ESTUDIO CORAL MERIDIES
The Estudio Coral Meridies was formed in 2004 by Virginia Bono as an independent amateur artistic ensemble. Since its creation, Meridies (Latin word for “South”) has set as its goals the intensive study of not just the vast choral repertoire but rather especially focusing on performing and even premiering choral works by contemporary Argentinean and South American composers.
Meridies has received recognition from both the public and from specialists for its rich sound, musicality and exquisite interpretations. For his good work and high level, the choir has become one of the most representatives choirs of South-America and ambassador of his culture.
Estudio Coral Meridies recorded 3 CDs of Argentinian Music. The choir has been recognized with numerous awards and distinctions:
- Eisteddfod Musical International Llangollen, Llangollen, Wales, United Kingdom, 2014: 1st prize.
- 32° Festival Internacional de Música de Cantonigrós, Vic, (Catalonia), 2014: 3rd prize.
- 60° Certamen Internacional de Habaneras y Polifonía, Torrevieja (Spain), 2014: Best performance of a polyphonic work.
- Competition “Ansilta”, San Juan, Argentina, 2010: Best performance of Argentinian Music.
- XI Internacional Chamber Choir Festival "Marktoberdorf", Germany, 2009: Very good international level, and 4rt prize.
- Competition “Venado Coral”, Venado Tuerto, Argentina, 2008: 2nd prize.
- Competition "Aamcant", La Plata, Argentina, 2008.
- 8vo International choral festival "Trelew", Argentina, 2007.
VIRGINIA BONO, conductor
Virginia Bono is a choir conductor and music pedagogue, who studied and graduated in Argentina and Germany. She studied with renowned Argentinian, American and European teachers.
She is currently the musical director of Estudio Coral Meridies, and serves as guest conductor and teacher at courses and masterclasses, as well as jury member internationally. She has won several awards and distinctions both herself and with her choirs.