Eva Ugalde – Spain
Born in San Sebastian (Basque Country, Spain) in 1973. Finishes her studies in piano, composition, choral conduction and pedagogy in the Superior Conservatory of San Sebastián. Encouraged by the conductor and composer Javier Busto, begins writing music for women voices. Now her repertoire covers all type of groups: mixed, equals, children, amateur and professional. Ugalde’s music is usually programmed as compulsory pieces in several festivals and contests and exported to different countries (USA, Canada, Sweden, Japan, Italy, France, Argentina, Hungary, Mexico…). She usually participates in workshops and conferences in Spain: “Children choir strategies”, “Improvisation… who said fear?”, etc. Also is required for conducting her own music and as jury in different scenes: San Vicente de la Barquera, Gran Premio de Canto Coral, La Antigua, Pyrenaeum Musica… Eva Ugalde is often required in international meetings as guess conductor or jury in choral and composition competitions: Nyiregyhaza (Hungary) with Dénes Szabó and Cantemus Choir, European Award for Choral Composers, Children and youth music composition workshop in Aosta (Italy), etc. At present, she teaches several subjects at the San Sebastian Francisco Escudero Conservatory. She keeps on singing in KUP Taldea, conducted by the French conductor Gabriel Baltés.