Αngeliki Ploka is a versatile young musician; a classical singer, a choir conductor and a music pedagogue. She studied singing and choir conducting at the Royal Conservatoire The Hague (NL), choir conducting and music pedagogy at the Liszt Academy of Music (HU) and musicology/music pedagogy at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (GR). She holds also diplomas in piano and music Theory and was a recipient of the Sarolta Kodály Scholarship (International Kodály Society), of the Α. Onassis and of the State Scholarships Foundation of Greece (Ι.Κ.Υ) during her studies.
Angeliki studied conducting with Péter Erdei, Dr. Zoltán Pad, Jos van Veldhoven, Jos Vermunt, Alex Schillings and Kenneth Montgommery. She has participated in choir conducting masterclasses with Daniel Reuss, Fredrik Malmberg, Grete Pedersen, and singing masterclasses with Aris Christofellis, Sofia Kyanidou, Drew Santini among others.
In 2015 she was selected to participate in the Tenso Masterclass for Conductors, organized by TENSO, the European Network for professional chamber choirs (http://www.tensonetwork.eu) and she was re-invited back in 2016. Since then Angeliki is a member of Tenso’s young conductors team and has worked with professionals choirs such as the Cappella Amsterdam, the Ηelsingin kamarikuoro and Det Norske Solistkor.
As a conductor Angeliki has been leading various choirs in Greece, Hungary and in the Netherlands. She has worked with choirs such as the New Liszt Ferenc Chamber Choir, the Csíkszerda Kamarakórus, the Cecilia International Choir of The Hague, the Amsterdams Studenten Projectkoor, the Nieuw Kamerkoor Delft, the Corps d’ Esprit Kamerkoor and the European Medical Students’ Orchestra and Choir (EMSOC). Currently she is the conductor of the Leiderdorps Kamerkoor, the Lux Kamerkoor and of the Concerto Cherise Kamerkoor.
As a soloist and an ensemble singer, Angeliki maintains a busy schedule. She has sung in productions with the Groot Omroepkoor (Dutch Radio Choir), the project Meesters & Gezellen 2016, the Orkest de Ereprijs under the baton of conductors such as Daniel Reuss, Sigvards Klava, Michael Gläser and Bernard Haitink.
As a music pedagogue, she has applied the principals of Kodály’s philosophy in teaching pre-school music, music theory/solfege and piano for more than a decade. She is regularly invited to lead workshops in Kodály’s Music Pedagogy. Since 2016 Angeliki teaches at the Royal Conservatoire The Hague (music theory, aural skills, analysis, ensemble leading and choir) and also at the School for Young Talent (School voor Jong Talent) of the same institution.