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Musical Director

Musical Director: Andreas Meier

Andreas Meier grew up in Wünricht in der Operpfalz (Germany). After his studies of musicology and music education, which he completed in 2012 at the University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, he studied conducting with a focus on orchestral conducting at the Hochschule für Musik Würzburg. There he conducted multiple opera productions and brought his own orchestrated, historically informed version of Claudio Monteverdi's "Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria" to the stage in 2016.

While completing his degree, he worked as a conductor and répétiteur at the Kammeroper Köln and at the Gärtnerplatztheater München. In addition to composing and conducting various choir and ensemble works, in 2012 he premiered, directed and conducted his original chamber opera "Ureinwohner".

He has been the musical director of the Amerlingchor since October 2017.

Julia Czepiel

2014-2017: Julia Czepiel

Born in Krakow, Julia Czepiel first began her artistic education at a pre-school age at the ballet school of her hometown, where she also received her first piano lessons at age ten. In 1993, she and her family moved to Vienna. She studied music and movement pedagogy at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien and finished her studies with distinction. At the same place, she is currently studying voice pedagogy.

Since the autumn of 2013 she has been part of the organisational team at the Podiumsfestival Mödling, where she is responsible for planning and executing the children's projects taking place along this chamber festival. During her studies, she has steadily gained experience as a choir director and vocal coach.

Giuseppe Montesano

2009-2014 Giuseppe Montesano

Giuseppe Montesano was the choirmaster of the Amerlingchor from 2009 to 2014. He studied piano and composition in his home town Turin. During his conductor education in Vienna he has worked as a conductor and choirmaster for concerts, operettas, and operas in Austria and internationally. Some of the works performed during his five year tenure with the Amerlingchor are Mozart's Requiem, Mendelssohn's "Wie der Hirsch schreit", and works by Purcell. Joint choir trips included performances in Athens, Turin, Milano, and at the Cork International Choral Festival. In the spring of 2014, the Amerlingchor, under his direction, won a Silver Band at the choir competition "Slovakia Cantat" in Bratislava.