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The Audi Young Persons’ Choral Academy is an ensemble of 80 talented young singers aged 16-27 under the artistic direction of Professor Martin Steidler. In rehearsals and intensive individual lessons, the members learn to make music together and receive individual voice training. A team of professionals prepares the singers for the concerts in multi-day rehearsal periods. Every year, interested people can apply to join the choir by presenting themselves in one of the auditions taking place in different cities in Germany. The Academy’s current members come from all over Germany as well as from Austria.
The ensemble was formed by AUDI AG in 2007. Since the beginning of 2017, the Audi Young Persons’ Choral Academy is promoted by the Jugendchorakademie e.V., a non-profit association.
The Audi Young Persons’ Choral Academy performs with well-known artists and orchestras such as Kent Nagano, the London Symphony Orchestra or the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin. Further, the choir is a regular guest at renowned festivals and concert halls around the world. In January 2017, the choir performed at the opening celebration of the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg. So far, the Audi Young Persons’ Choral Academy undertook international concert tours to Taiwan, Singapore and to the Vatican.
As of March 2019