Ralf Schmitt is renowned as an African choral music specialist. His arrangements and compositions are regularly aired on television and radio and have been performed both locally and abroad. He has a passion for the preservation of traditional South African folk music and has arranged and recorded several traditional South African songs. He has presented lively interactive workshops on South African music at schools, universities and festivals in Argentina, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Canada and the USA. Ralf has conducted the National Youth Choir of South Africa on two occasions, and holds the position of artistic director at the Mzansi Youth Choir. Performance highlights include extensive concert tours of Argentina, Canada, USA, Japan, UK, Germany, France and Austria as well as performances at the Zim Riya Choral Festival (Jerusalem, Israel), the New Orleans Jazz Festival (USA), and as the conductor for the opening of Andrea Bocelli’s concert in South Africa.
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