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Contemporary music event “Nuevas miradas” Trio Zukan

Contemporary music event “Nuevas miradas” Trio Zukan


Juventudes musicales de Almuñecar continues to develop the Concert Programme of the 21/22 Season in collaboration with the Concejalía de Cultura del Ayuntamiento de Almuñécar.

On Monday, 18 April 2022: there was the opportunity to listen to a group of contemporary music, the Trio Zukan, who performed an interesting repertoire under the slogan: “Nuevas Miradas” with great talent and genius, offering the audience a look at this musical genre, of which there is no opportunity to hear in the classical music circuits.
The concert began at 20 h. in the Theatre of the Casa de la Cultura of Almuñécar, performing the following:


Begiratu Bi (2021) – María Eugenia Luc

Miles Away (2019)- Juan Luis Montoro

Haize, harri, harea (2021) – Zuriñe F. Gerenabarrena

Lantz (2016) – Mikel Chamizo

Batuccatta (2014) – Hugo Morales

It was a different kind of concert that requires more than just sitting in an armchair, watching and listening to the three performers, this ensemble brings together three unusual instruments such as percussion, accordion and txistu (traditional flute from the Basque Country).

In the origins of ZUKAN, the repertoire for this instrumental combination was non-existent. For this reason, its members decided to promote a project in collaboration with different composers with the intention of generating a new repertoire.

The only research imposed on the creators was to give their particular vision on such an atypical instrumental combination. All other parameters – duration, instrumentation, aesthetics, etc. were left entirely to the composer’s choice.

Each composer enjoys the opportunity to show his or her own sonic take on the trio. Zukan gives a new voice to his instruments and seeks new goals for them in an intense collaboration with the current compositional scene.
Brief curriculum vitae of the musicians.

Maria Zubimendi

Zumaia, 1994. He trained with Miren Iñarga and later at the Centro Superior de Música del País Vasco-Musikene with Iñaki Alberdi. He later completed a Master’s programme specialising in contemporary music at the Musikhochschule FHNW in Basel (Switzerland) under the tutelage of renowned performers such as Mike Svoboda, Marcus Weiss and Jürg Henneberger, with top marks.

In addition to his experience in countless festivals, his participation in various national and international competitions has earned him several awards, including first prize at the Concorso Internazionale di Firsarmonica Santa Cecilia in Rome, second prize at the International Akkordeon Wettweberb Klingenthal 2014 or first prize at the International Competition Arrasate Hiria 2018.

He has premiered works by prestigious composers such as R. Lazkano, J.M. Sánchez-Verdú, M.E. Luc, S. Avramidou or G. Moreno, both solo and with different chamber ensembles. In addition to her work as a soloist, she has been guest accordionist with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi, and regularly collaborates with groups such as PluralEnsemble, Zone Experimentale, Ciklus Ensemble, Tanar Quartet, Akoncert Ensemble.

Gorka Catediano

Miranda de Ebro, 1992. He studied at the Conservatorio “Jesús Guridi” in Vitoria-Gasteiz and at the Centro Superior de Música del País Vasco – Musikene with Javier Alonso, Lorenzo Ferrándiz, José A.

Trigueros and Antonio Domingo. In 2018 he completed a Master’s programme at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Hague (Holland) under the tutelage of renowned performers such as Hans Zonderop, Theun van Nieuwburg, Niels Meliefste, Pepe García and Rob Verhagen, obtaining the highest marks.

He is also the founder of the percussion quartet IKKO Percussion Group, another group committed to avant-garde creation. As a soloist he has won prizes in competitions such as the Italy Percussion Competition, the Concurso Jóvenes Músicos de Euskadi and the Muestra Musical Regino Sainz de la Maza.
He has collaborated with ensembles such as the Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest, Residentie Orkest, Slagwerk Den Haag, ASKO|Schönberg Ensemble, Atlas Ensemble, Nederlands Blazer Ensemble, Bilbao Sinfonietta, Orquesta Verum, Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi and Orquesta Sinfónica de Bilbao.

Jon Ansorena

Hernani, 1992. He studied at the “Francisco Escudero” Conservatory in San Sebastian and later at the Centro Superior de Música del País Vasco – Musikene with Aitor Amilibia. In addition, the classes he has received from great performers such as Iñaki Alberdi, Jabi Alonso, Jose Ignazio Ansorena, Sèverine Ballon, Miquel Bernat, Alfonso Gómez and Garth Knox have been decisive in his training.

He combines his work as a performer of traditional music with research into both the instrument and its most avant-garde repertoire. He is currently a member of the San Sebastian Municipal Band, as well as being a member of various associations and institutions committed to contemporary music in the Basque Country, such as Musikagileak – Basque-Navarre Association of Composers -, Euskal Herriko Txistulari Elkartea, EHMBE-Euskal Herriko Musika Bulegoa, etc.
He has collaborated with ensembles and entities such as Silboberri, Ensemble XARE, Ciklus Ensemble among others and participated in festivals such as Gargonza-Arts, Quincena Musical de San Sebastián, Festival Bernaola, Circuito de Música Contemporánea Musikagileak or Musikaste.

Juventudes Musicales de Almuñécar invites you to join us and attend the concerts that we hope to share with you all, and which we are programming with great enthusiasm and excitement, collaborating with the dissemination of music in all its genres: ancient, classical, jazz, contemporary, etc. and supporting young musicians so that they can share their good work with us all. Thanks to all of you.

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