Saxophone masterclass. Rafael Yebra

05.04.2023 – 06.04.2023
at 13:00
Organ Hall

RAFAEL YEBRA (Conservatorio Superior de Música de Vigo, Spain)
5 and 6 April @13.00-16.00 in A-404

Spanish saxophone player Rafael Yebra studied at the conservatories of Ourense and A Coruña. He has also participated in the contemporary saxophone seminar of the School of High Studies of the Galician Institute of Performing and Musical Arts, in the masterclasses and courses of musical specialization such as the Aula de Música of the University of Alcalá de Henares. Rafael Yebra was vice-director and director of the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Vigo. Currently he teaches saxophone at the conservatory and gives maserclasses in the European universities and conservatories within the Erasmus mobility programme. He is also a resident teacher at the Aula Internacional de Saxofón de Tui and directs and coordinates the Saxornadas courses since its creation.

In 2009 he created the group MULTIPLENSEMBLE, a group that was presented for the first time at the ARE MORE Festival in Vigo, in collaboration with the Goethe Institut of Madrid and the Al-ga collective, in a monographic cycle dedicated to the German composer K. Stockhausen. He is a member of the saxophone ensemble S@x 21, Taller Atlántico Contemporáneo  and has collaborated with the Orquestra Sinfónica Vigo 430 and Real Filarmonía de Galicia.

In his commitment to contemporary music, he has premiered works by Jacobo Gaspar, Jesús González, María García-Mendoza, Pablo Beltrán, Luis Carro, Fernando Buide, Hache Costa, Xesús Xosé Iglesias González, Eduardo Soutullo, Alicia Díaz De la Fuente, Eckart Beinke, José Luís Campana, Helmut Oehring and Christophe Havel.  Many of their works have been dedicated to him.

He is currently working on different projects in which he tries to combine contemporary classical music with rock, jazz and other popular styles in an attempt to reconcile the general public with current and popular music in a way that allows us to enjoy the sound reality we are living.