European Festival of Youth Choirs Basel
c/o Settelen AG
Türkheimerstrasse 17
CH-4055 Basel
Tel. +41 (0)61 401 21 00

Kathrin Renggli

is a trained primary school teacher, teacher for early musical education and musical basic course, choir conductor and music school director. In 2008 she received her Master’s degree in cultural management. From 1994 to 2011 she taught musical basic course at the primary school in Bottmingen. She directs the Basel vocal ensemble “I Canterini” since 2000 and the children’s choir “sunny kids” from Bottmingen since 2011. Earlier she has acted as responsible person for music and production manager for various employers of the independent scene as well as music and primary schools.

In 2002 she took over the artistic and organizational direction of the “European Festival of Youth Choirs Basel”. Under her direction the festival has been fully established: Today, it attracts more than 23’000 spectators and is a unique and renowned meeting point for outstanding children’s and youth choirs. As festival director she is most familiar with the national and international choir scene. As board member of the society “Swiss promotion of children and youth choirs” she is also jointly responsible for the “Swiss Festival of Children’s and Youth Choirs 2013”, where she is also member of its music commission. Moreover, she is member since 2009 and president since 2011 of the fund committee “Youth and Music”.


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