Biography

Igor Urruchi Salas Born in Miranda de Ebro (Burgos, Spain), he started his musical studies at the age of four, receiving violin lessons from María Madru. I was at the age of eight when he started to play clarinet under the direction of Florián Popa. In 2011 he obtained the Bachelor degree in the Royal Conservatory of music in Madrid studying with Justo Sanz , and later in 2013 he finished his Master studies in Codarts University of the arts (Rotterdam, The Netherlands) specializing himself in bass clarinet under the direction of Henri Bok, finishing with the highest grades.

Furthermore, he has received Masterclasses from renowned clarinet players such as: Guy Deplus, José Luis Estellés, Miguel Espejo, Matthias Múller, Jan Guns, among others.

He has given many concerts in Spain and The Netherlands, both in chamber music and orchestra, playing with different orchestras and bands such as: EGO (Young orchestra from Euskadi) and NJO (Netherlands Young Orchestra).

He also played several concerts as a soloist, highlighting the premiere of the Concerto for bass clarinet and orchestra (2013) written for him by the composer Federico Mosquera.

In the year 2000 he participated for first time in the National Competition for wind instruments “Fermín Gurbindo” in Logroño (Spain), receiving an honorific mention for his performance; moreover in 2012 he got the First Prize in the I bass clarinet International Competition “Julián Menendez” in Ávila (Spain).