Nahikari Oloriz from Atarrabia, Navarra (Spain) and born in 1992, begins to play saxophone at the age of nine years old. In 2010 she is admitted in the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya ESMuC (Spain) for the Classic and Contemporary Performance bachelor studies, and she graduates Cum Laude in 2014. In 2016 she gets the DEM à l’unanimité avec félicitations du jury in the CRR de Versailles (France) as a student of Vincent David, leader of a generation of saxophonists, composer and conductor.
Recently he has collaborated with the Federal Wind Orchestra of Navarre, with the Municipal Wind Orchestra of Barcelona and with the EUYWO (Europaean Union Youth Wind Orchestra). She has also collaborated with the Spanish Youth National Orchestra (JONDE), with the OLC (orchestre des Lauréats du Conservatoire), with Barcelona Symphony (OBC) and with the Grand Teatre Liceu Symphony.
She has been finalist in the Paper de Música chamber music competition (Barcelone, Spain), in the competition Juventudes Músicales de España, in the Golden Saxophone Competition (Kiev, Ukraine) and in the Classic Winds Competition in Köln (Germany). She has won the 4th prize in the Andorra Saxophone Soloist Competition, the 2nd prize in Enkor Competition, the 1st prize in the Higini Anglés chamber music competition and the 1st prize and the special prize of the jury in the Leopold Bellan Competition (Paris, France). During her artistic career, she has been supported by Anna Riera foundation, the Spanish Performers’ Association (AIE), Argorart scolarships for artistic studies, Societé Générale Mécénat Musical and Fondation Meyer. She is one of the artists of the brunt JLV ligatures, D’Addario Woodwinds and Henri Selmer Paris.
She is engaged to the new music and new composers, and because of this reason, she has premiered many pieces written by young composers from France, Spain, Russia and other countries. She is also engaged to the developing of the saxophone and its repertoire so she is constantly making new arrangements for saxophone or formations including saxophone. Lately she has arranged and transcribed over 10 pieces written by female composers.
She recently graduated with a master’s degree Mention très bien in Paris National Conservatory (CNSMDP) as a student of Claude Delangle, soloist, researcher and pedagogue, one of the greatest contemporary saxophonists, the master of the French saxophone.
Nowadays she plays with the Ensemble Rayuela, which is in the Chamber Music Master program of the Paris National Conservatory with the famous oboe player David Walter.
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.