Gustavo TRUJILLO (1972) studied clarinet at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Santa Cruz de Tenerife before moving to the Netherlands in 1993, where he studied composition and theory of music. Composer of the "School of Rotterdam", his creations are characterized by a strong influence of Canary folklore and nature, and employ a wide variety of styles and formations. He feels special predilection for the challenge of arranging and adapting music from other composers. He teached at the Conservatory of Rotterdam, specializing in analysis, harmony, arranging and composition from 2000 to 2015. He has also earned a solid reputation with his articles, lectures and pre-concerts introductory talks. Now he is teaching Theory of Music at the Conservatory of Amsterdam.

Leading the following workshop in EUROPA CANTAT Pécs:

Singing the Goldberg Variations. Transforming Instrumental Compositions into Choral Works

Together, we enjoy singing the songs we all know and love: from folk to pop to jazz or even techno… if it sounds, we can sing it! But what if the music we would like to sing is not at all vocal? What if it is orchestral music, or a violin sonata, or piano music? And now that we are setting challenges for ourselves, what if we were to take the pinnacle of keyboard music: Bach’s Goldberg Variations and sing them in Bach’s style! Could it be done? Come and discover how this famous keyboard work has taken on a new form: Bach’s Goldberg Variations, for mixed choir, with soloist and baroque orchestra.

Leader of CCP sessions:
Gustavo TRUJILLO Short bio
Start date of atelier: Friday 31 July
10:30 - 11:30
Programme type: reading session