Originally from Redondela, Spain, Iván moved to the Netherlands in 2016 to study at Fontys Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (Tilburg, The Netherlands) and to pursue a career in music.
Originally from Redondela, Spain, Iván (1996) moved to the Netherlands in 2016 to study at Fontys Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (Tilburg, The Netherlands) and to pursue a career in music.
During his studies Iván develop as a flexible and all round musician that is able to play all different styles and saxophones. Also during his bachelor studies he grew to develop and interest for new music working with his colleague in 2AZ1 duo, Inês Lacerda, and with composer Ximo Tarín Micó on the piece Paranoid Song with which they were awarded the Jury and the Public prizes in the Fontys Willem Twee Chamber Music Contest 2019.
Iván’s interest for new music has grown exponentially in the past year working with composer Arjan Linker on the piece Orange, Blue and Pink on his version for alto saxophone and electronics. This piece is part of Iván’s new program Echos of the 21st century. Which combines different pieces composed for solo saxophone or saxophone and electronics in the past 20 years.
As a creator Iván is developing is new performance based on the principales of immersive theater. This performance aims to engage the younger generations with contemporary music. The performance combines a different stage setting with live electronics and audience participation. This performance is part of Iván’s research project and it will be presented to the public in December of 2021.
Fontys Master of Music
Master of Music with Ties Mellema
Fontys Academy of Music and Performing Arts
Bachelor of Music with Andreas van Zoelen
Conservatorio Profesional de Música Victor Ureña
Conservatorio Profesional with Elisa Arias Trigo
And masterclasses with
Claude Delangle, Arno Bornkamp, Fernando Ramos, Henk van Twillert, Joe Murphy, Ryo Noda, Harry White, Pawel Gusnar, Jean Pennings, Berlage Saxophone Quartet, Raschèr Saxophone Quartet, Morphing Quartet, Herman Vincken (oboe), Paul Uyterlinde (Cello), Rob Dirksen (double bass), Marcel Andriessen (percussion), Aart Strootman (composer/guitar), Ramon Lormans (percussion), Nuno Aroso (percussion), a. o.