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NEW ALBUM !

IBS Classical

In this album, Five verses, we find five instrumental pieces inspired by texts of different authors that put in value the binomial music-poetry from the saxophone-piano or saxophone-electronic binomial. Carlos Zaragoza wanted to bring together in his first album a collection of "songs without words" of the XX and XXI centuries signed by André Caplet, Paul Hindemith, Orlando Bass, Vincent David and Luis Naón. The velvety timbre of the alto or soprano saxophone, the presence of air in the sound emission and the eminently lyrical writing of the five scores confer an aura of vocality to all the interpretations.

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ABOUT CARLOS

Among all his professional successes, the release of his first recording project Five Verses with the 4 times Grammy Award nominated label, IBS Classical, stands out. This album highlights the relationship between music and poetry through the combination of saxophone and piano or saxophone and electronics. 

Carlos has been awarded in numerous international competitions such as the 1st prize of the Andorra Sax Fest Competition, the 1st prize of honor of the international competition Léopold Bellan and the 2nd prize of the international competition Adolphe Sax of Paris. Among all his awards, the first prize for musical interpretation awarded by the National Institute of Arts and Music (INAEM) and the College of Spain in Paris in 2019 stands out. His interest in the development of the saxophone and its repertoire has led him to work with the score publisher Henry Lemoine publishing his own arrangement for solo saxophone of Les Folies d'Espagne by Marin Marais, as well as working with top composers such as Félix Ibarrondo, Thierry Escaich, Fuminori Tanada or Claude Ledoux among others. He has also performed in important festivals such as the Festival de Breuillet or the Festival Européen des Jeunes Talents and collaborated with the Orquesta Nacional de Andorra, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla la Mancha, the Orquesta Lutetia or the Kammart Ensemble among others.

PROJECTS

The Zaragoza - Nagai duo was born at the National Music Conservatory of Paris thanks to the meeting of two young musicians passionate about chamber music. The versatility of this formation has allowed them to develop a very extensive repertoire that includes transcriptions, original repertoire and especially the new creation. Their interest in developing the repertoire of this ensemble and in actively participating in the evolution of current musical trends has led them to work with first class composers such as Orlando Bass, Vincent David or Luis Naón among others. This work has allowed them to develop a large number of concerts, highlighting their frequent participation in the European festival of young talents in Paris, the Manuel de Falla Auditorium in Granada, the Petit Palais in Paris or the Cité Internationale among others.

Duo Zaragoza - Nagai

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COMING SOON

  • Concert with Gaman Ensemble |  Festival Soria Clásica
    Concert with Gaman Ensemble |  Festival Soria Clásica
    Tue, 23 Jul
    Soria
    23 Jul 2024, 20:30 – 21:30
    Soria, Soria, España
    23 Jul 2024, 20:30 – 21:30
    Soria, Soria, España
  • Summer Academy Gaman Ensemble
    Summer Academy Gaman Ensemble
    Mon, 29 Jul
    Campo de Criptana
    29 Jul 2024, 09:30 – 31 Jul 2024, 13:30
    Campo de Criptana, 13610 Campo de Criptana, Ciudad Real, España
    29 Jul 2024, 09:30 – 31 Jul 2024, 13:30
    Campo de Criptana, 13610 Campo de Criptana, Ciudad Real, España
  • Concert with Gaman Ensemble | Opéra de Massy
    Concert with Gaman Ensemble | Opéra de Massy
    Thu, 20 Jun
    Massy
    20 Jun 2024, 19:30 – 21:00
    Massy, 1 Place de France, 91300 Massy, Francia
    20 Jun 2024, 19:30 – 21:00
    Massy, 1 Place de France, 91300 Massy, Francia
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