Florian Helgarth, Directeur artistique
Michael Gläser, Chef de chœur
The Zürcher Sing-Akademie is a professional ensemble that is distinguished by its moving timbre, the variety of its repertoire and its flexibility. It works under the artistic direction of Florian Helgath, its principal conductor.
Collaborating with many prestigious orchestras in Switzerland and abroad, the ensemble also performs a wide repertoire of a capella works, highlighting in particular Swiss composers and regularly premiering new works. Since its foundation in 2011, the ensemble has collaborated with numerous conductors such as Bernard Haitink, Rene Jacobs, Neeme and Paavo Jarvi, Sir Roger Norrington, Jonathan Nott or Kent Nagano.
Among the ensemble's recordings are Felix Mendelssohn's The First Night of Walpurgis with the Musikkollegium Winterthur conducted by Douglas Boyd (MDG, 2016), Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra conducted by James Gaffigan (Sony, 2018) or Beethoven's opera Leonore (first version of Fidelio) with the Freiburger Barockorchester in the version by Rene Jacobs (Harmonia Mundi, 2019).