JanJoost van Elburg      conductor

JanJoost van Elburg

JanJoost has conducted Lacock courses in England, Wales, Scotland, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Croatia and Cyprus. He made several visits to the Lacock Summer School and in February 2019 he directs a programme entitled The Garden of Eden on the Caribbean island of Tobago.

JanJoost van Elburg (born 1962) finished his studies in choral conducting in 1991. He studied with Barend Schuurman, one of the leading conducting teachers in Holland, at the Conservatory of Rotterdam. He also studied singing with Jelle Drayer (of the Dutch Chamber Choir), Margreet Honig, and with Ghislaine Morgan in England.

His recent and current conductorships include The Renaissance Singers (London), The Bartholomew Consort (Oxford), The Reading Bach Choir (Reading), and The Lelikoor (Amsterdam), and he is vocal coach for COQU (Utrecht). He is a teacher of ensemble technique and training, singing, theory and choral conducting.

As a singer he has performed with a wide variety of ensembles, including the Tallis Scholars, The Dutch Broadcast Choir, Capella Pratensis, Capella Coloniënsis in Cologne, and his own ensembles on several tours (France 2001, 2006, 2008; Italy 2007, 2009, Bulgaria 2003, 2004, Spain 2002, 2005).

He gives workshops and lectures at home and abroad. In addition to the Lacock courses, he has tutored at the Tallis Scholars Summer School (2000-2003) with Peter Phillips and The Tallis Scholars; Music Camp at High Wycombe; Bulgaria European Music Festival 2003, on such subjects as Renaissance and Baroque music, madrigals, Flemish polyphony, Tudor music, and choral conducting.

In 2004 he was president of the jury at the Dutch National Choral Contest. With Dutch composer Daan Manneke he is a member of the board of the “Le Pavillon” Foundation for contemporary music. He has been the initiator, and principal tutor, of the highly successful annual DESCANT International Choral Conductors’ Course (Amsterdam, since 2002)

He can be reached by e-mail: jjvanelburg@gmail.com