Kurt Bikkembergs

Category:muzikant, componist, dirigent, koorleider, docent
Hasselt, 05.08.1963
Genre(s):koormuziek, 20ste eeuw, 21ste eeuw / hedendaags
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

Paul Schollaert - De XIV StondenPaul Schollaert - De XIV Stonden (2015)
20th century
Capella di voce, Paul Schollaert, Kurt Bikkembergs
PrometheusPrometheus (2013)
21st century / contemporary
Ann De Renais, Kurt Bikkembergs, Kurt Bikkembergs, Vlaams Radiokoor (VRK)
Dit denken aan u ....1936Dit denken aan u ....1936 (2013)
20th century
Jean Lambrechts, Stefaan Desmet, Kurt Bikkembergs, Raoul De Smet, Capella di voce, Vic Nees, Frans Geysen, Jean Lambrechts (...)
Schroyens Raymond - Voorbij de zon en de windSchroyens Raymond - Voorbij de zon en de wind (2012)
21st century / contemporary
Capella di voce, Kurt Bikkembergs, Raymond Schroyens, Stefaan Desmet
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
Ad laudandum dominum - August de BoeckAd laudandum dominum - August de Boeck (2011)
20th century
Capella SS Michaelis & Gudulae, Kurt Bikkembergs, August de Boeck, Bart Jacobs, Gaston Feremans
Flemish Choral Music - Bij Stemband 8Flemish Choral Music - Bij Stemband 8 (2010)
20th century, romanticism
Peter Benoit, Herman Engels, August de Boeck, Johan Duijck, Diverse uitvoerders, Robert Herberigs, Marc Michael De Smet, Norbert Rosseau (...)
O sacrum conviviumO sacrum convivium (2010)
romanticism, 20th century
Capella SS Michaelis & Gudulae, Ivo Mortelmans, Bart Jacobs, Jules Van Nuffel, Staf Nees, Lodewijk De Vocht, Emiel Wambach, Firmin Van de Velde (...)
Live !Live ! (2010)
20th century
CMB - Jeugdkoor, Kurt Bikkembergs, Kurt Bikkembergs, Craig Carnaham, Heikki Sarmanto, Arne Mellnãs, Charles Wood, Hiroshi Ishimaru (...)

Selectieve discografie als componist

CalorosoCaloroso (2010)
20th century, 21st century / contemporary
Vic Nees, Kurt Bikkembergs, Maarten Van Ingelgem, Sebastiaan Van Steenberge
Live !Live ! (2010)
20th century
CMB - Jeugdkoor, Kurt Bikkembergs, Kurt Bikkembergs, Craig Carnaham, Heikki Sarmanto, Arne Mellnãs, Charles Wood, Hiroshi Ishimaru (...)
Superdag!Superdag! (2010)
Childrens music
Kurt Bikkembergs, Jos Bielen, Thomas De Baets, Koenraad Hinnekint, Martin Slootmaekers, An Allen
Jenny Spanoghe from classical violin to five-string violaJenny Spanoghe from classical violin to five-string viola (2008)
20th century
Jenny Spanoghe, Jan Van Landeghem, Kurt Bikkembergs, Johann Sebastian Bach, Claude Ledoux, Gian Paolo Luppi, Alfred Schnittke
Hovenier van de nachtHovenier van de nacht (2007)
20th century
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
Kurt Bikkembergs - Blijf niet staanKurt Bikkembergs - Blijf niet staan (2007)
21st century / contemporary
Bart Naessens, Sint-Joriskoor, Kurt Bikkembergs, Martin Slootmaekers, Inge Feyen
Het Binvignat-Houdtappelorgel (1793) in de Sint-Quintinuskathedraal van HasseltHet Binvignat-Houdtappelorgel (1793) in de Sint-Quintinuskathedraal van Hasselt (2005)
20th century
Johan Hermans, Ludo Claesen, Paul Steegmans, Joost Termont, Kurt Bikkembergs, Ludo Hulshagen, Ludo Claesen

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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