Isabel Urrutia Rasines

(born on 17th May 1967 in Algorta, Bizacaia, Spain). Composer and teacher. She studied composition, piano and music pedagogy at Bilbao and Madrid Music Conservatories. She is professor of harmony, analysis, counterpoint and composition at the "John Antxieta" Music Center in Bilbao. She taught harmony, analysis and fundamentals of composition at the Bilbao Music Conservatory. She is currently professor of instrumentation and orchestration, composition techniques, counterpoint and harmonic-contrapuntal practice in MUSIKENE (Basque High Music School). She has lectured and conducted master-classes at various universities and music conservatories in Europe and America. In 2007 she won the composition contest organized by the AEOS, Spanish Association of Symphony Orchestras, with her Gerok for orchestra.
Selected recordings: Dharma, 2008, fl/pic/fl Sol, cl Sib/cl b, vl, vlc, pf; Gerok, 2007, symphony orchestra; Gorabeherak II, 1998, cl b; Har- Eman: version para saxofón bajo, violoncello y vibráfono, 2005; Irati, 2000, 2 vl, vla, vlc; Un jour ou l'autre, 2004, cor, pf; Kulunka, 1999, sax (t/s); Mandala, 2005, perc, sound objects; Mandalaren Baitan, 2008, perc; Nahas- Mahas, 2003, sax a/sax bar, fis, perc