Saxophonist committed to the creation and
research of contemporary music.
Iñigo Setuaín Antoñanzas (1994, Vitoria-Gasteiz), is a Spanish saxophone player. He studied the Elementary and Professional degree with Josetxo Silguero and Iñigo Ibaibarriaga at the Conservatorio de Música Jesús Guridi in Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain), the Bachelor degree with Andrés Gomis and Ángel Soria at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Castilla y León in Salamanca (Spain). After, he studied the Performance Master 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 saxophonists such as Marie Bernadette Charrier, Arno Bornkamp, Vincent David, Pierre-Stéphane Meugé, Hans de Jong, Gilles Tressos, Julien Petit, Rodrigo Vila, and Ricardo Capellino.
His musical inquisitiveness leads him to create diverse chamber music groups, like Slapsus Quartet; with which he won the VII Concurso de música de Cámara Juventudes musicales de Ávila and I Concurso de Música de Cámara Jóvenes Músicos de CyL in Spain. He got an Anerkennungspreis in the BOG Competition with Kugel Ensemble in Basel and in 2018 he was a finalist with Kugel Ensemble in the XX International Chamber Music Competition Luigi Nono.
As saxophonist, he collaborated with the OSE (Basque Symphony Orchestra), the EGO (Basque Youth Orchestra) and the Vitoria-Gasteiz Municipal Windband; participating in several festivals such as the XVII World Saxophone Congress (Croatia), Altstadtserenaden (Switzerland), Quincena Musical de San Sebastián, Musikaste (Errenteria), Bernaola Zikloa (Vitoria-Gasteiz), La Escucha Errante (Bilbao), IX Ciclo Música de Cámara del Principal (Vitoria-Gasteiz).
He has received scholarships from swiss foundations such as Lyra Stiftung, Haiku Stiftung, Stiftung Melinda Esterházy de Galantha, Doms Stiftung, Susanne und Martin Knechtli-Kradolfer- Stiftung, C. und A. Kupper-Stiftung, Rita Zimmermann Musik-Stiftung and Young Artist Foundation.
Since February 2021, he has been an artist for the American brand Silverstein and belongs to the "Silverstein Rising Star Artist" program.
- 2021 Bolero - M. Ravel with the OSE (Basque National Orchestra) for Ondine Records (Finland).
- 2021 Una ragnatela... in un pezzo di vetro - M. Rigotti with Kugel Ensemble for Stradivarius (Italy).
- 2017 Gernika - F. Escudero with MMedia (France).
- 2014 Jazz Suite nº 2 de D. Shostakovich and África de D. Goyeneche for "La 2" in RTVE (Spain).
Voice, sax and accordion
This group was born in 2019 at the initiative of both musicians from Vitoria. De La Puente and Setuaín were in their hometown after having developed their professional and academic activity on the European continent. After having shared the stage in various projects with each of these instruments and their interest in exploring new sound territories led to the creation of this trio.
Akartia Trio draws on the experience that its members have in the field of chamber music. Furthermore, the lack of original works has been a motivation to create their repertoire and promote the field of contemporary music. To do this, they carry out research and visibility work collaborating with different composers and showing them the variety of timbre that this training offers. Through its commissions, Akartia Trio promotes a repertoire for voice, accordion, and saxophone, thus enriching the current contemporary scene.
Saxophone and piano
Iñigo Setuain (saxophones) and Javier Alciturri (piano) created the Uin Duo in 2022 to share their chamber music proposals. They have followed complementary careers: on the one hand, Iñigo has extensive national and international concert experience, and on the other hand, Javier has both piano and musicological training.
Uin, "wave" in Basque, alludes to the physical theory of constructive interference, where two waves of similar frequency overlap to generate a resultant with greater amplitude. This duo is the node where the perspectives and experiences of both performers converge, resulting in fresh, dynamic concert programs full of presence. To do this, they are committed with canonical repertoire and new musical creation, focused on a search for two-way communication with the public.