Gabriel Erkoreka

Bilbao ( 1969 )

Gabriel Erkoreka was born in Bilbao, Spain in 1969. He studied with Carmelo Bernaola in Vitoria-Gasteiz, graduating with honours in composition and piano. In 1995 he entered the Royal Academy of Music to study composition with Michael Finnissy where he obtained the DipRAM and a Masters degree with distinction from the University of London, and was appointed Fellow of Composition 1997-98. Erkoreka’s work has been performed in the Venice Biennale; the Musikverein in Vienna; the South Bank Centre, Spitalfields Festival, ICA and Wigmore Hall in London; the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival; the ISCM World Music Days in Manchester (1998) and Hong Kong (2007); the Biennale für Neue Musik in Hannover; the ’Time of Music’ Festival in Finland; the Muziekgebouw ann t’IJ in Amsterdam; the ’New Paths in Music’ Festival and Symphony Space in New York, and the Crown Hall in Chicago; the Takemitsu Festival 1999 in Tokyo; Festival ’Aujourd’hui Musiques’ in Perpignan; Festival Internacional de Alicante, the Auditorio Nacional and Centro ’Reina Sofía’ in Madrid; and in other cities including Paris, Berlin, Buenos Aires and Sydney.

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Great premiere of

Great premiere of "Tientos y batallas" by Gabriel Erkoreka

Yesterday afternoon, the premiere of Tientos y Batallas, by Gabriel Erkoreka -a piece filled with echoes from the Renaissance- was performed in the Auditorium 400 of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía by the Sax Ensemble, conducted by José Luis Temes.
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Our composers in the 2012/2013 CNDM season

Our composers in the 2012/2013 CNDM season

Works by Jesús Torres, Gabriel Erkoreka and Jesús Rueda on the 2012-2013 CNDM season.
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Greek medicine in New York

Greek medicine in New York

Askeplios is the name of the Greek god of medicine, usually depicted next to a snake entwined on a stick, a symbol of renewed life. Askeplios is also one of the works by the Bilbao composer Gabriel Erkoreka that can be heard on 28 April at the ...
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