MICHELE JOSIA (Italy)

Michele Josia 1

Juri member of 14° International Competition of Choral Composition

Michele Josia, is a film composer and choir conductor with an extensive experience gained in over 15 years of artistic activity. Moved to Slovenia in 2003, he was conductor of the chamber choir Vox Carniolus of Jesenice (Slovenia), the Chamber Choir Krog of Ljubljana (Slovenia), the Mixed Choir of the University of Architecture in Ljubljana and co-director and co-founder, along with the Maestro Mauro Marchetti, of the Italian-Slovenian chamber Choir “Vocalkor”, and director of the Symphony Orchestra of the Gymnasium of Kranj (Slovenia). He has performed countless concerts and recorded 11 CDs as conductor and assistant-conductor. With his ensembles, he won numerous prizes in regional, national and international choral competitions such as Skofja Loka (Slovenia), Maribor (Slovenia), Bratislava (Slovakia) and he got official recognition by the JSKD (Public Fund for cultural Activities of the Republic of Slovenia), including the prestigious “Plaque of the Mayor of Jesenice” conferred by the mayor of the city of Jesenice for cultural merits and for the national and international successes gained over the years. His works, as conductor and composer, has been reviewed and mentioned in many regional and national Slovenian newspapers. His choral compositions have received several awards in international choral competitions, are published by Astrum Music Publications (Slovenia), Pizzicato (Udine) and Nasi Zbori (Slovenia), performed in Italy and abroad and published on several CDs.