Mikel Urquiza

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Composer, studied at Musikene (San Sebastian) and Paris CNSM. He has been guest composer at Villa Medici, french academy in Rome.

He works closely with the soprano Sarah Maria Sun, Quatuor Diotima and L'Instant Donné ensemble. His music is also played by ensemble Intercontemporain (FR), Mosaik (DE), SMASH (ES), New European Ensemble (NL), etc.

2016/2017 highlights :

- "Contrapluma" : ECHO commission performed in Europe's main venues (Concertgebouw, Musikverein, Paris Philharmonie...) by pianist Mariam Batsashvili.

- "Indicio" : new string quartet premiered by Quatuor Diotima, performances in Italy and Spain.

- "Opus vermiculatum" : Goethe Institut and Spanish Music Centre commission for Mosaik Ensemble and Enno Poppe.

- Festivals : Wittener täge fur neue Kammermusik 2016 (DE), Festival Pontino 2016 (IT), MATA Festival New York 2017 (USA), Fundación BBVA 2017 (ES)

Mikel Urquiza

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