Guillermo Presa enjoys exploring different musical worlds, which has led him to perform in a wide range of styles from classical to contemporary and experimental music. He studied with Rodrigo Vila and David Brutti, graduating with honours and the highest qualifications in the renowned International Saxophone Class of the Balearic Islands High Conservatory. In July 2017 he graduated from the Royal College of Music with a Master of Performance, where he studied saxophone with Martin Robertson as an RCM Scholar thanks to generous scholarships granted from the same institution, the Soirée d'Or Scholarship Award, the Diputación Foral de Gipuzkoa Scholarship and the Murua Balzola Foundation Scholarship.
As a soloist, he has performed in The Music of What Happens Concert Series, ME_MMIX Festival, Placa[Base Festival and the London BaskFest, organized by the London Basque Diaspora. His performance in the 2016 RCM Saxophone Competition was “highly recommended”. As a member of the Inflexio Saxophone Duo, he has performed in festivals and venues such as In Tune with the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Royal College of Music, Royal Academy of Music, Aita Donostia Music Week, the 8th Mallorca Saxophone Festival and the 1st TMAO Saxophone and Composition Festival (Bangkok). As part of this event, he visited renowned academic institutions such as the College of Music Mahidol University, the Rajchapat Bansomdej Chaophraya University and the Assumption College, where he performed concerts and gave masterclasses. As a member of the Bung-Leng Trio, he has performed at St James's Church Saturday Recital Series and the 10th Mallorca Saxophone Festival.
With an interest in orchestral music and the opera, he has performed with the Balearic Islands High Conservatory Symphony Orchestra and the Basque National Youth Orchestra. Currently, Guillermo is a member of the Banda Municipal de Música de Vitoria - Gasteiz (Vitoria - Gasteiz Wind Orchestra), where he plays the baritone saxophone.
Xare Laborategia protagoniza el 21 de noviembre a las 20:00h, en San Telmo de Donostia, un programa heterogéneo con música de compositores jóvenes. El conjunto vasco abordará obras de Jagoba Astiazaran, Mikel Chamizo y Mihai Murariu, nacidos los tres en los años ochenta, y los estrenos absolutos de cinco compositores nacidos en los noventa: Jon Bienzobas-Pagola, Mikel Iturregi, Alejandro Gwynn, Diego Sabio y Paloma Vírseda Bravo.