YOUTH CHOIR CANTEMUS
Youth choir “Cantemus” was established in 2007 near the House of Children Art “Curcubeu” and the secondary school “G. Meniuc” Chisinau, Moldova. The choir was founded and till now has been led by Denis Ceausov (conductor), Valentina Zotova (manager) and Natalia Cotova (piano singer).
“Cantemus ” is formed from children between 10-20 years old, who enjoy the choral music. The repertoire of the choir contains works by European, American and Moldavian composers from Renaissance to our days. The choir has a lot of radio, and TV recordings, has performed many concerts in prestigious concert halls of Chisinau, moreover “Cantemus” participated in different international choral contests: in 58th European Music Festival for Young People (Neerpelt, Belgium 2010)- 2nd prize in category of pennant equal voice choirs till 25 years old, performance in concert “Around the World in 80 minutes”. In 29th International Youth Choir Festival, (Celje, Slovenia 2011) 1st prize (gold medal), Special prize for the best performance of a composition written after 1990, special prize for the best choir conductor. In 34th International May Choir Competition (Varna, Bulgaria 2012) and the 2nd prize and a special prize for the best conductor’s performance. In 47th International Festival of Choral Song (Miedzyzdroje, Poland 2012 )- 1st Prize (Gold Diploma) in Category A (mixed choirs, men's, women's, youth choirs); 1st Prize (Gold Diploma) in Musica Sacred Competition; Special Prize from Association of Friends of MFPCh in Miedzyzdroje and gran prix of the Festival.
DENIS CEAUSOV, conductor
Denis Ceausov graduated from Academy of Music, Theater and Fine Arts in Moldova – Choir Conducting Department in V. Ciolac’s class, master degree in Prof. T. Zgureanu’s class in 2004 and opera and orchestra conducting in Prof. M. Secikin’s and Prof. Gh. Mustea class in 2011.
Since 2002 he has been lecturer in the Academy of Music, Theater and Fine Arts in Moldova. He works not only with “Cantemus. He is the second conductor of the Moldavian National Symphony Orchestra of the Radio and TV company of Moldova from september 2012. Collaborated with female choir “Renaissance”, Moldavian National Chamber Choir, National Chamber Orchestra of Moldova, State Theater of Choral Music (Saratov, Russia).
In 2011 he received a special prize for the best choir conductor on the 29th International Youth Choir Festival, (Celje, Slovenia) and a special prize “Hope of the Competition” on the 1st International competition of Symphonic conducting (Chisinau, Moldova). In 2012 he received a special prize for the best conductor’s performance on the 34th International May Choir Competition (Varna, Bulgaria), in 2013 special prize as the best conductor of the competition on the 52nd International choir competition "Seghizzi" (Gorizia, Italy).