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Bachsolisten Seoul (Vocal & Instrumental Ensemble)

Founded: 2005 - Seoul, South Korea

Ever since the ensemble’s formal inception in 2005, Bachsolisten Seoul (Korean: 바흐 솔리스텐 서울)) as persistently built a reputable name for itself, by shaping a profound repertoire of baroque interpretations from the oeuvres of J.S. Bach to Claudio Monteverdi.

A wide range of concert performances throughout the South Korean peninsula and beyond Japan has taken the ensemble to numerous Concert Halls, to Universities, and to churches, but also to a variety of renowned international classical music festivals, such as the 2nd Seoul Early Music Festival, the 2nd and 3rd Chunchen Early Music Festival, both in South Korea, as well as to the Tsuru Early Music Festival in Japan. The eight ensemble members, all of them professionally and actively teaching at Universities throughout the country, have focussed with this performance work onto the unique character of a soloist formation with Baroque instruments.

Their performances cover a wide repertoire of madrigals, of motets, opera scenes, as well as sonnetts and passions by Claudio Monteverdi, or compositional vocal works by J.S. Bach, George Frideric Handel, Dietrich Buxtehude, Antonio Caldara, Marc Antoine Charpentier, Giacomo Carissimi, and Giovanni Antonio Rigatti.

Most recently Bachsolisten Seoul was honoured third prize in the category of 'Ensemble Music' by the prestigious 'Yamanashi Early Music Festival' in Japan in 2009, and finished a series of performances with the Japanese conductor Masaaki Suzuki Mass in B minor (BWV 232) by J.S. Bach in 2011.

Since its inception, Bachsolisten Seoul had a system with two conductors: Sun-Ah Kim conducted mainly J.S. Bach's works. Since 2011 they play Bachsolisten Seoul: Bach Cantata Series as main programme. Seung-Hee Park has conducted also the other programmes (Monteverdi, D. Buxtehude, Buxtehude...). Since April 2016, Seung-Hee Park is both the musicdirector and conductor.

'Bachsolisten Seoul' appreciates the privilege of a continuous cooperation with Masaaki Suzuki Music Director of Bach Collegium Japan, as well as the mentorship of Ryo Terakado, Baroque Violin Professor at Royal Conservatory in The Hague.



Source: Bachsoloisten Seoul Website; Seung-Hee Park (July 2016)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (March 2015);; Seung-Hee Park (July 2016)

Sun-Ah Kim: Short Biography | Bachsolisten Seoul | Recordings of Vocal Works | Bachsolisten Seoul: Bach Cantata Series

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Bachsolisten Seoul (Official Website) [Korean/English]
Bachsolisten Seoul Channel on YouTube

 

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