“I have always loved its beautiful sound and expressiveness, it is much more than a very fine instrument. A Steinway piano is my choice.”
Pianist and composer, Iñaki Sandoval is one of the most internationally recognized Spanish musicians, having performed all over the world, recording and collaborating with musicians such as Eddie Gomez, Billy Hart, Carles Benavent, Horacio Fumero, David Xirgu, Stefan Karlsson, Sizao Machado, and Greg Badolato. He is graduated from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, and Ph.D. from the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
At present, he holds the position of director and professor at the University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy, in Estonia. He has been founding director of the jazz department and Dean of Graduate Studies at the Liceu Conservatory in Barcelona, and director of L’Aula of Modern Music (Berklee International Network of Schools). He is a council member of the European Association of Conservatories (AEC) and board member of the International Association of Jazz Schools (IASJ).
His last release, “The Estonian Trilogy”, a 3-cd solo piano set, with 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.