Basilio Astulez

He is professor of Choral Singing at the Municipal Conservatory of Leioa and founder of Leioa Kantika Korala children's choir in 2001, Kantoria the female youth choir in 2005 and the mixed SJB in 2007. This young choir school includes more than 150 vocalists from ages 7 to 25 years old and has already received numerous awards in Spanish and European competitions.

Basilio Astulez

In 2000, he founded the female chamber group Vocalia Taldea, recipient of more than 20 awards in the main choral competitions of the international circuit.

At the head of these groups, he has produced 10 recordings; embarked on a large number of international tours in Europe and America; and collaborated with important soloists, orchestras, conductors and groups.

In 2008, he received the special award for best conductor in the 47th C. A. Seguizzi International Competition in Gorizia, Italy, for his work at the helm of Leioa Kantika Korala.

In 2009, he again received the special award for best conductor at the 38th Florilège Vocal de Tours in France, for his work directing Vocalia Taldea.

He is currently a professor of Choral Direction for educational institutions, universities and various national choral federations and is frequently requested as a panel member for competitions and to offer choral singing courses and seminars in Europe, America and Asia. Since 2018, he is also professor of Choral Direction at the Musikene Conservatory in the Basque Country.