Barthold Kuijken

Category:solist, dirigent, docent, muzikant
Genre(s):barok, classicisme, romantiek, 20ste eeuw
Instrument(s):traverso

Biography

Barthold Kuijken studied transverse flute at the conservatories of Brussels and The Hague. Parallel with this training he developed a strong interest in early music and its historically informed practice on period instruments. As an autodidact he specialised in the traverso, taking his cue both from the old instruments, treasured in museums and private collections, as well as from the many 18th-century flute methods and handbooks on performance practice. As a chamber musician he performed with other specialists, such as his brothers Sigiswald and Wieland, Robert Kohnen, Gustav Leonhardt, Bob van Asperen, Ewald Demeyere, and Luc Devos. Barthold Kuijken can also be heard in solo concerts, as a member of several baroque orchestras, and increasingly also as a conductor. He is in great demand for master classes or as a jury member for international competitions. He made CD recordings of the most important works of the flute repertoire: from Hotteterre to Vivaldi and the Bach family to Debussy.

He teaches at the conservatories of Brussels and The Hague. Many of the renowned younger transverse flute players have enjoyed formative years with him.

 

Bartold Kuijken is artistic director of the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, works withe the Orchestra Baroque de Léman of Lausanne, the Orchestra of Enlightenment, de Academia Montis regalis and Arte dei Suanatori.

In 2007 Barthold Kuijken, as musician, became the first Doctor in Music in Flanders (VUB) with the study "The notation is ot the Music - reflections on more than 40 years' intensive practice of Early Music".

 

 Barthold Kuijken's conducting activities go back to 1986, when he was asked by Octophorus to conduct Mozart's Wind Octet and Gran Partita in concert (Bruges Musica Antiqua Festival) and for the subsequent recording (for Accent). Since then het regularly led period instrument orchestras such as The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment London), L'Arpa Festante (Munich), Accademia Montis Regalis (Mondovì), Arion (Montréal – concerts and recording for Atma), Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra (Brisbane), Concerto Armonico (Budapest), Mitteleuropäischer Chor und Orchester (Rovereto), Il Fondamento (Brussels), Les Folies françaises (Paris), Arte dei Suonatori (Poznan), I musici di Santa Pelagia (Torino), Ensemble baroque du Léman (Lausanne). Since 2002 he regularly collaborates with the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, serving as their artistic director and principal conductor since 2008.
Besides this he conducted numerous Early Music orchestral projects in major European conservatories, such as Brussels, Amsterdam, The Hague, Frankfurt, Genève, or for Musica (Peer).
His repertoire goes from Lully to Beethoven,  with special attention for the French orchestral suite (Lully, Marais, Rameau, Leclair, Telemann), the repertoire around the Berlin Empsindsamkeit (C.P.E. Bach, Benda), the Bach family (father and four sons) and the Viennese classics. He has frequently collaborated with singers (in Lully, Buxtehude, Bruhns, J.S. and J.L. Bach, Haydn, Mozart). Occasionally he also performs a flute concerto in one of his programs.

Selective discography

Flute Music of the Bach family: The Accent Recordings 1978-2014Flute Music of the Bach family: The Accent Recordings 1978-2014 (2019)
classical
Barthold Kuijken, Johann Sebastian Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, Johann Christian Bach, Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach
The Grand Mogul: Virtuosic Baroque Flute ConcertosThe Grand Mogul: Virtuosic Baroque Flute Concertos (2019)
Baroque
Barthold Kuijken, Antonio Vivaldi, Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Jean-Marie Leclair (l'ainé), Michel Blavet, Georg Philipp Telemann
The Versailles RevolutionThe Versailles Revolution (2018)
Baroque
Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Barthold Kuijken, Georg Muffat, Marin Marais
G.F. Handel. The Complete Solo Sonatas for Wind InstrumentsG.F. Handel. The Complete Solo Sonatas for Wind Instruments (2015)
Baroque
Barthold Kuijken, Georg Friedrich Händel, Peter Van Heyghen, Marcel Ponseele
Antonio Vivaldi - Flute concertosAntonio Vivaldi - Flute concertos (2011)
Baroque
La Petite Bande, Antonio Vivaldi, Sigiswald Kuijken, Barthold Kuijken
Bach Johann Sebastian - Orchestral works & ConcertosBach Johann Sebastian - Orchestral works & Concertos (2010)
Baroque
La Petite Bande, Sigiswald Kuijken, Barthold Kuijken, Wieland Kuijken, Robert Kohnen
The artistry of Barthold KuijkenThe artistry of Barthold Kuijken (2008)
Baroque
Barthold Kuijken, Wieland Kuijken, Robert Kohnen, Ewald Demeyere, Sigiswald Kuijken, Lucy Van Dael, Luc Devos, Georg Philipp Telemann (...)
Rameau Louis PhilippeRameau Louis Philippe (2008)
Baroque
Barthold Kuijken, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Sigiswald Kuijken
Flute sonatas by the Bach sonsFlute sonatas by the Bach sons (2008)
Baroque
Barthold Kuijken, Ewald Demeyere, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, Johann Christian Bach, Johann Christoph Bach
Francois Devienne - flute QuartetsFrancois Devienne - flute Quartets (2007)
Baroque
Ryo Terakado, Sara Kuijken, Wieland Kuijken, Barthold Kuijken, François Devienne

Author of

'Op originele instrumenten': de achtergrond van een succesverhaal
'Op originele instrumenten': de achtergrond van een succesverhaal

Selectieve discografie als medewerker

G.F. Handel. The Complete Solo Sonatas for Wind InstrumentsG.F. Handel. The Complete Solo Sonatas for Wind Instruments (2015)
Baroque
Barthold Kuijken, Georg Friedrich Händel, Peter Van Heyghen, Marcel Ponseele
A guide to period instrumentsA guide to period instruments (2010)
romanticism, early music, Baroque
Diverse uitvoerders
Bach Johann Sebastian - Das Musikalisches OpferBach Johann Sebastian - Das Musikalisches Opfer (2006)
Baroque
Kuijken Kwartet, Johann Sebastian Bach
J.S. Bach - Suites (Overtures)J.S. Bach - Suites (Overtures) (1995)
Baroque
La Petite Bande, Johann Sebastian Bach, Sigiswald Kuijken
German Church Cantatas and AriasGerman Church Cantatas and Arias (1992)
Baroque
René Jacobs, Het Kuijken Consort, Het Parnassus Ensemble
Parnassus EnsembleParnassus Ensemble (1983)
Baroque
Georg Philipp Telemann, Parnassus ensemble, Georg Friedrich Händel, Baldassare Galuppi, Johann Gottlieb Janitsch, Johann Christian Bach
German Church Cantatas and AriasGerman Church Cantatas and Arias (1979)
Baroque
René Jacobs, Het Kuijken Consort, Dietrich Buxtehude, Het Parnassus Ensemble, Johann Christian Bach, Georg Philipp Telemann
Boismortier - Geminiani - Dornel - Telemann - FuxBoismortier - Geminiani - Dornel - Telemann - Fux (1976)
Baroque
Francesco Geminiani, Het Parnassus Ensemble, A. Dornel, Georg Philipp Telemann, Johann Joseph Fux, Joseph Bodin de Boismortier

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