Hots Abesbatza is a female choir emanated from Ganbara Abesbatza. It was created in September 2016 under the artistic direction of Aitor Biain Bidarte and embraces voices from the towns near Oñati but also from other provinces. Nowadays it is formed by 40 female and male singers. Its choral journey has been prolific due to the fact that they have been able to participate in numerous musical series, concerts and workshops: They participated in the TV program named Oholtzan in EiTB, in concerts organised within a cycle of Basque Female Composers and also in the IV Maria Luisa Ozaita workshop for female choirs. At this point, it is important to highlight the audiovisual project Oroimenean which was presented in September 2019 and brought together choir, piano, string quartet, narrator and dance troupe. This project took as its milestone the experiences of a person suffering from Alzheimer. But without any doubt, the icing of the cake for Hots Abesbatza has been the recording their first CD that gathers their first four years. It is a choir that works both a capella pieces and pieces with piano accompaniment. Its repertoire includes from classical music to contemporary pieces apart from Basque and international folklore. Samely, it is very common to see the choir working with chamber orchestras in more complex projects. Nowadays, the piano parts are interpreted by Amaia Zipitria. Hots Abesbatza has premiered pieces of Basque composers such as Eva Ugalde, Josu Elberdin, Junkal Guerrero, etc.
Aitor Biain Bidarte began its musical path studying clarinet, saxophone and singing in the Music School of Oñati. He later extended his studies by learning the Professional Degree in Singing (Jesús Guridi Conservatory), the degree in Music Pedagogy Studies (Musikene) and the degree in Choir and Orchestra Conduction (Musikene). He also has a bachelor's degree in Informatic Engineering in Mondragon University. He has competed in several courses and seminaries with world-famous teachers. He is currently the conductor of the choir of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), the Choral Society of Bergara,Oñatiko Ganbara Abesbatza, Hots Abesbatza and Ganbara Gazte-Txiki. He has won numerous awards, amongst which the two prizes obtained for the Best Conductor have to be highlighted. Both prizes were obtained in the international choral competitions of Tours (France) and Arezzo (Italy). He has recorded and edited 5 CD and has premiered more than 30 pieces. Occasionally teaches at workshops and seminaries. He also sings in KUP Taldea and Suhar Korua and is member of the Municipal Band of Oñati.
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