Eva Ugalde

(born in 1973 in San Sebastián, Guipúzcoa, Spain), singer, and composer. She studied Musical Composition and Choir Direction with Gotzon Aulestia and Miguel Amantegi respectively. She teaches musical language in the Professional Music Conservatory of San Sebastián Francisco Escudero and Hearing Education at the Higher School of Music of the Basque Country Musikene. Her work is principally centred on choral music and she has written several pieces for female voice choirs one of the most outstanding of which is Tximeletak (Butterflies) written to the words of the Basque author Bernardo Atxaga (National Prize for Literature 1988) it premiered at the 60th San Sebastian Musical Fortnight in August 1999 as part of the season "Music of the 20th Century". She is a member of the female voice choir "Kanta Cantemus Coroa" conducted by Javier Busto.
Although her music is principally tonal, the influence of the harmonics of jazz and the rhythm of New Age are also notably present.
Selected Works: Annabel Lee, 2002, choir (3 voices: s,s,a), pf; Ave María, 1998, choir (3 voices: s,s,a); Ave Maris Stella, choir (4 voices: s,s, a,a); Hitz Jolasak, 2002, choir (2 voices: s,a) ; Iratxoa, 2001, choir (3 voices: s,s,a), pf; Iratxoa, 2003, choir, symphony orchestra; Neguan, choir (4 voices: s,s,a,a); Pinda Vara, choir (voices- bi); Tres canciones para niños (1. Kukú Ué (sur)- 2. Sakura (Este)- 3. Cubanita (oeste), choir (2 voices- bi), pf, bongos; Tximeletak= Mariposas, 1999, choir (3 voices: s, s, a), pf.