Martina Batič Conductor General Management

Principal Conductor Choeur de Radio France

Martina Batič is one of the leading choir directors of her generation. As the winner of the renowned Eric Ericson Competition 2006, she is celebrated for her particular versatility in conducting a broad choral repertoire from chamber music to symphony.

Since 2018 Martina Batič has been Principal Conductor of the Chœur de Radio France. Before that, she held the position of Artistic Director of the Slovenian Philharmonic Choir. From 2004-2009, Batič was Artistic Director of the Choir of the Slovenian National Opera in Ljubljana.

The Slovenian is a sought-after guest conductor and has been on podium of the RIAS Chamber Choir, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, MDR Rundfunkchor, SWR Vokalensemble, Chorwerk Ruhr as well as the Eric Ericson Chamber Choir, Swedish Radio Choir, Danish National Vocal Ensemble, The Norwegian Soloists' Choir, Netherlands Radio Choir, Flemish Radio Choir and others.

Future highlights include her debut with the Nederlands Kamerkoor, engagements with the Danish National Vocal Ensemble, The Norwegian Soloists' Choir, Swedish Radio Choir, SWR Vokalensemble at the ECLAT Festival Stuttgart as well as various productions with the Choeur de Radio France. Further afield, projects with the Gulbenkian Choir and Flemish Radio Choir are in planning.

Martina Batič has conducted A cappella concerts at festivals such as Baltic Sea Stockholm, Ultima Oslo, Choregies d’Orange, Montpellier, Saint-Denis and Présences Paris. In 2018 she conducted the Swedish Radio Choir & Eric Ericson Chamber Choir in a gala concert on the occasion of Eric Ericson's 100th birthday.

Martina Batič obtained her Bachelor of Music from the Music Academy of the University of Ljubljana in 2002. She continued her studies at the University of Music and Theater in Munich in the class of Prof. Michael Gläser, where she completed her master's degree in choral conducting with distinction in 2004. She attended master classes across Europe and worked with renowned choral conductors such as Eric Ericson.

In 2019 Martina Batič received the Slovenian national prize “Prešeren Fund Awards” for her artistic achievements in the field of choral conducting.

Season 2021/22

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News

Martina Batič at Gulbenkian Choir

Martina Batič conducts the Gulbenkian Choir in Lisbon on 18 February. The programme features music by John Dowland, Claudio Monteverdi, Johannes Brahms, Béla Bartók, Jean Sibelius and Morten Lauridsen.

Martina Batič conducts Swedish Radio Choir

Martina Batič lately conducted the Swedish Radio Choir in Stockholm with music by Francis Poulenc, Cesar Franck, Gunnar de Fromerie and Lars Edlund.


Swedish Radio 2 sends the broadcast on 25 March, 19:03: www.sverigesradio.se/avsnitt/radiokoren-sjunger-poulenc-och-de-frumerie (available until 24 April)

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Martina Batič conducts Bach: Matthew Passion in Helsinki

Martina Batič conducts Bach: St Matthew Passion with the Finnish Baroque Orchestra, Suomen Laulu Choir, The Ripien Choir and soloists in Helsinki on 14 April.

Martina Batič debuts with Danish National Vocal Ensemble

Martina Batič gives her debut with Danish National Vocal Ensemble in Copenhagen on 6 May with programme of Villa-Lobos, Nobre, Prado, Barrios Mangoré and Brouwer.

Martina Batic gives debut with Nederlands Kamerkoor

Martina Batič makes her debut with Nederlands Kamerkoor in Amsterdam Muziekgebouw on 13 October conducting the European first performance of David Lang:

the writings in connection with electronics by Shiva Feshareki and a video installation by Miriam Kruishoop on the theme Ester in relation to the biblical person Esther. Further dates: 14.10. Nijmegen, 15.10. Utrecht, 20.10. Enschede, 22.10. Rotterdam, 24.10. Den Haag.

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Martina Batic conducts The Norwegian Soloists' Choir

On 20 November Martina Batic conducts The Norwegian Soloists' Choir in Oslo. The programme features music by Gubaidulina, Schostakowitsch, Szymanowski, Uros Krek and Strawinsky.

Press

  • Rachmaninov: All-Night Vigil in Paris

    The Choeur de Radio France impresses with its cohesion, its amalgamation, the constant musical line and colored nuances. […] Martina Batić's conducting is precise and animated and tells the story with this music without being exaggerated.

     

    Andika – Blog musique classique, 15.11.2021

  • Wagner, Fauré and Poulenc with Choeur de Radio France

    Poulenc's Figure Humaine for mixed double choir a cappella completed the
    extremely emotional concert. The work is so difficult, a real challenge for a
    large choir, that it has become a habit to entrust it to chamber choirs […].
    Carried by Martina Batič's minimalist and internalized gestures, the
    performance fully honoured this masterpiece by nothing but electrifying
    the audience.

    Concertclassique.com, Michel Roubinet, 20.09.2021