Conductor: Mauro Ursprung
Mauro was born and raised in Chur. As a longtime member of the Kanti-Chor Chur and later as a vocalist in the vocal ensemble incantanti, he developed a great enthusiasm for music, especially for piano and choral music. At the age of 14, after four years of drumming lessons, he began to study the piano. In spring 2016 he completed his studies with major instrumental pedagogy (piano) and minor choir conducting at the Hochschule Luzern – Music. In addition, he has furthered his education through singing lessons and various courses on choral conducting and child choir conducting. He is currently completing a second master’s degree in music theory.
Since summer 2012 Mauro Ursprung is the conductor of the ökumenischer Kirchenchor Untervaz. Until summer 2017 he was also a long-time conductor, pianist and arranger of the StimmWerkBande (children’s and youth choir). During the 2016 season he had the opportunity to work as an assistant in the Swiss Youth Choir of the two conductors Nicolas Fink and Philippe Savoy. Mauro Ursprung also sings in the a cappella group tag5 a cappella, where he also works as an arranger and co-conductor. He also works as a piano teacher. Mauro Ursprung has been CEO of SME/EMS (Swiss music edition) since 2017.
Mauro Ursprung lives in Chur and Lucerne.
President: Gian-Reto Trepp
Gian-Reto Trepp was born in Chur and has received all his education training in the canton’s capital of Graubünden. After graduating from the Graubünden Cantonal School in the summer of 2008 and the military music recruiting school, he completed a two-year bank internship. He completed his studies at the University of Applied Sciences in Chur as a Bachelor of Science FHO in Business Economics and is a research assistant at the Institute for Tourism and Leisure (ITF) of HTW Chur.
His enthusiasm for music was already present at an early age: not only did he enjoy a few years of training in the Singing School Chur and the Jugendmusik Chur, he also received private lessons in trumpet, piano and singing. In particular, the club activity enjoys great importance for him. He was allowed to participate in various formations (including Swiss youth choir, vocal ensemble incantanti). In addition, he currently manages the music company Grüsch and was for several years a member of the board and president of the vocal ensemble incantanti.