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Pasqualino Frigau (Baritone, Choral Conductor)

Born: April 15, 1952 - Villacidro, France

The French baritone., choral conductor and music teacher, Pasqualino Frigau, is a versatile musician with an atypical career. He studied at Ecole Habsterdick in Stiring Wendel (1957-1959); Ecole Sophie Verrerie in Stiring Wendel (1959-1963); and Lycée Jean Moulin in Forbach (1962-1971). He began his musical career in a harmony orchestra from the age of 10 on the clarinet, then became bassoonist, saxophonist, flautist, etc. He studied music at the Conservatoire National de Région in Metz (1969-1971); the Faculté de Musicologie in Strasbourg (1971-1976); and the Conservatoire National de Région in Strasbourg (1971-1979), where he obtained four first prizes, a Musicology license and a Paris singing award. He worked as a music teacher at the Ecole de Musique in Selestat (1973-1981). From his university studies emerged his passion for choral singing. He trained at the Conservatoire National Supérieur De Musique de Paris (1979-1981): as a choir director by Jean Paul von Eller and Erwin Llist, and as conductor by Jean Sébastien Bereau. He was invited to teach and direct in Argentina in 1981 in a program of contemporary French choral music for one year

Upon his return to France, Pasqualino Frigau was a lecturer at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris with the principal function of orchestra direction (1982-1985). In 1985, he was appointed Deputy Director of the Conservatoire de Musique d'Avignon (1985-1993). Holder of two Certificates of Aptitude including singing, he decided to devote himself more exclusively to the teaching of vocal technique and became Professor of singing at the Conservatoire de Béziers in 1993. In 1995, he was called to the direction of the Chœur Régional Languedoc Roussillon which would be renamed Chœur Régional Francis Poulenc in 2001. He currently lives in Séte, France.


 

Source: Choeur Régional Francis Poulenc Website, Copains d'avant linternaute & Pasqualino Frigau Facebook profile,Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (January 2017)
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Aryeh Oron (January 2017)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

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Francis Auclair

Bass

BWV 13, BWV 56, BWV 151, BWV 158, BWV 159, BWV 211

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Pasqualino Frigau chef de choeur (Choeur Régional Francis Poulenc) [French]

Pasqualino Frigau (Copains d'avant linternaute) [French]
Pasqualino Frigau on Facebook


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