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Sami Kajtazaj

Guitarist•Conductor•Composer

Conductor

Not yet sixteen I began to sing in a church choir. It was the first time that I realised what a conductor really does. It took me by surprise to see how the slightest movements can change, form and enliven music. Because of this fascination I decided to study not only the guitar but also conducting and choral conducting.

In the year 2002 I started with the choral conducting of a female chorus. At that time I had already noticed that working with voices fills me with joy. In 2005 I became the musical director of a Catholic choir.

Between 2005 and 2006 I founded a children’s chorus. From 2006 to 2007 I also conducted a gospel chorus.

This variety in literature has lead to countless experiences in different genres. When I began my studies of church music in St. Gallen, Switzerland, in 2005 I got to know numerous conductors who influenced my work somehow.
Nowadays I only conduct the curch choir which is a privilege for me because of the literature I am allowed to conduct.

Sacred music can be found from baroque to modern times and therefore the variety is immense. It is fascinating to work with various people and their voices.

And it is even more fascinating to see how inspiring good cooperation can be.

Obviously we do not only live in word and deed but also in tune.