Javier Busto is a renowned composer and choral conductor from Hondarribia, in the Basque Country, Spain. He founded and still conducts one of his choirs, Eskifaia Choir, in Hondarribia (1978-1994), winning first prizes in several places as Tolosa (Spain), Tours (France), Gorizia (Italy), Spittal an der Dräu (Austria), Mainhausen and Marktoberdorf (Germany). Busto's works have received many composition prizes and his scores are being published in different countries like the USA, Sweden, Germany, United Kingdom, France, among others. Busto is nowadays in demand throughout the world as a guest conductor and as a member of the jury in different choral and composition contests, and it will be a great chance to sing his compositions and meet him at Coralua 2018!
Originally from Finland, Sanna Valvanne is known by her use of creative and holistic methods helping to elicit a real star in each of the participants in her rehearsals. Her workshop Sing and Shine with Body and Soul takes choirs on an unforgettable journey around the globe through songs of different styles that move the body and soul. Sanna’s enthusiasm, energy and playful exercises free and open up everyone to express music with the whole being. The choirs will engage in fun improvisations, explore the boundlessness of the voice, create beautiful performances together, and shine like stars. With singers from different cultures joining each other and becoming one voice, everyone will experience the ancient power that singing has to connect us from the heart. Come Sing and Shine at Coralua 2018!