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Workshop
Workshop for conductors is on Thu, 24.04 at 3pm-4.30pm in the Main Building of Uni. Tartu. Auditorium139 is on the first floor in the right hall. Main Building of Uni. Tartu is 3 minutes apart from opening (Town Hall Square).

It will be a masterclass type of workshop that will be conducted by:
Marit Tøndel Bodsberg, Kvindelige Studenters Sangforening (conductor of Norwegian women's choir)
Maria Goundorina, Västgöta Nations Manskör Korgossarna (conductor of Swedish men's choir)

Theme: work with choirs, voice excercises

Marit Tøndel Bodsberg has finished flute in Kristiansand Music Academy, in addition to that has studied komposition and singing. Bodsberg got her MA in choral conducting from Norwegian Music Academy, where Grete Pederseni and Ole Kristian Ruudi were her teachers.
From 2005-2008 Bodsberg worked as an assistant in Norwegian Soloists Choir. She has made co-projects with many leading choirs and ensembles, incl Vocal Art, Oslo Chamber Choir and Norwegian Music Academy choir. At the moment, Marit Tøndel Bodsberg works as an artistic leader and conductor with Kvindelige Studenters Sangforening and  Vestoppland Chamberchoir.
M. T. Bodsberg has taken part in many recordings as a conductor, singer, and flutist. She has won many national and international contests with her choirs. In 2012, Bodsberg got a conductor prize from Norwegian Choral Association.

Maria Goundorina studied conducting at the Ippolitov-Ivanov Music College, and the Tchaikovsky Conservatory, both in Moscow. After receiving her diploma, Goundorina continued her postgraduate studies in Musicology at the University of Vienna. In 2005, Maria Goundorina started her studies with Anders Eby at Royal College of Music in Stockholm. In 2004, Goundorina was a finalist in the Competition for Young Choir Conductors in Vienna, and won the award for Best Interpretation of a Romantic Work. In 2007, M. Goundorina was the recipient of the Eric Ericson Travel Scholarship, and in 2009 she was one of the finalists in the international conductor competition The Eric Ericson Award. Maria has conducted several prominent Russian, German and Swedish choirs and ensembles. In November 2009, Maria Goundorina was appointed conductor of the internationally renowned and critically acclaimed Swedish choir Allmänna Sången.