At the Tenso Days 2015 Mechelen, conductors Daniel Reuss (chief conductor of Cappella Amsterdam, right) and Fredrik Malmberg (chief conductor of Eric Ericsons Kammarkör) picked up the baton for the first Tenso Masterclass for Conductors. Young promising conductors were offered the opportunity to work with some of the best chamber choirs, under supervision of these two renowned choral conductors.
Daniel Reuss (born 1961) has been artistic director of Cappella Amsterdam since 1990. From 2003 until 2006 he was chief conductor of the RIAS Kammerchor in Berlin and between 2008 till 2013 he was the artistic director and chief conductor of the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir. Several recordings with his ensembles brought Reuss international acclaim in the form of nominations and prizes.
At the invitation of Pierre Boulez, Reuss taught and conducted at the summer 2006 Lucerne Festival Academy. He regularly participates in workshops for singers and conductors. Reuss has been invited to conduct chamber ensembles and orchestras throughout Europe. Among these may be mentioned the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, MusikFabrik, Scharoun Ensemble and the Radio Chamber Philharmonic.
A passion for unusual repertoire, combined with an expertise and instinctive understanding of a variety of periods and styles have become the hallmark of the Swedish conductor Fredrik Malmberg. Active both as a choral and an orchestral conductor, he has worked with among others, DR Vocalensemblet, Swedish Radio Choir, Concerto Copenhagen, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Mariinsky Theatre orchestra.
In 2012 Fredrik Malmberg was appointed to two of the most prestigious choral positions in Sweden; principal conductor of Eric Ericsons Kammarkör and professor of Choral Conducting at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.