Isabel Urrutia

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Born in Algorta, Bizkaia, Spain, in 1967.
Isabel Urrutia studied composition, piano and music pedagogy at The Bilbao Music Conservatory. She completed her higher level studies in composition at The Madrid Music Conservatory. Subsequently, she went on to train with the composerJosé Luis Campana in Paris.
She has given conferences and master classes on her music in various universities and conservatories, both in Europe and in America: The University of The Basque Country (Bizkaia), “Musikene” - Higher School of Music of The Basque Country, The “Franz Liszt” Horschüle of Music, Weimar (Germany), The CNR of Bordeaux ( France), The Vivaldi Conservatory of Alessandria (Italy), The Catholic University of Argentina (Buenos Aires ), The Catholic University of Chile (Santiago de Chile), The National University of Mexico (Mexico D.F.), The Catholic University of Mexico (Monterrey, México)…
Her works have been performed in various concert halls and music festivals in Europe, America and Asia.
In Spain: Euskalduna Palace-Bilbao, Guggenheim Museum-Bilbao,The “Quincena Musical” of San Sebastián-Gipuzkoa, The National Music Auditorium - Madrid, The “Reina Sofía” Art Centre National Museum- Madrid, The Royal Theatre-Madrid, The ENSEMS Festival of Valencia, Opera Palace of La Coruña-Galicia,”Alfredo Kraus” Auditorium of Gran Canaria-Canary Islands, Auditorium of Tenerife, Main Theatre of Córdoba…
And also, in other countries: The “Franz Liszt” Horschüle of Music - Weimar (Germany), The ”Ile de découvertes” Festival of Aulnay-sous-Bois (France), The Goethe Institute - Paris, The Cortot Room - Paris, Olivier Messiaen Auditorium of Radio France-Paris, The CNR of Bordeaux (France), The “Halle des Chartrons” Auditorium of Bordeaux (France), The “Musiche in nostra” Festival of Turín (Italy), The Colon Theatre of Buenos Aires (Argentina), The “Recoleta” Cultural Centre of Buenos Aires (Argentina), International Encounters of Contemporary Music- ISCM of Buenos Aires (Argentina), The “Aspects of Contemporary Music” Festival at The Catholic University of Santiago de Chile (Chile), The Municipal Theatre of Santiago de Chile, The National University of Mexico D.F., The Catholic University of Monterrey, Mexico, The University of Illinois (U.S.A.), The University of Oberlin (U.S.A), The Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Moscow, etc.
In 2007 Isabel won the composition contest organised by The Spanish Association of Symphonic Orchestras (A.E.O.S), with her piece for orchestra, “Gerok”. This score has been interpreted by some Spanish orchestras, such as: Symphony Orchestra of Galicia, Symphony Orchestra of Bilbao, SymphonyOrchestra of Tenerife, Symphony Orchestra of Madrid, Spanish Radio Television Orchestra…
In 2010 her work “Sei” was selected to represent Spain in The UNESCO International Tribune of Composers.
In 2012 Isabel has won First Prize in the “Grazyna Bacewicz” International Composer Competition with her work “Haizearen nahiak”, concerto for clarinet in Bb and string orchestra. This work was premiered in Lodz, Poland, by the Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic Orchestra in 2012 and it was played in Padova, Italy by the Solisti Veneti.
Different institutions, ensembles and orchestras have commissioned her work: BBVA Foundation, Spanish Centre for the Diffusion of the Contemporary Music, Autor Foundation-SGAE, SACEM from France, ARCEMA-Paris Ensemble, Neopercusión, Symphony Orchestra of Euskadi…
Various of her works have been premiered with international soloists such as: Pierre-Yves Artaud, (flute), André Cazalet,(horn), Jean Geoffroy, (percussion), Pierre Strauch and Eric Marie Couturier,(cello), Julien Guénebaut and Dimitri Vassilakis (piano)…and also with international ensembles such as: Arditti Quartet, Neopercusión, Trio Arbós, Arriaga Quartet, Residencias Ensemble, ARCEMA/Paris Ensemble, etc.

Featured Pieces

for clarinet and strings

12 E
Instrumentation
pour violon, violoncelle, piano et trio de percussions

17 E
Instrumentation
Tri par année. Les pièces les plus recentes apparaissent d'abord

Ensemble (Instruments ou voix) et électronique fixée


Hand in hand Pour Quintette "Live": Fl / Sax tenor ou Cl Basse / Vl / Vc + piano + 36 timbres d'instruments de traditions populaires sur Support Audio (2019)
ETORKIZ ETA IZATEZ Para Txistu/Txistu Bajo, Acordeón y Percusión “live” y 27 Instrumentos Populares en Soporte Audio (2017)
Beyond Fl, ob, cl, horn, fagot and percussion "live"+ensemble from folk traditions on audio support (2017)

Instruments et électronique


Hand in hand Pour Quintette "Live": Fl / Sax tenor ou Cl Basse / Vl / Vc + piano + 36 timbres d'instruments de traditions populaires sur Support Audio (2019)
Haziak pour violoncelle "live" et ensemble d'instruments de traditions populaires sur support audio (2018)
Beyond Fl, ob, cl, horn, fagot and percussion "live"+ensemble from folk traditions on audio support (2017)
ETORKIZ ETA IZATEZ Para Txistu/Txistu Bajo, Acordeón y Percusión “live” y 27 Instrumentos Populares en Soporte Audio (2017)
Sei pour violon, violoncelle, piano et trio de percussions (2010)

