Hans-Joachim Lustig is the founder and director of I Vocalisti. After completing his degree in Music Education, he has spent his career working as a freelance director and conductor in Lübeck, Germany. In 1994/95 he was the recipient of a fellowship awarded by the Deutsche Musikrat (German Music Council). He conducts seminars for choirs and choral directors both nationally and internationally. Lustig is also artistic director of the successful German boys’ choir, the Chorknaben Uetersen, whose male voices won 1st Prize at the 6th German Choir Competition in 2002. In addition, he is a sought-after adjudicator at choral competitions and frequently serves as a guest conductor for various choirs, including the Belgrade Radio Television Choir, the Philharmonia Chorus in London and the Ankara State Choir.