Kup

西班牙Kup合唱團
Kup Taldea, Basque country, Spain

十五年前,一群熱情的年輕音樂家們向指揮家巴爾特斯建議下成立了KUP合唱團。對於一個合唱團的發展來說,十五年可以被認為是一段短暫的時間。如果我們將這段時間與無數音樂團體的背景及他們所留下來的、並與根植於我們內心深處的音樂遺產比較起來,則是更顯渺小。然而毫無疑問地,在這麼短的時間內,十五年足以證明我們顯著的進步,而勝利與成功的洗禮,更讓我們不斷地追求更加卓越的音樂表現。

 

可以為之佐證的包括:極為嚴謹和複雜的曲目(如布拉姆斯、孟德爾頌、浦朗克和巴赫等專場音樂會)、國內外音樂會及巡迴演出(在西班牙、法國及盧森堡)、出版錄音(CD 為和平祈禱Priez Pour Paix-巴斯克作曲家Aita Donostia的聖樂作品)以及在國際比賽中取得的成功紀錄:西班牙巴斯克Tolosa國際合唱比賽民謠組第三名(2008年)、斯洛維尼亞Maribor國際合唱比賽第一名及最佳指揮(2009年);法國Tours國際合唱大賽混聲組、自由曲目組及文藝復興組第一名及大賽總冠軍(2010年)及受邀參加歐洲六大賽總冠軍賽(2011年)。2017年KUP合唱團受邀參加於西班牙巴塞隆納所舉行的第十一屆世界合唱論壇。這個活動每三年一次由世界合唱聯盟(IFCM)舉辦,KUP合唱團是該屆受邀來自世界各地的24個合唱團之一。世界合唱論壇後,該團還受邀參加了於法國韋拉松羅曼(Vaison-la-Romaine)所舉辦著名的「桂冠合唱音樂節」,與其他知名國際大賽的冠軍得主一起舉辦了三場音樂會。

 

2018年也將會是重要表現的一年,包含4月於西班牙巴斯克地區維多利亞-加斯蒂斯Euskal Prisma音樂節演出Iker Sanchez指揮之莫札特《證聖者的莊嚴晚禱》;於西班牙聖賽巴斯提安國際電影節與Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi交響樂團演出著名電影音樂作曲家Fernando Velázquez之電影音樂作品,同時將受邀參加西班牙第50屆Tolosa國際合唱比賽。

 

Fifteen years have passed since a group of eager young musicians approached choirmaster Gabriel Baltes with the proposal to form a new vocalensemble: KUP Taldea. Fifteen years could be considered a short period of time in terms of a choir’s development, more so if we compare it with the background and many years of history accrued by so many ensembles that form part of our most deep-rooted musical heritage. However, it is undoubtedly true that fifteen years has been sufficient to corroborate a remarkable evolution, in such a short space of time, in a constant search for musical excellence.

       

Proof of this continuous evolution includes: greatly demanding and complex programs (e.g. programs dedicated to a sole composer, such as Brahms, Mendelssohn, Poulenc or Bach among others), concerts and tours at home and abroad (in Spain, France and Luxembourg), recordings (the CD “Priez Pour Paix” – sacred music by Basque composer Aita Donostia) and a record of success at international competitions: International Choir Contest, Tolosa, Basque Country, Spain (3rd prize in Folklore category) in 2008. International Choral Competition, Maribor, Slovenia (1st prize and the award of Best Conductor for Gabriel Baltes) in 2009. International Competition for Choral Singing, Tours, France (Three 1st prizes: Mixed Choirs, Free Program and Renaissance Program and Winners of the Grand Prix de la Ville de Tours) in 2010, and contestant in the European Grand Prix for Choral Singing in 2011.

 

In 2017, KUP Taldea was invited to take part in the XI edition of the World Symposium on Choral Music in Barcelona. This symposium is organized every three years by the International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM), and KUP Taldea was among the 24 ensembles chosen to participate from all over the world. After the symposium, the group also took part in the prestigious “Festival des Choeurs Lauréats” in Vaison-la-Romaine, France, offering three concerts alongside other international prize-winning ensembles of great renown.

