Maze & Merel Martens win prices
3 June 2018
Eurovox congratulates Maze after winning the price for best choir at the Dutch Choir Festival 2018. We also congratulate its director Merel Martens with the price for best director. Merel Martens and Maze will demonstrate their methods during an open work session at Eurovox on September 1st.
MAZE was founded by Merel in September 2017 and right from the beginning the group has been working with co-conductors, internal and external workshops, a choreographer and more. The singers provide the ideas and create the identity of the group.
Merel Martens is a fulltime choir leader, arranger, teacher and coach. In May 2015 she received a Master’s degree in ‘Vocal Leadership’ from the Royal Academy of Music (DK), studying with Jim Daus Hjernoe, with the highest possible honors. She is also influenced by colleagues such as Peder Karlsson (ex-Real Group) and Roger Treece (co-writer Vocabularies - Bobby McFerrin). Since November 2015, Merel has brought the 'Intelligent Choir' method to two Dutch conservatories, educating choir leaders during courses and a master's degree in this fairly new discipline.
See: Merel Martens