1. Enrique Igoa ©Isabel Munuera.
2. Enrique Igoa ©Isabel Munuera.
3. With Adrian Leaper after the performance of Munch-light (Teatro Monumental, 14.3.2003).
4. With N. Chumachenco after the first performance of El sueño de Amadís (Teatro Cardenio, 13.8.2008).
5. With Luis de Pablo in the rehearsal of Pórtico de la quimera (Auditorio Nacional, 7.6.2010).
6. With his wife Paloma and composer Antón García Abril (28.1.2015).
7. With his wife Paloma and his sons María and Pablo (New York, August 2010).
8. With Dúo Barile-Verna after the rehearsal of Suite al estilo barroco (15.10.2015).
9. With his parents and his sister Elena (Algeciras, 1963)
10. First recital: School La Salle – San Rafael (Madrid, 1973)
Enrique Igoa Mateos
Composer, Professor of Musical Analysis and Musical researcher
He studied piano, percussion and composition at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid, later on with a Fulbright scholarship at the Berklee College of Music and the New England Conservatory of Music, both in Boston (USA).
He has also attended the International Course of Contemporary Music in Darmstadt (Germany), with professors such as B. Ferneyhough, H. Halbreich, M. Feldmann and W. Rihm; to a jazz course with Pedro Iturralde; to several courses of analysis of contemporary music with conductor Arturo Tamayo; to a course of structure and function in Classicism with Prof. W. Caplin at the University of Alcalá de Henares; and to an algorithmic composition course with Clarence Barlow in C.D.M.C.
He holds the Title of Professor of Piano and the Title of Higher Professor of Composition, by the Madrid Royal Conservatory; a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography and History, a Diploma in Advanced Studies and a Doctorate in Hispanic Music from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (see Details of Education in Full CV).
He has been professor of Acoustics and Accompaniment at the Professional Conservatory of León (1984-86). Between 1986 and 1993 he was professor of Musical Analysis at the Royal Conservatory of Madrid. During eight years he has been professor of Harmony, Counterpoint, Musical Analysis and Composition of the Professional Conservatory Arturo Soria. From October of 2001 is professor of Musical Analysis of the Real Superior Conservatory of Music of Madrid, and from 2018 professor of Composition, Orchestration and Extended Techniques (see Full CV).
As a visiting professor, he has taught courses, lectures and presentations on musical analysis and related topics at major conservatories in Spain, at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Fundación Universidades de Castilla y León, Beethovenshaus (Bonn) and Hochschule für Musik (Köln) in Germany, at the Conservatorio Superior de Música in Bari and at the Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali «Vincenzo Bellini» in Caltanissetta, both in Italy (see section COURSES AND LECTURES and Full CV).
In his creative aspect, Enrique Igoa is the author of works for piano, guitar, organ, harmonica and accordion; voice and piano, flute and piano, flute and guitar, flute and harpsichord, violin and marimba, violoncello and piano, viola and piano, guitar and accordion, piano and accordion; trio with piano; string quartet, guitar quartet; ensembles with several instrumental combinations; voice, piano and electronics; video and electronics; percussion group; a capella choir, choir and organ, choir and orchestra; big-band; string orchestra; chamber orchestra; symphony orchestra; violin and orchestra, guitar and orchestra, as well as a ballet and a stage play for three singers, three instrumentalists and electronics (see WORK CATALOGS and Full CV).
He has received numerous commissions from soloists, chamber groups, choirs, orchestras, festivals and institutions in Spain and in other countries. He has won several prizes for composition and mentions in contests in Spain, Switzerland, Czech Republic, France and the United States.
His works have been premiered and performed in Spain, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Holland, England, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Sweden, Switzerland, Israel, Cuba, Mexico, Venezuela, South Korea, China and the United States.
AWARDS AND HONORS
First Prize in the Composition Competition of the Festival de Musique Sacrée de Fribourg (Suisse) in 1989, for the Estudio III “Ascensión” op.14 for organ, premiered by Werner Jacob in the Cathedral of St. Nicholas de Fribourg in 1990.7.8.
Finalist in the 1st Composition Compettiion of the Fundación Plató with the work Preludio, Balada y Fuga op.2 for jazz big-band.
First Prize of the Marimolin 8th Annual Composition Contest of Princeton, New Jersey (USA) in 1995, for the Estudio VI “Secuencias” op.22b for violin and marimba, premiered by Marimolin Duo in the Miller Theatre of University of Columbia in New York in 1996.10.26.
First Prize of the X Composition Competition of Classic Guitar “Andrés Segovia” (La Herradura, Granada – Jan 1997), for the Estudio VII “Regreso a Jan Mayen” op.29 for guitar, premiered by Pablo de la Cruz in the Auditory of Cultural Center Conde Duque in Madrid in 1997.11.24.
Second Prize of International Composers Competition “Jihlava 1998” (Czech Republic), for the Antífona de Adviento op.24, premiered by Bath Camerata in the House of Culture of Jihlava (Czech Republic) in 1998.6.27.
First Prize Juan Bautista Comes of Composition of XVI Festival de Música Coral de Segorbe 1999 (Castellón), for the Antífona de Navidad op.34, premiered by the Choir of Music Youth of Segorbe in the Cathedral of Segorbe in 2000.8.5.
Munch-light op.36, work selected by the Concours International de Composition de la Ville de Nice et des Alpes Maritimes (France).
Obertura para un paisaje urbano op.38a, work selected by XII Festival de Música Electroacústica “Punto de encuentro” (2003) and by the XX and XXI Festival Internacional de Música Contemporánea de Alicante (2004, 2005). It has been also awarded prices by Laboratorio del Espacio 2011 of LIEM-CDMC. The work has been also selected for a project of the Department of Music of IES Jorge Guillén and for the Department of Biology at the Universidad Complutense (2013-14), by Sociedad Española de Acústica for the World Day of Sound 2013 and by Universidad de Oviedo for the subject “Multimedia musical creation” in the degree of Musicology (2014).
Mention of honour of Concours de Composition pour Orgue de la Ville de Nice 2005 (France) for the work Invocationes tempore belli op.47 for organ.
Finalist in the I Composition Competition Kromátika 2015 with the work In paradisum op. 8 for chorus a capella.
Danza (Cuaderno de campo), work selected for the Festive Piano Works Concerto 2018 in Dallas, Texas (USA)
Member of Yearbook Who’s who in the World from 2009.
Member of 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century from 2010, edited by International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England.