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Elisa Urrestarazu


Elisa Urrestarazu Capellán was born in Málaga (Spain) in 1987. She completed her Superior degree in saxophone studies at the Conservatory of Málaga, University of Málaga (Pedagogy degree), and Conservatoire Jacques Thibaud of Bordeaux (France) with Marie Bernadette Charrier, being awarded with the prize Music Málaga Fundation for the best academic record of her promotion.

Elisa has been awarded with 1st prize at the Competition for Soloists at the Conservatoire of Málaga, 1nd and 2nd prize at the Competition MálagaCrea (Young musicians competition), 1st prize at the International Ramón Guzmán Saxophone Competition in Santiago de Compostela, 1st prize at the Competition MálagaCrea, 4th prize at the International Competition Intermusica in Birkfeld (Austria), semifinalist at the competition The Voice of Saxophone in the Modern World in Moscow (Russia), 3rd prize at the International Saxophone Competition in Lodz (Poland), gold medal with the mention 'excellent' and the SACEM Prize at the Concour Luxembourgeois pour Jeunes Solistes, finalist in the Torneo Internazional di Musica (TIM) in París and semifinal round in the International Saxophone Competition Jean Marie Londeix, Bangkok, have been the awards obtained in national and international competitions.

In orchestral groups, she collaborates as a member and solois saxophone in orchestras and wind band, highlighting the Municipal Symphonic Band of Madrid (BSMM), Malaga, Granada, Bilbao, Bordeaux and the European Youth Wind Orchestra (EUYWO), Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra (OFM) , Malaga Provincial Symphony Orchestra (OSPM), National Orchestra and Choir of Spain (OCNE), at the Teatro Cervantes in Málaga, Teatro Echegaray, Palacio Euskalduna, Auditorium Nacional de Madrid, Sala Maria Cristina de Málaga and Auditorium de Bordeaux (France). The absolute premiere of Mercurial by composer Eneko Vadillo stands out, for saxophone and orchestra (Leonardo BBVA scholarship) with the Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra.

As a teacher she has been invited to teach in Malaga, Seville, Ciudad Real, Cartagena, Alicante, Trento and Valencia. At the same time, he directs and works as a group and creative project with dance, electronics, literature and audiovisual, acting in philharmonic societies in Almería, Malaga, Fundación Juan March in Madrid, ADDA in Alicante (within the circuits of the CNDM, National Center of Musical Diffusion) and at Noches en los Jardines de los Reales Alcázares of Seville, among others.

At present, she combines the saxophone education with the performances classical and contemporany, and she enriches the saxophone repertoire collaborating with composers.

Elisa is part of Henri Selmer Paris artists ambassadors. 


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Los Seres del mar
Soprano Saxophone
Series III soprano

The Series III Soprano ensures greater playability, particularly as regards pitch and blowing.

The blowing emission of its high register extended to high G has been largely facilitated. Selecting a straight or curved neck allows to get well acquainted with it.

Tenor Saxophone
Series III Tenor

The 'Series III' Tenor has marked, when released in 1997, an actual revival of the great playing flexibility of the old models. This gives it an ease of playing very much appreciated by saxophonists of all levels.

Alto Saxophone
Axos Alto

The Axos saxophone is our professional range entry level. It bears the acoustic qualities common to all our models. Like its predecessors, it is manufactured in our Mantes-la-Ville factory. It is characterized by a rich tone and easy blowing making it accessible to a larger public.

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