A b o u t M e

Elisa was born in Málaga (Spain) in 1987. She completed her Superior degree in saxophone studies at the Conservatory of Málaga, University of Málaga (Pedagogy degree), and Conservatoire Jacques Thibaud of Bordeaux (France) with Marie Bernadette Charrier, being awarded with the prize «Music Málaga Fundation» for the best academic record of her promotion.

      Elisa has been awarded with 1st prize at the Competition for Soloists at the Conservatoire of Málaga, 1nd and 2nd prize at the Competition MálagaCrea (Youngs musicians competition), 1st prize at the International Ramón Guzmán Saxophone Competition in Santiago de Compostela, 1st prize at the Competition MálagaCrea, 4th prize at theInternational Competition Intermusica in Birkfeld (Austria), semifinalist at the competition The Voice of Saxophone in the Modern World in Moscow (Russia), 3rd prize at the International Saxophone Competition in Lodz (Poland), gold medal with the mention ‘excellent’ and the SACEM Prize at the Concour Luxembourgeois pour Jeunes Solistes, finalist in the Torneo Internazional di Musica (TIM) in París and semifinal round in the International Saxophone Competition Jean Marie Londeix, Bangkok and prize for the artistic production in Malaga 2020.

        In orchestral groups, she collaborates as a member and solois saxophone in orchestras and wind band,  Municipal Symphonic Band of Madrid (BSMM), Malaga, Granada, Bilbao, Bordeaux and the European Youth Wind Orchestra (EUYWO), Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra (OFM) , Malaga Provincial Symphony Orchestra (OSPM), National Orchestra and Choir of Spain (OCNE).  The absolute premiere of Mercurial by composer Eneko Vadillo stands out, for saxophone and orchestra (Leonardo BBVA scholarship) with the Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra (OFM).

        Currently, Elisa combines her concert activity with teaching, being a guest saxophone professor at the Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien (MUK, Vienna), Hochschule für musik Würzburg (Germany), Andorra Saxfestival, SuperSax in Málaga, Saxfestival in Trento and Conservatorio Superior de Valencia and Alicante, among others.

         At the same time, she directs and is part of creative groups and projects with dance, electronics, literature and audiovisual, highlighting the premiere of her project La senda de las emociones in the circuits of the CNDM (National Center for Musical Diffusion), Women composers, los seres del mar, recommended CD of the month of October in Ritmo magazine, Ómicron XXI, 4×2, multidisciplinary project with guitar, literature and performance, Basel Komponiert (recording in collaboration with DRS radio in Zurich).

         Elisa undertakes an authentic commitment to contemporary art, highlighting her work with composers such as Eneko Vadillo, Arturo Fuentes, Sergio Blardony, Balz Trümpy, Jost Meier, Inés Badalo and Fernando J. Laguna. Likewise, she has been part of the Henri Selmer Paris artist list since 2017 and an ambassador of D’Addario Woodwinds Spain since 2019.

          Likewise, since 2022 she has been the artistic director of the Nerja Contemporary Music Festival. Besides, she is part of Henri SELMER París artists and D´addario Woodwinds España ambassador.

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