Nicolas Fink has been announced as the third and final juror at Eurovision Choir of the Year 2017, this July in Riga, Latvia.
Swiss born Nicolas Fink has been announced as the third juror for Eurovision Choir of the Year 2017. He completed his studies with high honors in choral conducting from the Luzern Conservatory, where he also studied voice, earning his concert diploma as a baritone. Mr. Fink also participated in multiple international masterclasses in conducting and in voice, and he was a conducting fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center in 2006.
Nicolas Fink has conducted the radio choruses of WDR Cologne and MDR Leipzig, the Berlin Radio Chorus, the Choeur de Radio France, the Vocalconsort Berlin, the Coro Casa de Musica Porto, the Cor del Palau de la Música in Barcelona and many others. He also is a sought after chorusmaster and has collaborated with dozens of leading conductors including Sir Simon Rattle, Marek Janowski, and Daniele Gatti.
The three jurors for Eurovision Choir of the Year 2017 are:
- Elīna Garanča – Mezzo-soprano (Latvia)
- John Rutter – Composer (United Kingdom)
- Nicolas Fink – Conductor (Switzerland)
Eurovision Choir of the Year will be held for the first time on July 22 in Riga, Latvia as part of the European Choir Games. The European Broadcasting Union has partnered with Interkultur to create this latest Eurovision family event, and both hope to see the format develop into a yearly event.
Competing in the contest are:
- Austria (ORF) – Hardchor Linz
- Belgium (RTBF) – Les Pastoureaux
- Denmark (DR) – Academic Choir of Aarhus
- Estonia (ERR) – Estonian TV Girls’ Choir
- Germany (WDR) – Jazzchor Freiburg
- Latvia (LTV) – Spīgo
- Slovenia (RTVSLO) – Carmen Manet
- Hungary (MTVA) – Bela Bartok Male Choir
- Wales (S4C) – Côr Merched Sir Gâr
The Choirs competing in the contest will perform once for up to 6 minutes. The performance can include one or several works, of any genre, and “should in part reflect national or regional character in some way”.
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