ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Aida Swenson Simanjuntak

Aida Swenson Simanjuntak

( I N D O N E S I A )

  • Aida Swenson is one of Indonesia’s strongest forces of choral music  development. As founder and conductor of the Indonesian Children’s  & Youth Choirs Cordana, who have gathered international recognitions  and awards, and have been invited to perform in major cities world wide.
  • As a graduate of the West minster Choir College, Princeton, USA and  as a sought after clinician, Aida Swenson conducts numerous  workshops and adjudicates national and international events.As a jury  member Aida attended choir festivals world wide among others in  USA, Canada, England, Germany,Russia,Singapore,Thailand,  Taiwan,Vietnam,Argentina, China, Latvia, Riminni-Italy and Africa.
  • Aida has spent many years traveling through out provinces of  Indonesia creating and leading choirs, giving master classes, and  training choral conductors
  • However, her professional endeavors are largely but not limited to her choral clinic an activities.
  • Her professional activities include: Council Member of the World  Choir Games for Indonesia; Member of the Advisory to  INTERKULTUR’s World Choir Games; Chairman of the National  Foundation for the Development of Choral Musician Indonesia;  Member of Advisory of the Foundation of Church Music (YAMUGER); Member of the committee Asia Pacific Choral  Symposium- IFCM; Artistic Director of National Christian Student  Choir Competition in Indonesia and other international choir competitions.
  • Aida is featured in the“World Who is Who in Choral Music”.Her  personal commitment to her musical endeavors in Indonesia is not  only centered on her vision in furthering the quality of children’s  choral development. Aida is a pillar of change, of progression, and  of energy to achieve unassailable quality in choral musician  Indonesia and internationally.

JURY PICF 2019

Dr. Amanda Quist

Dr. Amanda Quist

( United States )

Ko Matsushita

Ko Matsushita

( Japan )

Inessa Bodyako

Inessa Bodyako

( Belarus )

John A. Pamintuan

John A. Pamintuan

( Philippines )

Johnny Ku

Johnny Ku

(Taiwan)