Nuño Fernández Ezquerra

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Nuño Fernández Ezquerra (1992) holds a bachelor’s degree in composition from the ESMUC (Barcelona), where he studied under the guidance of Agustí Charles and Mauricio Sotelo and a master’s degree from the Sibelius Academy of Helsinki, studying under the guidance of Lauri Kilpiö. His studies and carrier have been supported by the Caja de Burgos Foundation (Spain) and the Martin Wegelius Foundation (Finland).

Refusing aesthetic and conceptual shallowness, his works are characterised by a fastidious attention to detail and the quest to create a meaningful and impactful experience to the audience. With a critically open listening, his musical language has metabolised radical elements from other genres such as advanced kinds of electronic music, jazz, post-rock or metal, influencing his aesthetics in a coherent and cohesive way.

His work has been awarded several prizes internationally: being the
winner of the National Composition Contest of the Castile and León Symphony Orchestra (2017), winner of the the International Call for Scores & Commission 2017 of the ensemble Suono Giallo and ilSUONO Contemporary Music Week, and receiving the 3rdprize in the contest “Jóvenes Compositores 2014” of the SGAE/CNDM Foundation and an honorable mention in the 3rdConstruct Radiate Composition Competition 2020.

His pieces have been programmed in numerous festivals, amongst which stand out:
regular season of the Castile and León Symphony Orchestra (2018-2019 and 2019-2020) the Klang! Concert Series (Helsinki, Finland, 2019 and 2018), UNM Festival (Bergen, Norway, 2018), the 7th Contemporary Music Concert Series of the BBVA Foundation (Bilbao, Spain, 2016), Festival MIXTUR (Barcelona, Spain, 2017 and 2015), OUT.SIDE 2016 Concert Series (Barcelona, Spain, 2016). He has worked with ensembles such as Uusinta Ensemble,  Zagros Ensemble, CrossingLines, Ensemble Suono Giallo, Espai Sonor, Ensemble Temporum, the Black Page Orchestra, amongst other chamber groups and soloists.

He has attended courses, master-classes and seminars with Kaija Saariaho, Raphaël Cendo, Mauro Lanza, José María Sánchez Verdú, Pedro Alcalde, the cellist Anssi Karttunen and the singer Barbara Hannigan, amongst others.
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Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Saxophone Quartet


Plerion for saxophone quartet (2019)

Chamber Ensemble (5 - 9 instruments)


...frente a la obscura lumbre... for alto flute, bass clarinet, alto saxophone, cello and piano (2018)
Offsprings of Wrath for seven instruments (2014)

Chamber Group ( 2 - 4 instruments )


Plerion for saxophone quartet (2019)
Invocazione all'ignoto for bass flute, baritone saxophone, percussion and piano (2018)
Seed of Colour for flute and guitar (2014)

Symphony Orchestra


Figura de luz indómita for large orchestra (2018)

Soloist (Instrument or Voice) and Fixed Electronic Media


γῆ for percussion and electronics (2017)

Voices and Instruments


El suspiro que no cesa for soprano, bass clarinet, trombone, cello and piano (2017)

Ensemble (Instruments or Voices) and Fixed Electronic Media


Ex essentia machinae for tenor saxophone, percussion, piano and electronics (2016)
...frente a la obscura lumbre... for alto flute, bass clarinet, alto saxophone, cello and piano (2018)
El suspiro que no cesa for soprano, bass clarinet, trombone, cello and piano (2017)
Ex essentia machinae for tenor saxophone, percussion, piano and electronics (2016)
Figura de luz indómita for large orchestra (2018)
Invocazione all'ignoto for bass flute, baritone saxophone, percussion and piano (2018)
Offsprings of Wrath for seven instruments (2014)
Plerion for saxophone quartet (2019)
Seed of Colour for flute and guitar (2014)
γῆ for percussion and electronics (2017)