Artistic Director of VokalArs, Spain Adjudicator
Nuria Fernández Herranz obtained her degree in Choral Conducting and Conducting Pedagogy at the Dániel Berzsenyi Tanárkepzö Föiskola in Szombathely (Hungary) with the highest honours and simultaneously she studied Choral Conducting at the Ferenc Liszt High Academy of Music in Budapest.
She has a PhD in Humanities from the Carlos III University of Madrid where she designs and manages choral projects which are points of reference within the Spanish choral scene: the University Choir, the Children Program of Scenic Music (1999-2008) and the Choral Conducting Course.
She has taught choral conducting in higher education for over twenty years and many choral conductors have studied with Nuria Fernández. She is currently a choral conducting lecturer at the High Conservatory of Music in Castilla-La Mancha.
She is also artistic director and founder of VokalArs, a renowned and prestigious choir in the current choral scene. This group is characterized by the novelty of its artistic proposals and a concept of timbered sonority with its own personality.
Her choirs have won various prizes, as well as national and international recognition. She has performed multiple premieres of choral and scenic music in main concert halls and she is frequently invited as member of jury to national and international choral festivals. She is also regularly invited to lead different artistic projects in Spain and abroad.