Direktor Iñaki Sandoval Campillo
Iñaki Sandovali artikkel "Ilu, loovus ja neljas tööstusrevolutsioon", pühendatud 2019. aastal TÜ Viljandi kultuuriakadeemia lõpetanud üliõpilastele (ilmus Lõpetajate Lehes 2019).
Jazz pianist and composer, he has performed all over the world, recording and collaborating with musicians such as Eddie Gomez, Billy Hart, Bob Mintzer, Carles Benavent, Marvin Stamm, Horacio Fumero, David Xirgu, Tom Warrington, Rudy Aikels, Stefan Karlsson, Sizao Machado, Greg Badolato, Peer Wyboris, Amikam Kimelman, Joan Albert Amargós, David Mengual, Jordi Bonell, Víctor de Diego, Llibert Fortuny, and many others. His last release, “The Estonian Trilogy”, a 3-cd solo piano set, includes the albums “Winter Poems”, “Mimesis”, and “Harmonic Etudes”. Piano trio releases include the critically acclaimed “Miracielos”, featuring Eddie Gomez on bass and Billy Hart on drums, and “Electric Trio Live”, with Carles Benavent on bass and Roger Blavia on drums.
At present, he holds the position of professor and director at the University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy, in Estonia. He has been founding director of the jazz department (2003-2015) and Dean of Graduate Studies (2013-2015) at the Liceu Conservatory in Barcelona, and director of L’Aula of Modern Music (Berklee International Network of Schools).
He began studying classical piano at his hometown Pamplona, and continued at the Liceu Conservatory in Barcelona, with Russian pianist Stanislav Pochekin. He is graduated in jazz piano from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, and Ph.D. from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He has studied with pianists such as JoAnne Brackeen, Stefan Karlsson, Dave Frank, Paul Schmeling, Ray Santisi, Iñaki Salvador, and Francesc Burrull, among others. Currently, he is working on the preparation of his upcoming book: “In Your Own Sweet Way: Developing a personal practice routine, for jazz pianists with application to all instruments”, expected to be published in 2020.
He is a council member of the European Association of Conservatoires (AEC) and board member of the International Association of Jazz Schools (IASJ).
2013 PhD, Art History and Musicology, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
Dissertation: “In Your Own Sweet Way: A Study of Effective Habits of Practice for Jazz Pianists with Application to All Musicians”, supervised by Dr. Jordi Ballester (Autonomous University of Barcelona) and Dr. Darla S. Hanley (Berklee College of Music)
2002 Master of Music, Jazz Performance, University of Nevada in Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV, USA
2000 Bachelor of Music, Jazz Piano Performance, Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA, USA
1998 Bachelor of Music, Classical Piano Performance, Liceu Conservatory, Barcelona, Spain
Director (Principal/Provost), Full Professor, University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy, Estonia (2015-present)
Dean of Graduate Studies, Associate Professor, Liceu Conservatory, Barcelona, Spain (2013-2015)
Chair of the Jazz Department, Associate Professor, Liceu Conservatory, Barcelona, Spain (2003-2015)
Founder director and producer at the record label Bebyne Records, featuring book publishing and music management (further information: www.bebyne.com). Producing artists such Eddie Gomez, Stefan Karlsson, Billy Hart, Carles Benavent, Horacio Fumero, and David Mengual (2009-present).
Academic Director, L’Aula de Música Moderna y Jazz – Liceu Conservatory, Barcelona, Spain (member of the Berklee College of Music international network of schools “BIN”, Boston, MA) (2004-2008)
Lecturer, Conservatorio Superior de Música Pablo Sarasate, Pamplona, Spain (2002-2003)
Graduate Assistant, University of Nevada in Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV, USA (2000-2002)
SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY AS LEADER
• CD “Harmonic Etudes” (Bebyne Records, 2018)
• CD “Mimesis” (Bebyne, 2018)
• CD “Winter Poems” (Bebyne, 2017)
• DVD & CD “Estonian Suite: Live in Tallinn” (Bebyne, 2017)
• DVD & CD “Electric Trio Live” (Bebyne, 2015). Featuring Carles Benavent and Roger Blavia
• CD “Miracielos” (Bebyne, 2011). Featuring Eddie Gomez and Billy Hart
• CD “Usaquen” (Ayva Music, 2008). Featuring Horacio Fumero and David Xirgu
• CD “Sausolito” (Ayva Music, 2005). Featuring Horacio Fumero and Peer Wyboris