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Name  Sigiswald Kuijken

Role  Violinist
Sigiswald Kuijken La Petite Bande

Movies  Ascension Oratorios, Bach: A Musical Offering in C Minor
Albums  Sonatas & Partitas BWV 1001-1006
Similar People  Wieland Kuijken, Barthold Kuijken, Gustav Leonhardt, Rene Jacobs, Robert Kohnen

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Sigiswald Kuijken ([ˌsiɣɪsʋɑlt ˈkœykən]; born 16 February 1944) is a Belgian violinist, violist, and conductor known for playing on authentic instruments.

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Biography

Sigiswald Kuijken LES VICTOIRES DE SAINT MICHEL

Kuijken was born in Dilbeek, near Brussels. He was a member of the Alarius Ensemble of Brussels between 1964 and 1972 and formed La Petite Bande in 1972. Since 1971 he has taught Baroque violin at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. He is noted for using the older technique of resting the violin on the shoulder without a shoulder rest, rather than held under the chin. He is a member of the Kuijken String Quartet, which he formed in 1986. In recent years, he has also performed as conductor of symphonies of the Romantic era.

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His brothers are also known for historically informed performance: Barthold Kuijken is a flutist and recorder player and Wieland Kuijken, also a member of the Kuijken Quartet, is a cellist and gambist. They have all worked extensively with harpsichordist Gustav Leonhardt.

Sigiswald Kuijken La Petite Bande

On 2 February 2007 he was awarded the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa by the Catholic University of Leuven (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium).

Cantatas of J. S. Bach

Based on the results of research by Joshua Rifkin and Andrew Parrott on the authentic performance of Bach's masses, cantatas and passions, Sigiswald Kuijken limits the vocal part to a solo vocal quartet (which Bach himself sometimes extended to eight singers) instead of a choir. He also has reduced the number of instrumentalists performing each cantata. Sigiswald Kuijken adopted this new approach in his recording for Accent Records of a 17-part CD series entitled Cantatas of JS Bach (being recorded over the period of 2005-2012).

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Sigiswald Kuijken Wikipedia