Since 2011, the Choir has been under the joint direction of artistic director Michel Piquemal, who has been with the Choir since the very beginning, and associate conductor Boris Mychajliszyn. Together they decide on the broad thematic directions as well as the repertoire and collaborations, and also regularly direct concerts together.
« Although we each have our own musical personality, we share the same vision, » explains Mychajliszyn. « The Choir also shares this vision. »
Both Piquemal and Mychajliszyn share a deep affinity with French music, and they love to take the path less travelled in pursuit of lesser-known composers like Martial Caillebotte, Jean Cras and Joseph-Guy Ropartz.
« For the both audience and the Choir, I try to strike a balance between material they already like and new unexplored works, » explains Piquemal. « I want to offer the widest possible choice. »
Although the Vittoria Choir would never deprive itself of the pleasure of singing Bach, Mozart or Rossini, it is relentless in its exploration of less travelled paths that lead to new discoveries and new works.