NG Chin Kwee David : Musical Director and Choirmaster

Singaporean, he arrived in Toulouse in 2017 to complete his studies in music direction. He is passionate about early and sacred music and has been artistic director of several vocal ensembles in Singapore.

 Already a graduate of the Institut Kodaly in singing pedagogy, he obtained his diploma in choral conducting from the CRR in Toulouse in 2022, with unanimous approval from the jury; he also holds a diploma in Commerce from the Temasek Polytechnic (Singapore). He is currently pursuing his DE-DUMI postgraduate studies in choral conducting at the CRR de Toulouse.

 Passionate about sharing music and singing, David is currently artistic director of a number of ensembles: Babel Canto (Toulouse), Mezza Voce (Tarbes), the choirs of the Canto-Laouzetto School of Music and the Z’Amuses Chœur (Brax); he leads a variety of projects promoting collaboration and understanding between different communities.

 He is frequently called upon to act as guest conductor for short-lived ensembles, where he demonstrates his dynamism and teaching skills.

 Since the end of June 2021, David has directed the Chœur Franco-Allemand de Toulouse, with whom he has conducted Vivaldi’s Gloria and Magnificat, and the Requiems of Gounod and Saint-Saëns. He will shortly be conducting Mozart’s Coronation Mass.

 In January 2024, he was appointed Artistic Director of the Eurochorus 2024 summer session, where he will conduct Mozart’s Requiem.

Antonio Guirao-Valverde : psinging teacher

Antonio Guirao Valverde began his singing studies in 1999 at the Conservatoire Professionnel de Musique, while continuing his studies in Music Pedagogy at the University of Murcia (Spain), where he is originally from. In 2001, he was admitted to the singing class at the Toulouse Conservatoire, where he was unanimously awarded the first class prize in 2005. A year later he completed his professional studies at the CESMD (Centre d’Etudes Supérieures Musique et Danse) and the Early Music Department of the Toulouse Conservatoire.

He is a member of the Les Eléments chamber choir (conducted by Joël Suhubiette) and the Maitrise du Conservatoire de Toulouse (conducted by Mark Opstad). He performs regularly as a soloist, mainly in the oratorio repertoire.

Fascinated by vocal music and the ancient repertoire from the age of 14, he founded the “Differentia musice” ensemble in 1997 and in 2008, with 4 singer friends, founded the “Il Canto d’Arione” ensemble, with which he sang for 5 years. In 2020, he founded the Ensemble l’Aubade (www.ensemblelaubade.fr), specialising in ancient repertoire and traditional Occitan polyphony. Since September 2022, he has been director of the Ensemble Vocal de Bigorre.

Alongside his work as a performer and conductor, he has taught singing, vocal workshop and children’s choir at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Départemental de l’Aveyron for many years and at the Conservatoire de Musique de Toulouse. He is regularly asked to act as assistant conductor and singing teacher in numerous choral training courses and vocal ensembles in the south of France. He has been part of the Eurochorus project since its inception in 2005.

Last year he was singing teacher for Eurochorus 2023, held in Cologne.