Iñaki Bermúdez Sáez
Web site: http://www.inakibermudez.com
Born in Sopela (Basque Country), Iñaki Bermúdez is a young professional classical saxophonist who combines his international activity as a soloist and with chamber music. Artist Yamaha Music Europe, member of the Dáddario Woodwinds family of artists, and JLV Paris artist.
He focuses his musical work on the relationship between the composer and the performer, looking for a way to show a concept of music from the knowledge of its creator, what leads him to reflect feelings faithful to the essence of the work.
He has finished at the CNSMDP (Conservatoire National Superior de Musique et Danse de Paris) 3.cycle DAI saxophone ( Diplôme d’artiste), after staying at the Koninklijk Conservatory in Brussels for three years studying Musical Writing, a postgraduate degree and a Master in Saxophone Performance, before settling in Paris.
Finalist in the Classic Winds International Saxophone and Clarinet Competition Tel Aviv, gold medal (first prize) with the congratulations of the jury, in the 34th European Competition for Young Soloists Luxembourg, second prize in the IX Internacional Chamber Music Competitios Anton Garcia Abril with de pianist Adam Suga (Suber Duo) and “2nd Prize Professionals France Music Competition” (París, Francia), and others.
Throughout his career as a musician he has participated in concerts with the Ensemble Intercontemporain de París. He has played as a soloist with orchestras such as the Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa (BOS), the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra or the KCB Saxophone Ensemble or the Conservatori Liceu Saxophone Ensemble. In addition to this, he has been part of JONC (Young National Orchestra of Catalonia), where he obtained the only place as a saxophonist for the tour in 2015, as well as in the Supramúsica Orchestra (Valencia), betwen others.
He has performed at different music festivals such as the Liceu Sax Fest or the Mediterranean Music Festival (Corsica). He has been invited as a Guest artist at the Nordic Saxophone Festival 2019 as a representative of the Dáddario Woodwinds brand. and has also given concerts in different countries in renowned venues such as BOZAR (Brussels, Belgium) with Klassik34Xsax, at the Teatro Arriaga (Bilbao, Spain), with Lauso Duo; at the Palau de la Música (Barcelona, Spain), at the Auditorium of the Cité de la Musique et de la Dance de Strasbourg and in other countries such as Denmark with the Vela Quartet; Hungary, France or the USA.
He also recorded the concert «Emergences» with de Intercontemporain and the CD «SERENADE» with the BSC.
During his musical career he has been supported by the Agustí Pedro i Pons Foundation, the Bizkaia Provincial Council within the Young Artist program and NYSMF (New York Summer Music Festival). In addition, he has the honor of having several pieces composed especially for him such as Somni Abstracte and Introspecció (by Miquel de Jorge) and Fantasia (by Martí Brugue). As a chamber musician, he is currently a member of the Internum Quartet and the BSC (Belgian Saxophone Choir).