Tutor of Saxophone, Piano, Composition and Music Theory
Nacho is a Spanish saxophonist, composer and educator. During his formative years in Spain, he was taught by world-renowned saxophonists, such as Arno Bornkamp and Claude Delangle. He also competed in numerous national and international competitions, performed on Spanish TV and excelled in his musical studies, obtaining the Extraordinary Prize in Castilla y León with the best mark in his autonomous community and receiving a nomination for the National Music Award. He then received a scholarship from Chetham’s School of Music (in Manchester, UK), where he studied saxophone and composition and offered solo recitals, premiered and conducted his compositions at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall and Stoller Hall. He reached the final of The Arts Club Karl Jenkins Classical Music Award in 2017, won Second Prize at the ENKOR International Music Competition 2017 and was Highly Commended with his piece ‘Black Pictures’ at the BBC Proms Inspire Young Composers’ Competition 2017. Nacho studied Music at the University of Cambridge, St John’s College. His academic work at Cambridge was highly successful and was awarded a St John’s Bursary, two Wright Prizes, two McAulay Scholarships, an Earle Prize and a Donald Wort Prize for the highest overall result in the examinations of his second-year.
He recently graduated from Cambridge with a double starred first, received the prestigious Larmor Award, and was added to the 2020-21 Supervisor Registry to teach two papers in Part IA of the Cambridge Tripos at only 21 years of age. As a composer, his work has been commissioned and premiered by world-renowned ensembles such as the Sigma Project Quartet, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Krom Ensemble and the Choir of St John’s College, featuring performances in Spain, the UK and Malta.
Nacho can teach specialist courses as well as standard courses. He is fluent in Spanish, English, Galician-Portuguese and French, and has a basic knowledge of German.
"I would like to strongly recommend Nacho as a music teacher for harmony, counterpoint, music theory and saxophone, given that he has passed his knowledge in an exemplary way to our son Rodrigo González throughout the years 2016 and 2017 in person and from the year 2018 until the present day through Skype video calls! He has shown at all times a great degree of involvement, seriousness, professionalism and interest in the progress of our son, dispelling the doubts that worried us as parents, too!" - Manuel M. González