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Jani Sivén (FIN)

Jani Sivén (FIN)

Jani Sivén (born 1971) is an acclaimed conductor, composer and pedagogue. He is a full-time lecturer in choral conducting at the Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki and artistic director of the Audite Chamber Choir.

Sivén has previously served as the artistic director of the Tampere Philharmonic Choir, Sinfonietta SOI, the Finnish Choral Institute, the Finnish Boys’ Choir and the Galante Youth Choir, and as the chorus master of the Helsinki Music Centre Choir. As a guest conductor, he has collaborated with over 40 choirs and orchestras, including the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, the Finnish Baroque Orchestra, the Helsinki Baroque Orchestra, the chamber choirs of both Finnish and Latvian radio, and the choir of the Finnish National Opera. In his role as a teacher, Sivén served as lecturer in choral and orchestral conducting at the Helsinki Conservatory of Music and ran the teaching programme in choral and ensemble conducting at Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences.

His composition catalogue contains such works as the chamber operas Pyhä Birgitta (Saint Birgitta), Abelard & Héloïse and Troijan naiset, Metropolin tuulet (Winds of the Metropolis), a cantata commissioned for the centenary of the Nation of Southern Finland student organisation, and Fenestra Finnorum, a work commissioned to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Finnish Institute in Rome. Sivén was awarded the conductor’s prize at the Tampere Vocal Music Festival chorus review in 1999 and was named the Choral Conductor of the year by The Finnish Choral Directors’ Association (FCDA) in 2000.

Picture: Markku Nurminen

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