Instrument Solo


Kosmos for piano solo (2017)
Nun Zirade (version pour clarinette basse) pour clarinette basse (2012)
Nun Zirade pour saxophone barytone (2007)
Gorabeherak II pour clarinette basse solo (1998)

Voix et instruments


MadUren malkoak sextet for mezzosoprano, clarinet in Bb/bass clarinet, violin, viola, violoncello and piano (2016)

Musique Instrumentale


Kosmos for piano solo (2017)
Nébula pour orchestre de chambre (2016)
Lili batzuk para violín, violoncello, guitarra, percusión y piano (2015)
Once upon a time for symphony orchestra (2014)
Eresoinka concierto para txistu y gran orquesta (2014)
Biga for clarinet in Bb and piano (2013)
Irati For string sextet (2013)
Haizearen nahiak for clarinet in Bb and string orchestra (2012)
Nun Zirade (version pour clarinette basse) pour clarinette basse (2012)
Lilurak for clarinet and strings (2012)
Sonos for violin, violoncello and piano (2011)
UR Septeto para dos violines, viola, violoncello y trío de percusiones (2010)
Dharma pour flûte, clarinet, violon, violoncello et piano (2009)
Mandalaren baitan Pour multipercussion amplifiée (2008)
Nahi pour ensemble de chambre (2007)
Nun Zirade pour saxophone barytone (2007)
Har-eman Version pour saxophone basse, violoncello et vibraphone (2005)
Un jour ou l'autre pour cor et piano (2004)
Nahas-mahas pour saxophone(s), accordéon et percussion (2003)
Har-eman pour flûte octobasse, violoncello et vibraphone (2003)
Ados? for cello and piano (2002)
Quatuor à cordes nº 1 for two violins, viola and violoncello (2000)
Gorabeherak II pour clarinette basse solo (1998)

Ensemble de Chambre (5 - 9 instruments)


Lili batzuk para violín, violoncello, guitarra, percusión y piano (2015)
UR Septeto para dos violines, viola, violoncello y trío de percusiones (2010)
Sei pour violon, violoncelle, piano et trio de percussions (2010)

Quatuor de Saxophones


Contre vents et marées for saxophone quartet (2015)

Musique Orchestrale


Eresoinka concierto para txistu y gran orquesta (2014)
Once upon a time for symphony orchestra (2014)
Haizearen nahiak for clarinet in Bb and string orchestra (2012)
Gerok Para orquesta (2007)

Quatuor à Cordes


Irati version pour quatuor à cordes (2014)

Groupe de Chambre (2 - 4 instruments)


Contre vents et marées for saxophone quartet (2015)
Irati version pour quatuor à cordes (2014)
Biga for clarinet in Bb and piano (2013)
Sonos for violin, violoncello and piano (2011)
Nahas-mahas pour saxophone(s), accordéon et percussion (2003)

Orchestre Symphonique


Gerok Para orquesta (2007)
Ados? for cello and piano (2002)
Beyond Fl, ob, cl, horn, fagot and percussion "live"+ensemble from folk traditions on audio support (2017)
Biga for clarinet in Bb and piano (2013)
Contre vents et marées for saxophone quartet (2015)
Dharma pour flûte, clarinet, violon, violoncello et piano (2009)
Eresoinka concierto para txistu y gran orquesta (2014)
ETORKIZ ETA IZATEZ Para Txistu/Txistu Bajo, Acordeón y Percusión “live” y 27 Instrumentos Populares en Soporte Audio (2017)
Gerok Para orquesta (2007)
Gorabeherak II pour clarinette basse solo (1998)
Haizearen nahiak for clarinet in Bb and string orchestra (2012)
Hand in hand Pour Quintette "Live": Fl / Sax tenor ou Cl Basse / Vl / Vc + piano + 36 timbres d'instruments de traditions populaires sur Support Audio (2019)
Har-eman pour flûte octobasse, violoncello et vibraphone (2003)
Har-eman Version pour saxophone basse, violoncello et vibraphone (2005)
Haziak pour violoncelle "live" et ensemble d'instruments de traditions populaires sur support audio (2018)
Irati version pour quatuor à cordes (2014)
Irati For string sextet (2013)
Kosmos for piano solo (2017)
Lili batzuk para violín, violoncello, guitarra, percusión y piano (2015)
Lilurak for clarinet and strings (2012)
MadUren malkoak sextet for mezzosoprano, clarinet in Bb/bass clarinet, violin, viola, violoncello and piano (2016)
Mandalaren baitan Pour multipercussion amplifiée (2008)
Nahas-mahas pour saxophone(s), accordéon et percussion (2003)
Nahi pour ensemble de chambre (2007)
Nébula pour orchestre de chambre (2016)
Nun Zirade pour saxophone barytone (2007)
Nun Zirade (version pour clarinette basse) pour clarinette basse (2012)
Once upon a time for symphony orchestra (2014)
Quatuor à cordes nº 1 for two violins, viola and violoncello (2000)
Sei pour violon, violoncelle, piano et trio de percussions (2010)
Sonos for violin, violoncello and piano (2011)
Un jour ou l'autre pour cor et piano (2004)
UR Septeto para dos violines, viola, violoncello y trío de percusiones (2010)