Ignacio Sánchez Zanón

Ignacio Sánchez Zanón

Born in Buñol, Spain, in 2002. Since 2021, he studies at the Reina Sofía School of Music’s Fundación ”la Caixa” Horn Chair with professor Radovan Vlatković. He has been granted a scholarship by Havas and Fundación Albéniz. Her Majesty Queen Sofía handed him the Diploma to the most outstanding student of his chair in the 2021-2022 academic year.

He began his studies at the "La Artística de Buñol" Musical Society school with professor Juan Luis Pallás. In 2014 he entered Requena’s Mariano Pérez Sánchez Music Conservatory with professor Miguel Martínez Megías, where he graduated in 2020 with outstanding qualifications. In 2020 he was accepted into Musikene Music Conservatory of San Sebastián to study with professor Rodolfo Epelde, Óscar Sala and Estefanía Beceiro.

He has participated in masterclasses with Lawrence Woudenberg, Juan Manuel Gómez, José Chanzá, Maria Rubio, José Luis Sogorb, José Vicente Castelló, Jesús Sánchez, Bernardo Cifres, Joan Enric Lluna, and Matias Piñeira. He has collaborated in different projects with the Sinfonietta of Bilbao and the Ensemble Praeteritum. Additionally, he has performed in several national and international festivals of youth orchestras such as the Neue Philarmonie München, the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Castellón, and EGO (Youth Orchestra of the Basque Country).

In 2019 he was awarded the absolute prize in the Luis Ayllón soloist competition of Buñol’s La Artística and in 2021 he premiered David Rivas Domínguez’s “De amore et mortis” concerto for soloist horn and band, along with the Music Band of Oviedo.

As a student of the School, he has performed with the Freixenet Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada and Juanjo Mena, the Fundación EDP Camerata, conducted by Paul Goodwin and Christoph Poppen, and with the Freixenet Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Sir András Schiff. He has also been a member of the Françaix Ensemble and is currently part of the Cosan Quintet.