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

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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)
romanticism, 20th century
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

In 't stedetje van NazarethIn 't stedetje van Nazareth (1995)
classical crossover
Capella Beatae Mariae Ad Lacum, Kurt Bikkembergs, Paul Steegmans, Gaston Feremans, Leo Aussems, Kurt Bikkembergs
Kurt Bikkembergs - Choral WorksKurt Bikkembergs - Choral Works (1994)
21st century / contemporary, 20th century
Musa Horti, Joris Verdin, Kurt Bikkembergs, Peter Dejans
Europese Kerstliederen uit Oost en WestEuropese Kerstliederen uit Oost en West (1991)
classical
Martin Valcke, Vocale en Instrumentale Ensembles Lemmensinstituut, Kurt Bikkembergs, Paul Steegmans, Geert Van Der Straeten, Jan Van Der Roost, Piet Swerts, Wim Henderickx (...)
Jeugdkoor- en jongvolwassenenkoor O.-L.-V. Ten poel, TienenJeugdkoor- en jongvolwassenenkoor O.-L.-V. Ten poel, Tienen (1990)
early music, 21st century / contemporary, 20th century
Jeugd en jongvolwassenkoor O.L.V. Ten Poel Tienen, Johan Hermans, Jeroen D'hoe, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Sergei Rachmaninov, Martin Striebel, Vic Nees, William Boyce (...)
Kurt Bikkembergs - Incipit Apocalypsis Ioannis ApostoliKurt Bikkembergs - Incipit Apocalypsis Ioannis Apostoli
classical
Lemmensinstituut Kamerorkest, Koor van het Lemmensinstituut, Dina Grossberger, Jan Caals, Zeger Vandersteene, Lieven Termont, Kurt Bikkembergs, Kurt Bikkembergs (...)

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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