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Elisa UrrestarazuElisa Urrestarazu

Elisa Urrestarazu


Elisa was born in Málaga (Spain) in 1987. She completed her Superior degree in saxophone studies at the Conservatory of Málaga, University of Málaga (Pedagogy degree), and Conservatoire Jacques Thibaud of Bordeaux (France) with Marie Bernadette Charrier, being awarded with the prize "Music Málaga Fundation" for the best academic record of her promotion.

Elisa has been awarded with 1st prize at the Competition for Soloists at the Conservatoire of Málaga, 1nd and 2nd prize at the Competition MálagaCrea (Youngs musicians competition), 1st prize at the International Ramón Guzmán Saxophone Competition in Santiago de Compostela, 1st prize at the Competition MálagaCrea, 4th prize at theInternational Competition Intermusica in Birkfeld (Austria), semifinalist at the competition The Voice of Saxophone in the Modern World in Moscow (Russia), 3rd prize at the International Saxophone Competition in Lodz (Poland), gold medal with the mention 'excellent' and the SACEM Prize at the Concour Luxembourgeois pour Jeunes Solistes, finalist in the Torneo Internazional di Musica (TIM) in París and semifinal round in the International Saxophone Competition Jean Marie Londeix, Bangkok, have been the awards obtained in national and international competitions.

Elisa has collaborated with the Symphonic Orchestra of Malaga (OSPM), Orchestre d’Harmonie Municipale de Bordeaux (France), Philharmonic Orchestra of Málaga (OFM), Symphonic Wind Band Municipal of Madrid (BSMM), Wind Band Municipal of Granada, Wind Band Municipal of Málaga, Symphonic Wind Band of Bilbao, European Youth Wind Orquestra (EUWYO) and Orquesta Nacional de España (ONE, National Orchestra of Spain) and String Orchestra Concerto Málaga.

During her concert career Elisa has performer at the Juan March Foundation (Madrid) , ADDA (Alicante) within the circuits of the CNDM, Euskalduna Theater (Bilbao), Maria Cristina Theater (Málaga, Philharmonic Society of Málaga), Teatro Cervantes (Málaga) Echegaray Theater (Málaga), Auditorio Manuel de Falla (Ciudad Real), Noches en los Jardines de los Reales Alcázares de Sevilla, FIAMPSE concerts in Valle de Lecrín (Forum Internacional de Alto Perfeccionamiento del Sur de Europa). Thanks to the BBVA leonardo scholarship for researchers and cultural creators awarded to the composer Eneko Vadillo, Elisa premieres Mercurial for saxophone and orchestra with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Malaga.

As a teacher she has been invited to teach in Malaga, Seville, Ciudad Real, Cartagena, Alicante, Trento and Valencia. At the same time, she directs and forms part of groups and creative projects with dance, electronics, literature and audiovisual.

At present, she combines the saxophone education with the performances classical and contemporany, and she enriches the saxophone repertoire collaborating with composers. Recently, Elisa is part of selmer artists.