Biography

Antonio Sola Corpas

Attracted by the new sonorous possibilities of his instrument, and considered a versatile performer, Antonio Sola Corpas covers a complex repertoire, from classical transcriptions to the most avant-garde repertoire for saxophone. Throughout his career, Antonio has been awarded with more than ten awards in International Music Competitions such as: 1st prize and the audience award for the II International Saxophone Competition “Exigentia” (Italy), 2nd prize Iasi International Saxophone Competition (Romania), 1st prize XVII Città di Padua International Music Competition (Italy) and 2nd prize Malta International Music Competition.

Born in Arjona (Jaén), he began his musical training at the Professional Conservatory of Music in Jaén under the tutelage of Víctor M. Martín and Francisco. J. Alberca. He completes his bachelor musical studies at the Conservatory of Music of Castilla y León with Andrés Gomis Mora, graduating with Honors and receiving an Extraordinary Prize of Degree. He continues his postgraduate studies by pursuing a Master’s Degree in Musical Performance (2014-2017) at the Conservatory van Amsterdam (Netherlands) under the direction of Arno Bornkamp, and specialising in baroque repertoire and chamber music with professors Walter van Hauwe, Willem van Merwijk, and Sven Arne Tepl. He completes his performance training with internationally renowned saxophonists such as Jean Marie Londeix, Claude Delangle, Vincent David, Jean Denis Michat, Timothy Mcallister, Marie Bernadette Charrier …

Distinguished participation in international music festivals include: Verbier International Music Festival (Switzerland), Grachtenfestival (Netherlands), Archipel Festival (Switzerland), Amsterdam International Saxophone Festival (Netherlands), Malta International Music Festival, Agimus Festival (Italy), Espacio Prohibidos (Madrid), National Saxophone Convention (Madrid), Forum Musikae (Madrid), Lindergrachtfestival (Netherlands), CIMUCC’12 Contemporary Music Cycle (Seville), Badajoz International Festival of Iberian Music, Encontro Galego do Saxofón (Santiago de Compostela), Smash International Music Festival (San Sebastián), among others. He has taken his music throughout Europe, with highlighted performances in countries such as France, Germany, Denmark, Portugal, Belgium, Italy, Switzerland, Romania, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Malta and Spain.

As a member of the XXIV Academy of the Verbier International Music Festival (Switzerland, 2017), he specializes in chamber music with professors Klaus Hellwig (Universität der Künste Berlin), Peter Jarusek (Pavel Haas Quartet), Raphaël Merlin (Ébène Quartet) and Maestro Gábor Takács- Nagy.

His professional trajectory has allowed him to collaborate with different orchestras such as: Orcam (Orchestra and Choir of the Community of Madrid), NJO (Young National Orchestra of the Netherlands), Discanto Orchestra (Italy), Score Collective (Netherlands), Orchestra of the Haute Ecole de Musique de Geneve “HEM” (Switzerland) working with directors such as Valery Gergiev, Josep Pons, Víctor Pablo Pérez, Kevin John Edusei, Óliver Díaz. In addition, distinguished interpretative contributions include his recordings for radio and television, such as Npo 4 (Dutch Radio Television), RTVE (Spanish Radio Television), RTS (Swiss Radio Television) and TRM (Teleradio Moldova) in prestigious concert halls such as the Het Royal Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), National Auditorium of Music of Spain (Madrid). Victoria Hall (Geneva), Palau de la Música (Valencia), Teatro Real de La Monnaie (Brussels), Muziekgebouw (Amsterdam), Muziekgebouw (Eindhoven), Tivoli Vredemburg (Utrecht), and Teatro de la Zarzuela (Madrid), among others. As a soloist, he currently performs concerts and recitals throughout Spain and Europe with the “Egare” saxophone quartet, and the “Koràms” duo formed by pianist Bernat Català.

As a saxophone teacher, he gives musical workshops and perfecting courses in different music schools, academies and conservatories; having taught at Alfonso X “El Sabio” University (Madrid), Granada Conservatory of Music, Jaén Professional Conservatory of Music, Mota del Cuervo Professional Conservatory of Music (Cuenca). Conservatory of Music “Emilia Cebrián” (Jaén) and E.M. “Bonoso Baena”, (Arjona).

His non-conformist spirit has led him to continue perfecting his role as a performer at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Geneve “HEM” (Geneva University of Music), thanks to the sponsorship of the Fondation Florence Montandon and the Fondation Hans Wilsdorf.

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