My musical project developing carreer began in 1998 as I took the initiative to creating a composers' group for lovers of choral music. Together with my dear friends Peter Lindeman Jørgensen and Morten Hansen I founded Komvest - Vesterbro Komponistforening. Our aim was composing and performing choral music with respect to the rich tradition within this area, and in particular to the words we decide to set in music and the musicians who are going to perform the music. Therefore we took advantage of a close collaboration with singers, musicians and conductors, from whom we gathered more and more experience about the essence for that musical matter that we had chosen to devote our hearts to. We believe in close communication between all of the elements which, combined, create a musical work: inspiration, composition, rehearsal and performance. As composers we participate in all of these elements, being present throughout the ‘birth giving’ of music in all its aspects. You might say that we formed a group of classical composers who act as a band!
Komvest is driven by an elected committee, which is responsible for the administration, and Komvest is the mother of several different concert projects for performance of the members' music. I am the manager of two such projects: Komvest Kormusik and Komvest Kammermusik.
From 1999 to 2009 Komvest presented the project Komvest Choral Music (Komvest Kormusik) in Copenhagen with the participation of about 30 outstanding choir singers and a highly regarded choir conductor, where first performances of new works - composed by our members - are shown.
All concerts were recorded as a documentary, and for promotion of the Komvest composers we have made a CD recording of live performances from the Komvest Spring Projects every year since 1999.
In addition to these projects several other Komvest concerts have been held over the years. In 2005 we decided to expand our principal activities with an additional autumn project called Komvest Chamber Music (Komvest Kammermusik) , performed as an annual event and featuring primarily instrumental chamber music.
Komvest Kormusik May 2009: Ensemble Vest, Lund and Copenhagen
Komvest Kormusik May 2008: Ensemble Vest, new works May 18th in Elsinore Dome and May 25th in Kristkirken CPH. Supported by Kunstrådet and Dansk Kapelmesterforening
Komvest Kammermusik October 2008, two concerts: Chamber Music concerts in Literaturhaus at Nørrebro, Copenhagen N
Komvest Kormusik Autumn 2008:Chamber Choir Hymnia performs Komvest Music in Copenhagen. Supported by Kunstrådet and Dansk Kapelmesterforening
Komvest Kormusik March 2008: Komvest Choral Music: Chamber Choir Hymnia performs new works March 2nd in Bagsværd Kirke. Supported by Kunstrådet and Dansk Kapelmesterforening
November 2007, one concert: Choral Music November 10: Chamber Choir Coro Misto, cond. Søren Birch, performs Komvest Music at Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum
Komvest Kammermusik October 2007, three concerts: Chamber music - following up the success from 2006. Concerts Oct. 7th in Sthens Kirke, Oct. 21rd in Literaturhaus, Oct. 30th in Vanløse Kulturhus.
Komvest Kormusik May 2007, one concert: Komvest Choral Music, May 23rd 2007, 8PM: Presenting new works for choir and saxophone. The Chamber Choir Hymnia, conducted by Flemming Windekilde. Venue: Bibliotekssalen, Rundetaarn, Købmagergade, Cph.
This concert was economically supported by: Nordea Danmark-Fonden, Dansk Kapelmesterforening, The Church Council for Kristkirken on Enghave Plads
Komvest Kormusik March 2007, two concerts: Komvest Choral Music, March 11 at 4 PM in Bagsværd Kirke, March 18 at 8 PM in Kristkirken, Ensemble Vest cond. by Fl. Windekilde.
March 2007, one concert: Lola Perrin plays piano music by KNO, MOP, PLS and CH in Vanløse Kulturhus, Copenhagen.
Komvest Kammermusik Autumn 2006, two concerts: Chamber music by JEE, MH, CH, KNO, MOP, PLS and BM
- Charlotte Andersson, saxophones, Kirstine Ersbøll Meyhoff, mezzo-soprano, Morten Poulsen, piano and the Alba String Quartet + guest performance by Lola Perrin, piano solo
Komvest Kormusik Spring 2006, two concerts: Choral and organ music by MH, CH, KNO, MOP, TL, PLS, BM and JEE - Bjarke Moe, organ, Ensemble Vest, conducted by Flemming Windekilde
Autumn 2005, three concerts: Chamber music by CH, PLS and BM in collaboration with Østerbro Concert Society
Komvest Kormusik Spring 2005, two concerts: Choral and chamber music by PLJ, MH, CH, KNO, MOP, TL, Pernille Louise Sejlund (PLS) and Bjarke Moe (BM) - ad hoc quintet, conducted by Kresten Wolff Thomsen, Ensemble Vest, conducted by Søren Christian Vestergaard
Komvest Kormusik Spring 2004, three concerts: Choral and organ music by PLJ, MH, CH, KNO, THJ, MOP and TL - Ørjan Horn Johansen, organ, Ensemble Vest, conducted by Søren Christian Vestergaard
Komvest Kormusik Spring 2003, two concerts: Choral music by PLJ, MH, CH, KNO, THJ, Morten Poulsen (MP) and Thomas Løbger (TL) - Ensemble Vest, conducted by Søren Christian Vestergaard
October 2002, one concert: "Missa 'In festo Corpus Christi'" - a collective composition by PLJ, MH, CH and THJ
- 'The Male Quartet of Church of the Holy Ghost in Copenhagen'. Supported by Statens Musikråd
September 2002, one concert: "Missa pro defunctis" - a requiem for september 11 - a collective composition by PLJ, MH, CH, KNO and THJ - Saint Paul's Chamber Choir, conducted by Torsten Nielsen. Supported by Statens Musikråd
Komvest Kormusik Spring 2002, three concerts: Choral and organ music by PLJ, MH, CH, KNO and THJ - Jørgen Ellegaard Frederiksen, organ, and Ensemble Vest, conducted by Brian Grønbæk Jensen
Komvest Kormusik Spring 2001, two concerts: Choral and piano music by PLJ, MH, CH, Kasper Nefer Olsen (KNO) and Thomas Hjort Jensen (THJ) - Mads Damlund, piano, and Ensemble Vest, conducted by Brian Grønbæk Jensen
Komvest Kormusik Spring 2000, three concerts: Choral music and string quartets by PLJ, MH and CH -Konoy Quartet and Ensemble Vest, conducted by Theis Reinvang
Komvest Kormusik Spring 1999, two concerts: Choral music by Peter Lindeman Jørgensen (PLJ), Morten Hansen (MH) and Christian Hildebrandt (CH) - the Komvest project choir "Ensemble Vest", conducted by Theis Reinvang
To typiske situationer fra foreningens to første sommerkursuser. Ovenfor fra venstre: Peter Lindeman Jørgensen, Morten Hansen og Christian Hildebrandt. (juni 2000)
Nedenfor fra venstre: Peter Lindeman Jørgensen, Kasper Nefer Olsen, Christian Hildebrandt og Morten Hansen. (juli 2006)
Two typical situations from the Komvest Summer Courses. Above from the left: Peter Lindeman Jørgensen, Morten Hansen and Christian Hildebrandt. (June 2000)
Underneath from the left: Peter Lindeman Jørgensen, Kasper Nefer Olsen, Christian Hildebrandt and Morten Hansen. (July 2006)
© 2007 by Christian Hildebrandt