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Ana Rivas Gestal

Born in Silleda, Pontevedra (1997). He began his musical studies at the “Escola de Música Municipal de Silleda” in 2006, with the master Rafael Agulló. In 2007 he begins his first steps with the saxophone.

In 2011 he finished his elementary studies and moved to the “Conservatorio Profesional de Lalín”, with Juan Carlos Mazás as his teacher. In the same year he became part of the “Banda de Música Municipal de Silleda” with which he currently participates in many activities, playing as a soloist in 2012.

In 2017 he entered to the “Conservatorio Superior de Badajoz”.

In 2018 he participates in the “Jornadas de Jóvenes Músicos de Badajoz”; and in the “Ciclo de Música Contemporánea de Badajoz”. In the same year he played as a soloist with the Chamber Orchestra of the CSM Badajoz as a prize in the soloist competition organised by this conservatory. In 2019 he participates again in the “Jornadas de Jóvenes Músicos de Badajoz”; with his saxophone quartet and in the ""Ciclo de Música Contemporánea de Badajoz"" premiering works by Gonzalo Navarro and Juan Alberto Triguero.

Throughout these years he has participated with different groups such as the Wind Orchestra of Galicia and the Wind Orchestra of Extremadura under the baton of renowned masters such as Jan Cober or Antonio Lajara. Since 2019 he has been a member of the “Joven Orquesta Sinfónica de Cantabria” (Cantabria Youth Symphonic Orchestra).

He attended different courses given by teachers such as: Adrián Pais, Xabier Casal, Marcus Weiss, Marie Bernardette Charrier, “Altera Inde duo” and “Klexos saxophone quartet”.
He is currently studying Second year of the Music Degree at the “Conservatorio Superior de Badajoz” under the tutelage of Vicente Contador.

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