Maribor Academic Choir
The Maribor Academic Choir is a choir based in Maribor in Slovenia. As of 2008 it is under the presidency of Tilen Žibret and conducted by Hungarian conductor Zsuzsa Budavari-Novak who has led the choir since 2002.
Founded in 1964 it began as a male student cultural association (KUD Študent) conducted by Stane Jurgec but following the establishment of the University of Maribor in 1975 the choir permitted both sexes.
The Maribor Academic Choir has since toured to a number of European countries such as the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, France and Austria and has won prestigious prizes including the gold medal at competitions in Cork, Ireland (1986), in Pardubice, Czech Republic (1995) and won awards at the University Choir Festival in Bologna and at the International Choir Competition in Jersey in 2004.
- Stane Jurgec
- Simon Robinson
- Jože Fürst
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