Flandria-Euskadi: Flenbasque Chamber Music Exchange
Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.
01Mar 202422Apr 2024Gent / Bilbao
Ensemble Kuraia and Zvedoliki Ensemble comprise the “Flenbasque Chamber Music Exchange”. The project offers the opportunity to discover contemporary music and avant-garde creation in the Basque Country and Flanders. Composers from the Basque Country and Flanders will present their work in each other´s region. Furthermore, this project aims to establish a lasting framework for collaboration and to establish a musical connection between the two regions.
‘30th Encounter of Contemporary Music´
J.C. Arriaga Conservatorium (Bilbao)
Muziekcentrum De Bijloke (Gent)
The Bilbao-based Ensemble Kuraia is the resident group of the Kuraia Contemporary Music Conference and the "J.C. Arriaga" Conservatory of Music in Bilbao. Composer María Eugenia Luc, who currently serves as the artistic director, established the ensemble in 1997. The group´s objective is to promote the compositions of contemporary artists while providing the expertise of skilled professionals. Ensemble Kuraia performs regularly at contemporary music events and major festivals in Europe and South America.
The chamber music ensemble Zvezdoliki, based in Antwerp, was founded in 2009 by flutist Oriana Dierinck. Within its projects and programs, the artistic director blends renowned and lesser-known composers and compositions, both old and new. The ensemble also curates its own concert series. Zvezdoliki plays at cultural centres, chamber music venues and classical music festivals.