Martina van Lengerich

As a choir director, I am interested in high musical quality, but at the same time I am always interested in the people with whom I set off together to discover new works or old works in a new way. I have now been working as a choir director for around 35 years and for 20 years my focus has been on children’s and youth choir directing, which fills me with great joy because, in addition to singing, it also means supporting and accompanying young people in their personal development. Basically, I support the idea that every child and therefore every person should (learn to) sing.

I see international exchange and getting to know other cultures as a significant contribution for choirs and choir directors to mutual understanding and ultimately respectful interaction with each other, which in my view is also the basis for peace in the world. Global exchange with colleagues offers many great opportunities to initiate things and learn for yourself.