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Olatz Ruiz
de Gordejuela Aguirre

violin - academy 2019/2020

Born in Mendaro in the North of Spain in 1997, Olatz Ruiz de Gordejuela Aguirre started playing the violin when she was four years old. She received lessons from Keiko Wataya since 2010 and in 2013 enrolled at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Madrid to study violin with Zakhar Bron and Yuri Volguin and chamber music with Heime Muller and Márta Gulyás. Between 2016 and 2019 she studied with Klara Flieder at the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg.

Olatz received masterclasses from musicians such as Ferenc Rados, Leonidas Kavakos, Shmuel Ashkenazi, Gérard Caussé, Michaela Martin, Nicolás Chumachenco and Vadim Gluzman at the Academie de Musique de Versailles, Rencontres Musicales Internationales des Graves, the violin festival in Oettingen and summer courses such as the International Mendelssohn Summer School Festival in Hamburg and the Festival Manuel de Falla.

She has been a prize winner in competitions such as Violines por la Paz, Intercentros Melómano and the Anton Rubinstein Competition. 

Olatz Ruiz de Gordejuela Aguirre plays on a Italian violin by Francesco Maurizi, made in Appignano circa 1880.

Born in Mendaro in the North of Spain in 1997, Olatz Ruiz de Gordejuela Aguirre started playing the violin when she was four years old. She received lessons from Keiko Wataya since 2010 and in 2013 enrolled at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Madrid to study violin with Zakhar Bron and Yuri Volguin and chamber music with Heime Muller and Márta Gulyás. Between 2016 and 2019 she studied with Klara Flieder at the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg.

Olatz received masterclasses from musicians such as Ferenc Rados, Leonidas Kavakos, Shmuel Ashkenazi, Gérard Caussé, Michaela Martin, Nicolás Chumachenco and Vadim Gluzman at the Academie de Musique de Versailles, Rencontres Musicales Internationales des Graves, the violin festival in Oettingen and summer courses such as the International Mendelssohn Summer School Festival in Hamburg and the Festival Manuel de Falla.

She has been a prize winner in competitions such as Violines por la Paz, Intercentros Melómano and the Anton Rubinstein Competition. 

Olatz Ruiz de Gordejuela Aguirre plays on a Italian violin by Francesco Maurizi, made in Appignano circa 1880.