Iñaki Bermúdez is a saxophone player born in Bilbao, Spain in 1994. He was 5 years old when he started playing the piano but soon he took the saxophone as his main instrument. He completed his professional degree with honors at the Conservatory in Leioa under the tutition of Andrjez Olejniczak. Then he moved to Barcelona and studied with Prof. Albert Julia. Inaki completed his Bachelor studies at the Superior Conservatory Liceu (Barcelona) with the maximum degree. He also received masterclasses from Otis Murphy, Arno Bornkamp, Cuarteto Casals, Vincent David, Claude Delangle among others. In 2017 he was accepted for the class of Simon Diricq at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in Brussels, where he is currently finishing his master studies. He has received several awards, such as the gold medal (1st prize), with the congratulations of the jury, in the 34th European Competition of Young Soloist in Luxembourg, Honorable mention in the contest for Young Musicians of The Basque Country or “Musica als parcs” prize with Internum Quartet. He has also played concerts in different countries in renewed concert halls like; BOZAR (Brussels,Belgium) with Klassik4sax, at Arriaga Theatre (Bilbao, Spain), with Lauso Duo, at the Palau de la Musica (Barcelona,Spain), and some other countries like Denmark, with Quartet Vela, Hungary, France or EEUU. In addition to this, Inaki has been part of JONC (Young National Orquesta of Catalunya), where he obtained the only place as saxophonist for the tour in 2015, as well as in Orquesta Supramusica or AMCV (Cerdanyola del Vallés Wind Band). He has also  played in different music festivals including Liceu Sax fest in its three editions or the Mediterranean Music Festival with Liceu Sax Ensemble. Iñaki Bermudez has been supported by the Fundació Agustí Pedro i Ponsn Diputación de Bizkaia within Young Artist program, NYSMF (New York Summer Music Festival). He has also given classes at the Conservatory of Leioa and has been invited as guest artist for the 2019 Nordic Saxophone Festival as D’Addario artist. Besides, He has also several pieces composed especially for him like Somni Abstracte  and Introspecció (by Miquel de Jorge) and Fantasia ( by Martí Brugue). As a chamber musician he is now a member of Internum Quartet and the BSC (Belgian Saxophone Choir).

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