Felipe Cattapan - Conductor Deutsch English Portuguese
 
  Felipe Cattapan - Conductor  

Biography

Curriculum Vitae

   

Born:

1st. March 1973 in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

Nationality:

Brazilian and Italian

Languages:

Portuguese, English, German and French; basic knowledge: Spanish

 

Married with Prof. Dr. Katja Cattapan; one son (Gustav, * 2005)

   

Music Studies

   

2005-2007:

Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano (Switzerland), concentration in contemporary music conducting with Giorgio Bernasconi. Degree: “very good”

2002-2005:

École Normale de Paris (France), post-graduate study in orchestra conducting with Dominique Rouits in cooperation with the Opéra de Massy

2000-2001:

Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (France), conducting study («Erasmus» exchange program) with Jorma Panula, Pascal Rophé, Peter Gühlke, Janos Fürst etc.

1999-2001:

Conservatoire National de Région de Rueil-Malmaison in Paris (France), post-graduate study in choir conducting with Roland Lemêtre

1997-2002:

Musikhochschule Karlsruhe (Germany), music teaching studies; principal subjects: conducting and piano. Correpetition with Helmut Weese

1996-2003:

Private pupil with Zsolt Nagy (Professor for conducting at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, France)

1991-1995:

University Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), piano study; conducting as additional subject

   

International masterclasses in conducting with: Peter Eötvös, Zsolt Nagy, Kalman Strausz, Hermann Max, Stefan Parkman etc.

   

Professional Experience

 

Orchestra

 

 

Present:

Projects as guest conductor

Present:

Founding of the ensemble "Créations" in Switzerland

2015-2016:

Project with the Chamber Orchestra of Bülach and Claude Rippas (Switzerland). Works by Hummel, Salieri and Strauss

2013-Present:

Director and conductor of projects with the "Modern South America" Ensemble"

2012:

                        2012:

Founding and premiere of the "Modern South America" Ensemble (Bern and Geneva, Switzerland)

World premiere of José Miguel Fernández's "Amas“ with the Ensemble Vortex in Geneva, Switzerland ("Archipel" Festival)

2011:

                           2009-2010:

Director and conductor of a project with Brazilian chamber music in Zürich, Switzerland

Director and conductor of projects with works of Ernst Widmer to commemorate the 20th anniversay of his death (2010) - in Zurich and Bern, Switzerland

2008-2009:

Director and conductor of projects with works of Villa-Lobos to commemorate the 50th anniversay of his death (2009) - in Zurich and Bern, Switzerland

2005-2007:

Regular projects with the ensemble for contemporary music Novecento in Lugano (Switzerland). Works by Berg, Webern, Varèse, Carter, Benjamin, Dallapiccola, Petrassi, Fedele etc.

2005-2007:

Assistant to Giorgio Bernasconi in projects in cooperation with the Radio Svizzera Italiana in Lugano (Switzerland); examples: Honegger’s “Roi David”, Schoenberg’s Opus 34 and Kurt Weill’s „Happy End“

2004:

Orchestrated Ravel’s “Ma Mère l’Oye” for chamber orchestra and performed it with the Orchestre de Massy in Paris (France)

2002-2005:

Regularly conducted the Orchestre de Massy in Paris (France); important works from the standard repertoire for the concert hall and opera (focus on classical and romantic music)

2000-2001:

Regularly conducted the Orchestra of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et Danse de Paris (France). Symphonies by Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms; Mahler’s 4th. Symphony; Debussy’s “Ibéria”; Strauss’ 4 Last Songs; “Don Giovanni” by Mozart etc.

2000:

World premiere of Stefan Pohlit’s “Philadelphia” (pupil of Wolfgang Rihm) in „Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnik“ (ZKM), Karlsruhe (Germany)

1999-2002:

Concerts with the Janacek Philharmonic and Moravian Philharmonic (Czech Republic). Mussorgsky-Ravel’s “Pictures at an Exhibition”, Bartók’s “Divertimento for Strings”, Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Julia”, Janacek’s “Suite for Strings” etc.; example: Janacek Philharmonic’s opening concert of the saison 2002-2003

1999-2001:

Director and conductor of projects with actors and orchestras in Karlsruhe (Germany). Examples: Stravinsky’s “Histoire du Soldat” and Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf”

   

Choir


 

Present:

Founding and premiere of the vocal ensemble "Canticum Novum Zürich" (Switzerland); director and conductor of projects with this vocal ensemble in cooperation with the Casal Quartet, Pierre Favre, Werner Bärtschi etc.; contemporary works; world premieres, live transmissions and radio recordings (Radio SRF 2 Kultur). Next concerts and projects: www.canticumnovumzuerich.ch 

2015-Present:

Regular choral projects with the Collegium Cantorum Orchestra (Switzerland): Works by Haendel, Vivaldi, Schubert etc.

2013:

Haydn's "St. Nicholas Mass" and Liszt's sacred choral music with the "Konzertchor Wallisellen" (Switzerland)

2011-Present:

                          

2009:

Regular projects with alumni of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis and the Protestant Church Choir Lütisburg (Switzerland). Works by Bach, Mendelssohn etc.

