Kurt Bikkembergs

Category:componist, muzikant, dirigent, koorleider, docent
Hasselt, 05.08.1963
Genre(s):21ste eeuw / hedendaags, koormuziek, 20ste eeuw
Instrument(s):zang (bariton), piano, trompet
Contact of:Montefagorum

Biography

Composer and conductor Kurt Bikkembergs was born in Hasselt in 1963. After graduating in music teaching, composition and choral and orchestral conducting at the Lemmens Institute in Louvain, he persued his training in international master classes in Belgium and Austria given by, among others, Robert Sund (Sweden) and Timothy Brown (UK) for choral conducting, and Heinz Kratochwil (Austria) for composition. He was choir master at the Flemish Opera (2002-2008) and choir master/artistic director of the EuroChor-AGEC (2007-2010). He is currently choir master and professor choral conducting at the Lemmens Institute in Leuven, Kapellmeister of the Brussels Cathedral of Saints Michael and Gudule, artistic director of the Capella di Voce and of the Dutch Student Chamber Choir and a guest conductor of the Flemish Radio Choir. He is an active member of Europa Cantat and of the International Festival for the Youth in Neerpelt. As a composer he strives to renew vocal, in particular religious music, by adding personal experiences without neglecting tradition. His compositions include all kinds of choir music, chamber and ballet music, three oratorios and a couple of cantatas, but also orchestral works. At his leisure, he sometimes spends time as a freelance composer, conductor,member of a jury, and even singer, which led to successful commissions by several festivals in Belgium (Maasmechelen, Neerpelt, Tongeren, Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent, Harelbeke, Courtrai, Watou, Hasselt , Louvain, Heist-op-den-Berg…) and abroad, in Germany (Bottrop, Saarbrücken, Halle, Mainz, Bonn, Limburg, Irsee), Holland (Dordrecht, Bussem, Amstelveen, The Hague, Utrecht, Den Bosch, Breda, Arnhem), France (Menton), the United Kingdom (Oxford), Spain (Barcelona), Poland (Poznan), Belarus (Minsk), Hungary (Pomaz), Serbia (Nis), Slovakia (Bratislava) and Croatia (Split).


Selective bibliography
- K. BIKKEMBERGS, Op ontdekkingsreis naar koorliteratuur uit de vreemde, in Adem, 1, 1992, pp. 25-29
- K. BIKKEMBERGS, Onvoltooide autobiografie, in Vlaanderen, 47/4, 1998, pp. 188-192
- K. VAN DEN BUYS, De Apocalyps volgens Kurt Bikkembergs, in Muziek en Woord, 26, 2000, pp. 25-26

Scores:  http://www.matrix-new-music.be

cd: www.montefagorum.be

Publishers:
Euprint, Carus Verlag (D), Harmonia (NL), ANZ-Limbrug, De Notenboom, Lantro, Intrada (NL), Annie Bank (NL), CVM, Het Madrigaal

 

Selective discography

Ad Majorem Dei GloriamAd Majorem Dei Gloriam (2009)
20th century, romanticism
Koor van het Lemmensinstituut, Peter Pieters, Jules Van Nuffel, Jaak-Nikolaas Lemmens, Edgar Tinel, Aloys Desmet, Jules Vyverman, Kurt Bikkembergs (...)
Via UrbisVia Urbis (2009)
21st century / contemporary
Ivan Smeulders, Capella SS Michaelis & Gudulae, Kurt Bikkembergs
In Circulo Anni - GaudeamusIn Circulo Anni - Gaudeamus (2007)
21st century / contemporary, 20th century
Inge Feyen, Kurt Bikkembergs, Kurt Bikkembergs
De nieuwe oogst. Nationale Koorcompositiewedstrijd 2007De nieuwe oogst. Nationale Koorcompositiewedstrijd 2007 (2007)
20th century
Capella di voce, Jacqueline Fontyn, Ludo Claesen, Ludo Geloen, Kurt Bikkembergs, Sebastiaan Van Steenberge, Martin Slootmaekers, Noor Sommereyns (...)
Emitte spiritum tuum - Cathedral musicEmitte spiritum tuum - Cathedral music (2007)
20th century
Sebastiaan Van Steenberge, Kurt Bikkembergs, Peter Pieters, Willem Ceuleers, Noel Goemanne, Kurt Bikkembergs, Willem Ceuleers
Nees & NeesNees & Nees (2006)
20th century
Vic Nees, Capella SS Michaelis & Gudulae, Staf Nees, Kurt Bikkembergs
De nieuwe oogst. Nationale koorcompositiewedstrijd 2005De nieuwe oogst. Nationale koorcompositiewedstrijd 2005 (2005)
20th century
Capella di voce, Kurt Bikkembergs, Jan Van Landeghem, Dirk Van Croonenborch, Vic Nees, Peter Lejaeghere, Noor Sommereyns, Kristiaan Van Ingelgem (...)
DebarimDebarim (2004)
20th century
Capella di voce, Kurt Bikkembergs, Kurt Bikkembergs
Sacred worksSacred works (2003)
20th century
Kurt Bikkembergs, Capella di voce, Kurt Bikkembergs
Paella met noten en andere kleine liedjesPaella met noten en andere kleine liedjes (2001)
20th century
Jan Wouters, Kurt Bikkembergs, Kurt Bikkembergs

