JOSE MANUEL TIFE IPARRAGIRRE José Manuel Tife Iparragirre, choirmaster
Born in Irún in 1961, José Manuel Tife Iparragirre studied harmony,
counterpoint and piano at the San Sebastián Conservatorio Superior de
Música, and singing at the Bayonne Ecole Nationale de Musique et Danse,
studying the piano further with Ricardo Requejo. In 1985 he entered the Munich
Musikhochschule, studying choral conducting with Fritz Schieri and Maximilian
Frey. He had his early experience of choral conducting in the Coro Ametsa of
Irún with the Coro Enara and the chorus of mixed voices in 1980. In 1989
he was appointed professor of choral work at the Irún Conservatorio de
Música and then professor of choral conducting in courses organized by
the Choral Federation of the Basque country, carrying out the same duties with
other federations such as those of Navarre, Granada and the Spanish Confederation.
From 1989 to 1993 he was principal conductor of the Coro Ametsa, with which
he made several successful recordings. He became conductor of the Coral Andra
Mari in 1994.
Role: Classical Artist