Kunststudio Living Art and Patrick Debrabandere

After piano and organ lessons at the music academy of community education in Ghent, Patrick Debrabandere obtained a Master in Music, qualification Music Pedagogy at the Lemmens Institute in Leuven in 1999 and the qualification Choral Conducting with Erik van Nevel in 2001.

As a 10-year-old, he acquired his first choir experience with Schola Cantorum of the Sint-Baafs Cathedral in Ghent. His enthusiasm for choral music subsequently resulted in the birth of the Ensemble Soratea. This is his personal sound laboratory in which he wants to bring his musical interpretation in a professional and innovative way. This has already resulted in a number of CD recordings. His search for unknown repertoire and the concern for a dynamic and refreshing approach to music are constant values in his career.

Patrick Debrabandere is tenor and followed singing classes with Jan Caals. Until 2009 he was a permanent member of the vocal ensemble Currende and the Currende Consort. As a vocal soloist, he prefers to bring baroque repertoire in the form of a narrator, a role in which he distinguishes himself, as in the John and Matthew Passion of J.S. Bach. His rhetorical storytelling power is an essential characteristic of vocal and interpretative expression.

Patrick Debrabandere is regularly requested as guest conductor with various ensembles. He also frequently contributes to the quality guidance for choirs via the Flemish Federation for Young Choirs (Vlaamse Federatie voor Jonge Koren, Koor and Stem, Gent).

As a teacher, he is affiliated with the Academy for Music, Drama and Dance, Community Education in Ghent (Academie voor Muziek, Woord en Dans van het Gemeenschapsonderwijs). There too vocal and choral events are very important to him, which resulted in the establishment of concert choir VOX MAGO.  

Because he strongly believes in direct communication between making and receiving sound, the desire had grown to create a space in which chamber music can reflect its real character. In this project, there is room for small-scale concerts where the contact between performer and audience is minimal and vibrations are literally observed. Kunststudio Living Art came into life in March 2016. Concerts are not a final stage but offer a further growth opportunity for the performers by distributing these concerts on social media and BravaTv!

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