Conductor of Šiauliai state chamber choir "Polifonija"
In 2014, Mr Povilas Vanžodis (born in 1995) graduated from Kaunas Juozas Gruodis’ Conservatory the studies of choir conducting (lecturer Ramutė Štreimikytė). He is now studying choral conducting at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre in the class of Professor Vytautas Miškinis. He is a national winner of various choir conductor competitions.
While studying in Kaunas, he worked as a choirmaster for a mixed youth choir Exaudi (founded in 2011). In 2015, he was a choir master of the international choir in the world youth project MAGIS (Poland). In 2016, he took part in and won the competition for the position of an artistic director and conductor of the mixed youth choir Exaudi. Since then, he with the choir has performed choral music from various world composers and periods, has organized concerts in Lithuania and abroad. The Choir Exaudi presented the composition of The Face of Christ by Vaclovas Augustinas to Lithuanian audience for the first time and recorded a CD thereof.
While studying in Vilnius, he led the Adoramus Choir of St. John’s Brothers Church for one year (head Imantas Šimkus). Since 2014, he is a singer of a professional chamber choir “Jauna muzika” (Young Music, headed by Vaclovas Augustinas) and a conductor and singer of the God’s Mercy Shrine Ensemble performing the early music of various nations. In 2016, he started singing at the old music vocal ensemble Ignis (headed by Vilimas Norkūnas), with this ensemble he won a gold diploma in the international choir music festival Kaunas Musica Religiosa in 2018. In the same year, he prepared the amateur choir of Swedbank employees to participate in the Song Festival of Lithuania.