See also: Iva Juras's composer page.
Country of origin: Croatia
Contributor since: 2010-03-18
Number of scores on CPDL: 07
Works with editions by this editor: 17 (see list)
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Conductor IVA JURAS (b. 1968) graduated in Music Theory and Education from the Music College in Zagreb, after which she went on to study at the Zagreb Music Academy, graduating in Musicology and Music Journalism. She studied singing with Zlatko Šir, Renata Šeringer and Branka Stilinović. While still at university, she was appointed assistant conductor of the Ivan Goran Kovačić University Choir, in which capacity she collaborated with many prominent conductors and singers and over ten years trained the choir in a large number of oratorios, a cappella pieces and operas. She has attended seminars on choir conducting (Lojze Lebič), baroque music (Catherine Mackintosh, Alistair Hume) and other music areas. She is a member of the Croatian National Theatre opera choir and a part-time collaborator of the Croatian Radio and Television Choir. Since 2001 she has been the conductor of the Vladimir Prelog Academic Choir. Her work with the choir has earned her and the choir recognition and praise of the musical profession (a silver medal at the Svátky písní international competition in Olomouc in 2002 and a bronze plaque at the international competition Musica mundi in Budapest in 2009). In the autumn of 2007 she took over as conductor of the ensemble Collegium pro musica sacra, with which she won the silver plaque at the international choir competition Musica sacra a Roma in 2009. In 2010 the ensemble under Iva Juras won two gold medals, one at the Zagreb Choir competition and second in the Festa Choralis competition in Bratislava, Slovakia.