Subsitute conductor of the St. Gallen Theatre Extra-Choir, the University of Bern Choir as well as other regional choirs (Switzerland)

2005:

Conducted the Choir of Riga Music Academy (Latvia): William Byrd’s “Sing Joyfully“

2004-Present:

Regular projects with the Jubilate Chamber Choir of Bern (Switzerland); sacred works a cappella (from ancient till contemporary music)

2004:

                          2002-Present:

Conducted the Choir and Orchestra de Massy in Paris (France): Haydn's "The Creation"

Projects (in Germany and Switzerland) with choir music from Brazil: Nunes Garcia, Villa-Lobos, Lindembergue Cardoso and composers from the new generation

2000:                          

Participation at the International Festival “Weingarten Musiktage” (Germany)

1999-2001:

Regularly conducted the Choir of the Conservatoire National de Région de Rueil-Malmaison in Paris (France). Important works from the standard repertoire for choir – sacred and secular, a cappella and with orchestra. Examples: Mozart’s “Krönungsmesse” and Brahms’ “Ein Deutsches Requiem”

1998:

Christmas choir concert with musicians of the Baden-Baden Philharmonic (Germany): Bruckner’s Mass in C major

1997:

Concert with the Akkord Chamber Choir in Darmstadt (Germany); Hungarian choir music

1997:

Concert with the Choir of the International Festival for Ancient Music of Daroca (Spain)

1996-Present:

Conductor for over 20 choirs (women’s, men’s an mixed) in Germany and Switzerland. Example: Choirmaster at the Trinity Church in Bern, Switzerland (2003-2005)

   

Teaching Activity:

Lectures about Stravinsky's "Histoire du Soldat" in Zurich, Switzerland (September/October 2018)

Choral conducting course in Arosa, Switzerland (July 2018)

Choral and orchestral conducting course for advanced in Wetzikon, Switzerland (June 2018)

Choral and orchestral conducting course for beginners in Wetzikon, Switzerland (May 2018)

Choral and orchestral conducting course in Winterthur, Switzerland (March 2018)

Lectures about contemporary music in Zurich, Switzerland (February 2018)

Choral and orchestral conducting course in Wetzikon, Switzerland (December 2017)

Choral conducting course in Winterthur, Switzerland (November 2017)

Lectures about modern music in Zurich, Switzerland (September 2017)

Choral conducting course in Arosa, Switzerland (July 2017)

Choral conducting course for beginners in Winterthur, Switzerland (March 2017)

Lectures about "Music Practice Techniques" in Zurich, Switzerland (January/February 2017)

Choral conducting course in Wetzikon, Switzerland (November 2016)

Choral conducting course in Kiental, Switzerland (September 2016)

Choral conducting course in Arosa, Switzerland (August 2016)

Lectures about "Music Practice Techniques" in Zurich, Switzerland (May/June 2016)

Lectures about Villa-Lobos in Zurich, Switzerland (May/June 2016)

Choral conducting course for women in Wetzikon, Switzerland (May 2016)

Choral conducting course for advanced in Winterthur, Switzerland (April 2016)

Choral conducting course for beginners in Winterthur, Switzerland (March 2016)

Orchestral conducting course in Winterthur, Switzerland (January 2016)

Lectures about "Music Practice Techniques" in Zurich, Switzerland (October/November 2015)

Choral conducting course for women in Filzbach, Switzerland (October 2015)

Lecture about "Conducting and Management" in Bülach, Switzerland (September 2015)

Choral conducting course in Arosa, Switzerland (July/August 2015)

Choral conducting course in Filzbach, Switzerland (June 2015)

Choral conducting course for advanced in Winterthur, Switzerland (April 2015)

Choral conducting course for beginners in Winterthur, Switzerland (March 2015)

Lectures about "The Language of Conducting" in Zurich, Switzerland (January/February 2015)

Workshop: "Vocal Technique for Choirs" in Trüllikon, Switzerland (January 2015)

Orchestral conducting course in Winterthur, Switzerland (January 2015)

Choral conducting course for women in Filzbach, Switzerland (October 2014)

Choral conducting course for advanced in Arosa, Switzerland (August 2014)

Choral conducting course for beginners in Arosa, Switzerland (July 2014)

Workshop: "Vocal Technique for Choirs" in Wallisellen, Switzerland (May 2014)

Choral conducting course for advanced in Winterthur, Switzerland (April 2014)

Workshop: "Vocal Technique for Choirs" in Lindau, Germany (April 2014)

Choral conducting course for beginners in Winterthur, Switzerland (March 2014)

Lectures about "The Language of Conducting" in Zurich, Switzerland (January/February 2014)

Orchestral conducting course in Winterthur, Switzerland (November 2013)

Choral conducting course for women in Filzbach, Switzerland (October 2013)

Choral conducting course in Arosa, Switzerland (August 2013)

Choral conducting course in Zurich, Switzerland (May 2013)

Choral conducting course for advanced in Winterthur, Switzerland (April 2013)

Choral conducting course for beginners in Winterthur, Switzerland (March 2013)

Choral conducting course in Winterthur, Switzerland (September 2012)

Workshop: "Vocal Technique for Choirs" in Lütisburg, Switzerland (May 2012)

Choral conducting course in Winterthur, Switzerland (April 2012)

Orchestral conducting course at the University Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (September/October 2009)

 

Guest lecturer (since 2007) and adjunct professor (since 2009) for the course «Music Practice Techniques» at the Hochschule der Künste Bern, Switzerland

   

Further:

"Personality of the Year 2017: Culture" award (Braslider Org., São Paulo, Brazil) - as a conductor and writer

"Personality of the Year 2014: Culture" award (Braslider Org., São Paulo, Brazil) - as a conductor

Participation in the 4th. (2013) and 6th. (2016) "Swiss Choral Conductors Meeting"

Since 2013 member of the "SBDV" (Swiss Professional Conductors Association)

Organization of music projects; example: “Music and Brain” with the Paul Klee Ensemble (“Brain Awareness Week” in Bern, Switzerland, 2007)

 

Research work in the inter-disciplinary project “Music in the Brain” at the University of Bern, Switzerland (since 2005)

   

And many other concerts in Europe and Brazil - including live transmissions - with an eclectic repertoire (from ancient till contemporary music) and great success with the public and critics

 
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