Aitzol Iturriagagoitia

Aitzol Iturriagagoitia

Violin Professor

8 - 15 of July

Hochschule für Musik und Theater “Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy” de Leipzig


Born in 1975 in Eibar ( País Vasco-Spain). He studied with Zakhar Bron at the High School of Music Reina Sofia Madrid-Spain , Kolja Lessing at the Musikhochschule in Leipzig and Ingolf Turban in Stuttgart.

He was the recipient of the Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competitions Lublin and the European Broadcasting Union .

He has performed as soloist with the National Orchestra of the Dominican Republic , the Vogtland Philharmonie , the Mittelsächsischen Philharmonie, the Youth Orchestra of Euskadi , the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra , the Euskadi Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra of Queen House Sofia under the direction of Lord Yehudi Menuhin and together with Lorin Maazel , among others.

He have a extensive experience like chamber musician, he was first violin of Iturriaga Quartet and later the same position at the Arriaga Quartet . He has been invited to the most importants theaters and festivals in Europe , such as the Wigmore Hall in London, the Konzerthaus Berlin , the MDR- Musiksommer , the Palais des Beaux -Arts in Brussels, Festival of Chamber Music Kuhmo ( Finland ), the Palau de la Música in Barcelona or Madrid Royal Palace with the Palatine collection of Stradivarius , the Musical Fortnight of San Sebastián and Gidon Kremer Festival Lockenhaus .

Also Aitzol has extensive experience in contemporary music composers. He has worked with Abel Ehrlich, Jacqueline Fontaine, Krzysztof Meyer, Francisco Lara or Aristides Strongylis .

He has participated in international ensembles, Ensemble Modern ( Franktfurt am Main ) , Ensemble Avantgarde ( Leipzig) or Isang Yun Esemble Berlin, among others

Aitzol Iturriagagoitia was professor of String Quartet in Musikene , Higher School of Music of País Vasco-Spain .He has taught master classes in Latin America and Spain as professor of violin and chamber music. Currently he is regularly invited to the Euskadi Symphonic Orchestra like Concertino guest , violin Professor at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater " Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy " in Leipzig, violin professor at the specialty Higher School of Music " Musikene " País Vasco-Spain , soloist and chamber musician.