Ismael Arroyo Blázquez and Eduardo Moreno González

"Ismael Arroyo is one of the musicians most promising of his generation," Jesus Torres. This player completed his higher studies at the Conservatory of Castile and Leon (Salamanca) with the highest distinction. Subsequently, he completed a second master's camera at the Universität der Künste in Berlin with his quartet of saxophones: towards a synthesis of the Quartet, one of the formations camerísticas most successful of the moment.From an early age, he has performed as a soloist on numerous occasions with groups such as the Band Federal Extremadura, the String Orchestra COSCyL or some symphony orchestras-wind of Badajoz and Cáceres. He has performed in major halls, national and international, such as the Philharmonie and the Konzerthaus in Berlin, CentroCentro Cibeles Palace of Madrid, Sala Luis Galve of the Auditorium of Zaragoza, Fundación Botín, Santander or the Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville. It has also offered their music to Europe with a concert tour by the city of Gdánsk (Poland) as well as with their participation in the "XVIII World Congress of the Saxophone" in Zagreb (Croatia).This saxophonist has been winning more than 25 awards as a soloist and with his quartet, including the recent awards in the competition jeunesses Musicales of Spain in the categories of solo (wind) and chamber music.During his undergraduate degree, his main teachers have been Angel Soria and Pablo Sánchez Escariche. He has also received classes from renowned international soloists such as Vincent David, Mariano Garcia, Marie-Bernadette Charrier, Antonio García Jorge and Marcus Weiss. His quartet is currently under the tutelage of the renowned Artemis Quartett.

Eduardo Moreno

After completing the professional level in his native city (Almendralejo, Badajoz) is completing his higher studies at the Conservatory of Badajoz with professor Alexander Kandelaki, an essential part of his musical development and personal. The next stage will be determined by the teacher Vadim Suchanov, with whom he studied at the Richard Strauss studied with him at the Richard Strauss Konservatorium (Munich).He won prizes in numerous competitions, among which the "City of our headquarters" (1st prize), "Marisa Montiel" (1st prize), and "Marisa Montiel" (2nd prize), "Marisa Montiel" (1st prize and special prize), "Infanta Cristina" (2nd prize), thanks to which he participated in the Festival Steinway & Songs celebrated in Hamburg. In the field of chamber music has always been very active, performing with renowned musicians such as the violist Yuval Gotlibovich, the cellist Robert Cohen, or the saxophonist Marcus Weiss, in venues such as the Maria Cristina of Malaga or the Juan March in Madrid. Highlights of their collaboration with the soprano Carmen Solis, with whom he has recorded an album for the label Brilliant Classics, performing in important venues and festivals such as the "Nights in the gardens of the Real Alcázar (Seville). During the course of 2016/17, he attended the Master of Interpretation at the Centro Superior Katarina Gurska of Madrid under the tutelage of professor Nino Kereselidze. He is professor of chamber music and repertoire teacher of the class of saxophone at the Conservatory of Badajoz, where he develops an important pedagogical work, in addition to collaborating in master classes with teachers such as Jean-Marie Londeix, Marie-Bernadette Chabrier (Bourdeaux), Ralph Hand (Cologne) or Harri Mäki (Sibelius Academy). He combines his teaching with the concert, highlighting the recent interpretation of the Concerto no. 5 Beethoven in the Palace of Congresses "Manuel Rojas" of Badajoz and the Triple Concerto by Beethoven, under the direction of Andrés Salado.


New sonata for alto saxophone and piano


Sonata para saxofón alto y Piano…………….David Cantalejo (World Premiere)

I. Vigorous

II. Night

III. Nondescript


The world of the saxophone has a new sonata for alto saxophone and piano. This is, without a doubt, a sonata with all the features of the music for saxophone of the TWENTY-first century in terms of their exploitation and application in this set. The work has been entrusted with the sole premise of exploiting the alto saxophone so that it can be used for contests or concerts.This sonata has been written by David Cantalejo, Spanish composer of Bilbao. Winner in 2019 of the XXX Award for Young Composers Fundación SGAE-CNDM, is a composer committed to contemporary music.This work of great virtuosity for saxophone and piano, contains three movements contrasting in which the instruments are blended to give rise to the same sound. Responses between the two voices, techniques, extended, moments truly great and passages virtuosísticos define this sonata in three movements: Vigorous, Night and Nondescript.


Ismael Arroyo Blázquez

Eduardo Moreno González


Gabinete Literario

Plaza de Cairasco, 1, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Day: Friday, December 8. 

Time: 12:15pm – 12:35h


Active and Listening Congress Members: free

Resto de público (venta online): 6€ (opcional: venta de entradas en taquilla del Gabinete Literario el día del concierto)