Batavia Madrigal Singers
Conductor: Avip Priatna The Batavia Madrigal Singers, based out of Jakarta, Indonesia and winner of the 2022 European Grand Prix for Choral Singing, are one of the world's finest vocal ensembles. Founded in 1996, and directed since, by Avip Priatna, BMS performs choral works of various genres, styles and levels-of-difficulty while maintaining high artistic standards. For more than twenty years, the BMS has received invitations and toured internationally – performing in competitions and festivals. The BMS has won awards, including first prize and grand prize, from prestigious international choral competitions such as the 57th International Contest of Habaneras and Polyphony (Spain, 2011), the 50th anniversary of the Tolosa Choral Contest (Spain, 2018), 2019 Florilège Vocal de Tours (France), the 2016 and 2019 Tolosa Choral Contests (Spain), and the 2012 International May Choir Competition ‘Prof. Georgi Dimitrov’ (Bulgaria). BMS has attended, upon invitation, international festivals in France, Chinese Taipei, Italy, and China among other countries. The choir’s most recent appearance was at the International Choral Festival in Missoula, USA. BMS has also appeared in collaborative performances with many professional orchestras, such as the Macao Orchestra (China), the Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa (Japan), the Internationale Ensemble Modern Akademie, and Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz (both in Germany). BMS performs regularly in Jakarta as well. It has performed collaboratively with the orchestra in residence, the Jakarta Concert Orchestra. Notable joint performances include the productions of Camille Saint-Saëns’ opera, 'Samson et Dalila', in 2006 and Georges Bizet’s opera, 'Carmen', in 2016.