International Centre for the Study of Music in the Low Countries

Stratton Bull

staff member

(b. Cobourg, Canada, 1959) studied Language and Literature at the University of Toronto (Honours BA, 1983) and classical singing at the Royal Conservatory of Music Toronto (ARCT, 1986) and the Royal Conservatoire, The Hague (Certificaat Barokzang, 1988). After further private lessons (with Max van Egmond, among others), he has pursued a career as freelance concert singer, appearing as soloist and in ensembles and professional choirs. His involvement with ensembles for Medieval and Renaissance music have led to a particular interest in the polyphony of the Low Countries. In this connection he now regularly works as teacher, conductor, coach and artistic director (in particular with the vocal ensemble, Cappella Pratensis), with special attention to performance from original notation. Besides his musical activities, Stratton Bull is active as a translator (Dutch-English), specialising in the translation of texts on music. Among his translations in this area are texts for CDs and concert programs, as well as larger works such as Flemish Polyphony (Ignace Bossuyt), The Empire Resounds (Flanders Festival) and a series of composers' biographies for the website of the new music documentation centre, Matrix.