MARIA GUINAND, CONDUCTOR
María Guinand is a choral conductor, university professor and leader of many choral projects both nationally and internationally. She has been frequently invited to give masterclasses in universities, guest conduct in major choral festivals and conferences, and be a juror in choral competitions in the U.S.A, Europe, Asia and Latin America. She is a specialist in Latin-American Choral Music of the XXth and XXIst centuries. At present, she conducts the Schola Cantorum de Venezuela with whom she has toured extensively and recorded many times. She obtained the 'Kulturpreis' (1998) of the InterNationes Foundation, the Robert Edler Preis für Chormusik (2000) and the Helmuth Rilling Preis (2009).