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Ger Vos, conductor

Ger Vos was born in Kerkrade. In 1971, he attended the Conservatory of Maastricht to study ‘Harmonie-, Fanfare- en Koordirectie’ (Wind-orchestra and Choir conducting). He obtained the corresponding degrees in 1975 and 1977. At the same conservatory, he obtained the degree of Master ‘Uitvoerend Musicus Orkestdirectie’ (Performing Musician Orchestra Conducting). His teachers at the time were Lucas Vis and Anton Kersjes. He completed his studies in 1980 at the Conservatory of Rotterdam (teacher: Jan Eelkema) with the degree of Master ‘Uitvoerend Musicus Koordirectie’ (Performing Musician Choir Conducting). Later on, he followed many courses on conducting and interpretation, a.o. with Felix de Nobel, and during the renowned Wiener Meister Kurse (Master Class of Vienna) (Vienna) with the Swedish choir pedagogue professor Eric Ericson.

Ger Vos is the permanent conductor of , the Wageningse Studenten Koor en Orkest Vereniging (WSKOV), Vocaal Ensemble Vivavoce, Concertkoor Haarlem and the Christelijke Oratoriumvereniging ‘Valerius’ in Barneveld. As a teacher in conducting he was connected to the Sichting Samenwerkende Nederlandse Korenorganisaties (Foundation of Cooperating Dutch Choir Organisations; nowadays called: Kunstfactor/Unisono). Since 1980 he teaches at the famous ‘Kurt Thomas’ summer course for conductors. Additionally, he was the main teacher ‘choir conducting’ at the former City Conservatory of Arnhem. During his career, he led many scratch performances and workshops, a.o. at the Brabants Korenfestival in Eindhoven, NL, and the Scratchdagen in Leiden. Vos performed many times as a guest conductor (for instance) at the Limburgs Symphonie Orkest, he conducted opera productions and joined the jury of several choir events.

Ger Vos conducted many performances in collaboration with other orchestra’s such as the Brabants Orkest, the Dordts Kamer Orkest, the Randstedelijke Begeleidings Orkest, the Gelders Orkest, the Noordhollands Philharmonisch Orkest (nowadays Holland Symfonia) and the Limburgs Symphonie Orkest. For a few years he was appointed as the permanent conductor of the Kerkraads Symphonie Orkest. Besides the big oratorium pieces performed under his guidance, there is a great number of a cappella pieces which he performed with several vocal ensembles.


Last Update 05-10-2011