 

2018 will be a year of significant performances: In April, the choir will participate in the performance of Mozart’s “Vesperae solemnes de confessore”in Vitoria-Gasteiz as part of the “Euskal Prisma” programme under the baton of maestro Iker Sanchez. The choir will offer a very special concert together with Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi in San Sebastian International Film Festival. The program will consist of music composed by renowned soundtrack writer Fernando Velázquez. Furthermore, KUP Taldea will be invited to appear at the 50th edition of the International Choir Contest, Tolosa, Basque Country, Spain.


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指揮/巴爾特斯
Gabriel Baltés, conductor


自1980年起,巴爾特斯就在法國洛林大學裡,負責從小學到高中各個級別音樂教師的培訓及進修課程的教師培訓學院講師。巴爾特斯所負責的項目是培訓將要教授三至十歲的兒童音樂、但卻沒有任何音樂專業的未來教師。

他也是法國梅茨的歐洲合唱學院教學陣容之一。這個由著名的盧森堡作曲家暨指揮家皮耶.卡歐(Pierre Cao, b. 1937)所創立的組織,為音樂教師、合唱團及合唱指揮們提供了大量的培訓課程。

從1981到1994年及2001年,巴爾特斯曾受邀擔任西班牙帕爾馬的巴利阿里群島大學所舉辦的合唱指揮課程講師。另外、從1983到1994年之間,他也是法國梅茨大學音樂教育及合唱指揮講師。自1981年起,巴爾特斯參加了由法國合唱協會(À Coeur Joie)所開辦的合唱指揮課程,並擔任了皮耶.卡歐許多課程及合唱節目的助理。他也曾在西班牙巴斯克民間音樂學院(Musikene, Basque Country College of Music,由巴斯克政府於2001年設立)擔任合唱指揮講師。

合唱指揮工作上,自1974年以來,他曾指揮了馬爾維奇(C. Malvezzi, 1547-1599)、馬倫濟歐(L. Marenzio, 1553-1599)、卡瓦里埃利(Emilio de’Cavalieri, c.1550-1602)、普雷托流斯(M. Praetorius, 1571-1621)、珀瑟爾(H. Purcell, 1659-1695)、坎普拉(A. Campra, 1660-1744)、巴赫(J.S. Bach, 1685-1750)、畢伯(H.I.F. Biber, 1644-1704)、瓦伊瓦諾夫斯基(P.J. Vejvanovský, c.1633/1639-1693)及許多歷史上重要作曲家的作品。

Since 1980, Gabriel Baltes has been a lecturer at the Teacher Training Institute of the University of Lorraine (France), a centre for training and retraining those who teach music at any level, from Primary to Upper-secondary. He is in charge of teaching music to future teachers with no musical specialization, responsible for children aged three to ten.

He is also part of the teaching staff at the Institut Européen de Chant Choral (European Institute for Choral Singing) in Metz (France). This organization, founded by Pierre Cao, offers a great number of training courses (“stages”) for music teachers, choirs and choral conductors.

From 1981 to 1994, and also in 2001, Gabriel Baltes was invited to lead choral conducting courses organised in Palma de Mallorca (Spain) by the University of the Balearic Islands. From 1983 to 1994 he was a lecturer in Music Education and Choral Conducting at the University of Metz (France). Since 1981 he has participated in several choral conducting courses organised by the choral music movement “À Coeur Joie”, working as Pierre Cao’s assistant on a great number of projects and choral programmes. He has also worked as a lecturer in Choral Conducting at “Musikene”, the Basque Country College of Music (Spain), since its opening.

As part of his work as a choral conductor, since 1974, he has led performances of works by Malvezzi, Marenzio, Cavalieri, Praetorius, Tender, Henry Purcell, Campra, J.S. Bach, H. Biber, P. Vejvanovsky, and many of history’s foremost composers.