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The European Choral Academy was founded in 1997 by Prof. Joshard Daus as a joint forum of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and the Bremen Music Academy. Since then, it has established itself as a regular partner for choral symphonic music, opera productions and a cappella concerts at leading international concert halls and festivals. The European Choral Academy combines its concert activities with academic and pedagogical education concepts.

Among the highlights of its history so far, the American premiere of Bernd Alois Zimmermann’s »Requiem für einen jungen Dichter« at New York’s Carnegie Hall, concerts at the Baden-Baden Festival, performances with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Vladimir Jurowski as well as the world premiere of Krzysztof Penderecki’s Eighth Symphony under the composer’s own baton in Beijing stand out. In 2000, the chorus first appeared at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence under Sir Simon Rattle, performing Leos Janáček’s »The Makropoulos Case«. For three additional seasons, the European Choral Academy has been engaged for opera productions in Aix-en-Provence.

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