Roland Börger

Hon ARAM

Choral Conducting - Visiting Professor of Choral Conducting

Director of Cappella Vocal Würzburg

Specialist in the organ and choral music of the German and Spanish Baroque

Professor and Choral Director at the Leipzig Hochschule

Roland has been a professor of choral conducting and director of the choirs at the Leipzig Hochschule für Musik und Theater ‘Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy’ since 1993. He became Visiting Professor of Choral Conducting at the Royal Academy of Music in 2001.

Roland is especially noted as an interpreter of both the choral and organ music of the German and Spanish Baroque and as a choral conducting pedagogue. He gives numerous concerts as conductor and organist, as well as being a juror for competitions and a course leader in several countries in Europe, Asia and South America. He has made a number of CDs as well recordings for various radio stations.

Roland Börger was born in Santiago, Chile, and received his first musical education at the Conservatorio Nacional de Música in his hometown. He went on to study church music, choral and orchestral conducting at Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany and subsequently taught choral and orchestral conducting at the Musikhochschule there from 1982-93. He was also Cantor and Organist at the Freiburg Christuskirche 1989-93. In 1989 he founded Musica Viva Freiburg, a period-instrument ensemble that he directed until 2000. Since 1997 he has been director of the Cappella Vocale Würzburg.

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