Arxis Ensemble

BIO – Iñigo Setuain

Iñigo Setuaín Antoñanzas (1994, Vitoria-Gasteiz), is a Spanish saxophone player.

He studied for his Elementary and Profesional degree with Josetxo Silguero and Iñigo Ibaibarriaga at the Conservatorio de Música Jesús Guridi in Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain), his Bachelor degree with Andrés Gomis and Ángel Soria at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Castilla y León in Salamanca (Spain). Afterwards, he studied for a Master in Performance and a Minor in Contemporary Music with Marcus Weiss and Philippe Koerper at the Hochschule für Musik in Basel (Switzerland).

He received masterclasses with international soloists such as Marie-Bernadette Charrier, Arno Bornkamp, Vincent David, Pierre-Stéphane Meugé, Hans de Jong, Gilles Tressos, Julien Petit, Rodrigo Vila, and Ricardo Capellino.

Passionate about chamber music, he created and led various chamber music groups, such as Slapsus Quartet; obtaining 1st prize in the VII Concurso de música de Cámara Juventudes musicales de Ávila and I Concurso de Música de Cámara “Jóvenes Músicos” de CyL in Spain; and Kugel Ensemble, receiving an honorable mention in the BOG Competition in Basel and in 2018, he was a finalist in the XX International Chamber Music Competition Luigi Nono.

As a soloist, he collaborated with the OSE (Basque National Orchestra) in the seasonal concerts and in the “Ravel” CD recording, with the EGO (Basque Youth Orchestra) and the Vitoria-Gasteiz Municipal Windband. He has also performed concerts in Colombia, Switzerland, Croatia and Spain at festivals such as the XVII Saxophone World Congress (Zagreb, Croatia), 83rd edition of the “Quincena Musical de San Sebastián”, 50th edition of the “Musikaste” festival (Errenteria), “La Escucha Errante 2018” (Bilbao).

His musicality and talent have earned him several scholarships from Swiss foundations such as Lyra Stiftung, Haiku Stiftung, C. und A. Kupper-Stiftung, Rita Zimmermann Musik-Stiftung.