Selectieve discografie als componist

Aus der TiefeAus der Tiefe (2014)
20th century, 21st century / contemporary
Musa Horti, Eric Whitacre, Peter Dejans, Sven-David Sandström, Kurt Bikkembergs, Raymond Schroyens, Rudolf Mauersberger, Vic Nees (...)
De innigheid der dingenDe innigheid der dingen (2014)
20th century
René Geldof, Inge Feyen, Kurt Bikkembergs, Jos Venken, Piet Swerts, Martin Slootmaekers, Paul Steegmans
PrometheusPrometheus (2013)
21st century / contemporary
Ann De Renais, Kurt Bikkembergs, Kurt Bikkembergs, Vlaams Radiokoor (VRK)
Am Siebenten TageAm Siebenten Tage (2013)
choir music, 20th century
Camerata Musica Limburg, Kurt Bikkembergs, Jan Schumacher, Roland Coryn, Vic Nees, Maarten Van Ingelgem, Rudi Tas, Noor Sommereyns (...)
Kurt Bikkembergs - Water, water, babbelwater...Kurt Bikkembergs - Water, water, babbelwater... (2013)
21st century / contemporary
Kurt Bikkembergs, Vocaal Ensemble Reflection, Patrick Windmolders
In honorem B.M.V. Causa Nostrae LaetitaeIn honorem B.M.V. Causa Nostrae Laetitae (2012)
20th century
Piet Swerts, Jan Peeters, De Kleine Cantorij Tongeren, Luc Ponet, Els Crommen, Kurt Bikkembergs, Noëlle Schepens, Jan Caals (...)
Kurt Bikkembergs - Sacred worksKurt Bikkembergs - Sacred works (2011)
20th century
Kurt Bikkembergs, Capella di voce, Kurt Bikkembergs, Joris Lejeune, Inge Feyen
Kurt Bikkembergs - Sacred works IIKurt Bikkembergs - Sacred works II (2011)
20th century, 21st century / contemporary
Kurt Bikkembergs, Kurt Bikkembergs, Capella di voce, Capella Sanctorum Michaelis et Gudulae, Inge Sykora, Caloroso, Bart Jacobs
Fingerprints - Signaturen van componerend VlaanderenFingerprints - Signaturen van componerend Vlaanderen (2011)
21st century / contemporary, 20th century
Bert Van Herck, Filip Rathé, Spectra Ensemble, Simon De Poorter, Annelies Van Parys, Klaas Coulembier, Stéphane Vande Ginste, Noor Sommereyns (...)
Flemish Choral Music - Bij Stemband 8Flemish Choral Music - Bij Stemband 8 (2010)
romanticism, 20th century
Peter Benoit, Herman Engels, August de Boeck, Johan Duijck, Diverse uitvoerders, Robert Herberigs, Marc Michael De Smet, Norbert Rosseau (...)

Author of

Schroyens 80
Schroyens 80
Goede smaak bij het maken van een kinderlied
Goede smaak bij het maken van een kinderlied

Selectieve discografie als medewerker

Cantus GallicanusCantus Gallicanus (2003)
Gregorian
Frans Mariman, Schola Trunchiniensis, Gregoriaans

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