "Vokalhelden" under the direction of Simon Halsey. From 2016 to 2018 he held a position at the Max-Planck-Gymnasium in Berlin Mitte supporting the work of the school choir “PlanckTon”, a 2016/2017 protegé choir of the RIAS-Kammerchor.

In 2016, Adrian Emans founded the Neuer Kammerchor Berlin, made up of students from the Berlin University of the Arts. Under his leadership, the choir enjoyed international success by winning second prize at the competition “Praga Cantat”, where Adrian was additionally awarded a special jury prize for outstanding conducting. In 2018, the choir was also awarded with a silver diploma in the „Champions Competition“ at the international competition „World Choir Games“ in Tshwane, South Africa.

In November 2018 Adrian Emans conducted the German premiere of Zuzanna Koziej’s “Mass of Trust,” within the project “Zaufanie-Vertrauen.” In October 2019, he and the choir won the first prize in the categories “Musica Sacra” and “Cori dei Adulti,” as well as the entire competition in the “Grand Prix” finale. In addition, Emans received the special prize for “Best Conductor.” From 2017 to 2019 Adrian was assistant to the Children’s Choir of the Berlin State Opera unter den Linden, and continues to support the work of this choir. In 2019, Adrian Emans founded the semi-professional Neuer Männerchor Berlin. Substitution work and assistance connect him with many choirs and orchestras 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.

In addition to his ensemble conducting work, Adrian Emans is active as the chairman of the music committee of the Choral Association of Berlin.

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