Nostro Canto

Conductor: Tatiana Švajková

The mixed choir NOSTRO CANTO is one of the youngest artistic ensembles of the Prešov University in Prešov. It was established in 2001 by Tatiana Švajková-Kanišáková, the choirmaster and artistic director of the choir. Among the members of the choir, mostly the students and graduates of the Department of Music, Institute of Music and Arts, Faculty of Arts, University of Prešov, can be found. During its 20 year existence, the choir has successfully performed at cultural events in Slovakia and abroad. In 2003 NOSTRO CANTO co-operated with Hungarian and Polish academic choirs and the Rzesów Philharmonic Orchestra to present the A. Bruckner´s Te Deum. In June 2005, the choir was awarded the 1st prize in the category of mixed choirs at the international choral competition Academic Banská Bystrica festival and was proclaimed the „Absolute winner“. Latest golden awards came from the choral festivals in Moldova and Bulgaria (2016/2018). The choir occasionally cooperate with the State Philharmonic Orchestra in Košice and the Radio and Television of Slovakia. Nostro canto recorded CD of contemporary Slovak choral compositions in 2011.