Nuño Fernández Ezquerra (b. 1992) studied composition at ESMUC in Barcelona with Agustí Charles and Mauricio Sotelo, graduating with honours. Currently, he is finishing a Master’s degree at the Sibelius Academy under the guidance of Lauri Kilpiö.

In 2017, he was the winner of the Composition Contest of the OSCYL (Symphonic Orchestra of Castile and León) and the International Call for Scores & Commission 2017 organized by ensemble Suono Giallo and ilSUONO Contemporary Music Week. Back in 2014, he was awarded the 3rd prize in the contest Jóvenes Compositores 2014 of the SGAE/CNDM Foundation.
His works have been programmed in numerous festivals, amongst which stand out are the 7th
Contemporary Music Concert Series of the BBVA Foundation, the Klang! Concert Series, Festival MIXTUR (2017 and 2015), OUT.SIDE 2016 Concert Series, played by ensembles such as CrossingLines, Uusinta Ensemble, Ensemble Suono Giallo, Espai Sonor and the Black Page Orchestra, amongst other chamber groups and soloists.

EL SUSPIRO QUE NO CESA (2017)

For soprano, bass clarinet, trombone, cello and piano

The intimate expressiveness of El suspiro que no cesa was inspired by two different fragments
of poetry. These poems have a very abstract and symbolic approach in common to the text composition. They suggest images just like fragrances, mixing loss, eroticism, death and different understandings of the phenomenon of vigil within their words. The listener will find anything from very intricate passages of fragmented sonorities to moments of fierce stillness, all of them articulated by a meticulous treatment of timbre.