GRAND PRIX WINNER, FLORILÈGE VOCAL DE TOURS
Conductor: Kazuhiro Fukunaga
Japan’s harmonia ensemble was founded by artistic director Kazuhiro Fukunaga in April 2009. The ensemble’s repertoire includes works from Renaissance to the 21st Century as well as pop, jazz, and folklore.
In addition to regular concerts and album releases, this choir’s high quality sound and artistry has resulted in invitations to perform at the 10th World Symposium on choral music (Korea), the Festival des Choeurs Laureats (France) and the European Grand Prix 2012 (Slovenia).
harmonia ensemble has received top awards at both the 63rd and 64th National Choral Competition as well as the 40th Florlege Vocal de Tours (France).
“…an unprecedented high quality of music with high level of their singing ability and fresh young sensitivity. This choir is full of creative energy beyond any genre, and yet, they hit points and styles precisely, which is quite amazing.” - Kazuo Mori (Japanese singer and lecturer)
The singers of harmonia ensemble say they are eager to perform at WSCM2020 and look forward to connecting and singing with incredible choirs from all over the world.