Eurovox 2015 Riga

Eurovox is a congress organized by European Voice Teachers Association (EVTA) every fourth year and focuses on various aspects of human singing, therefore it gathers professional and amateur singers, their teachers, scientists, physicians and other enthusiasts of the voice all together. In 2015, it will be held in Riga from 18th to 20th June and hosted by Latvian Voice Teachers Association (LDSA).



Confirmed lecturers and master class participants

We are happy to announce the lecturers, presenters and master class singers of Eurovox 2015:


Special events

  • Training the Speaking Voice for This Century | Old traditions and new communication- By Kristin Linklater

  • Masterclass: bass-baritone - By Robert Holl


  • How a posturoacoustic laboratory can help singers- By Joseph Quoidbach

  • Multidimensional aspects of human voice production | Anatomy and physiology from the standpoint of arts, mathematics and sound physics- By İlter Denizoglu

  • Scientific Secrets of Breathing for Singing- By İlter Denizoglu

  • History of Latvian Opera House -By Mikus Čeže

  • Latvian Vocal Music- By Jānis Kudiņš

  • Classical Singer’s Profession Today- By Martin Vácha

  • Lax Vox for Singing Voice Therapy- By İlter Denizoglu


  • Arias for Young Singers- By Barbro Marklund-Pētersone

  • From The Inside Out: Teaching Pop and Jazz Singing- By Ineke van Doorn

  • Ethnic Styles of Singing- By Sirkka Kosonen, Zane Šmite

  • Introduction to LEO Sings!- By Stéphane Grosclaude

  • Traditional Song- By Hannah Fahey, Zane Šmite

  • What must I do with my tongue in singing?- By Pilar Lirio Seminars

Pedagogy Symposium 1

  • Penelope Price-Jones. Pathways: A new teacher training course in the UK

  • Eleanor Forbes & Bettina Kerth. Continuing education opportunities for Singing Teachers in Germany

Pedagogy Symposium 2

  • Elizabeth Aubry. Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who is the best voice teacher of them all?

  • Hannah Fahey. The Singers Voice: Rehearse, record, reflect and write


Symposium 3

  • Jaana Turunen. Group Singing Education of Beginners

  • Janine Magnin. ‘I like to sing’: Scaffolding performance learning around

    the school pupils’ self motivation

  • Marina Bizjak. Vocal technique with adolescent singers

Seminar: Spanish, French and German pronounciation and orthoepy

  • Pilar Lirio. Spanish vowel formants

  • Jean-Yves Bosse-Vidal. French accentuation in song

  • Nina Jokela. Professional singers’ way of German language

    pronunciation in the song cycle Frauenliebe und Leben

Warm-ups by Pedro de Alcantara and by Ineke van Doorn



  • Style and Comfort in Multi-genre Teaching, Part 1 and Part 2- By Gillyanne Kayes & Jeremy Fisher

  • Six Exercises for the Integration of Body and Mind- By Pedro de Alcantara

  • Freeing the Natural Voice- By Kristin Linklater

  • Research Methodology for Singing Teachers | Parameters, Software,

    Statistics- By Pilar Lirio

  • Free Contemporary Improvisation for Singers- By Dana Indāne

  • Vowels, Harmonics, and Pure Joy- By Pedro de Alcantara

  • The Body Instrument | How the Body is Essential for Voice Quality- By Nana Fagerberg, Sophie Ziedoy

  • Intelligent Choir, an innovative methodology to empower conductors and singers in rock/pop/jazz/vocal music- By Jim Daus Hjernøe

  • Concert Designs- By Astrid Vang Pedersen

  • Voice Release Through Movement- By Izabela Jezowska

  • Voice meditation and voice improvisation- By Malene Bichel


Preliminary Schedule:

Young Professionals Program Eurovox 2015

The YPP programme is designed to enable young artists to participate in European conferences. It was initiated in Vienna in 2006 and continued in Paris at ICVT7/Eurovox 2009, when more than 40 applications were received. The most recent Eurovox in Munich, 2012, also included talented young singers as well as teachers who presented research on digital resources.
The seven selected young artists will sing for Master Classes and presentations in various styles (musical theater, classical, popular, folk, jazz, etc.) as well as perform in concert.


YPP participants:

  1. Momoko Kanazawa (FR)
  2. Anara Khassenova (FR)
  3. Tristan Diouris (FR)
  4. Marianne Dedaj (FR)
  5. Willemijn van Helden (NL)
  6. Annija Putniņa (LV)
  7. Evelien Storm (NL)