Ferran Gorrea Muñoz

Ferran Gorrea i Muñoz was born in Llíria (València, Spain), in 1995.

He finished his Saxophone Bachelor in Salamanca, in 2017, with Ángel Soria and Andrés Gomis as main teachers and other important musicians like Stefanos Spanopoulos or Brenno Ambrosini as complementary teachers. In February 2018 he is awarded with the “Extraordinary Bachelor Final Prize”. He has also attended several masterclasses with renowned saxophonists such as Timothy McAllister, Nikita Zimin, Marie-Bernadette Charrier, Arno Bornkamp, Jean-Marie Londeix, Claude Delangle, Vincent David, Antonio García Jorge or Paweł Gusnar.

He has been a founder member of the Slapsus Quartet from 2013 to 2017, winning the first prize at the 7thChamber Music Competition “Ciudad de Ávila” and the first prize at the 1st Chamber Music Competition “Ciudad de Salamanca”, both in 2016. He has been part of the 2.13 SAX Saxophone Ensemble and has played in many music festivals like the 32nd Spanish Music Festival of Badajoz, the 1st National Saxophone Convention in Madrid, the concert cycle “Clásica x Contemporáneos” in the National Auditorium of Music of Spain or together with Sigma Project Quartet at the 40th Ensems Festival in Valencia. Since 2017 he is also part of the Zurich Saxophone Collective, performing at the 10th Mallorca Saxophone Festival, the 17th World Saxophone Congress in Zagreb, the 2nd Zurich International Saxfest and in many other concerts, festivals and projects throughout Switzerland.  He is part of the Banda Primitiva de Llíria and has also been part of the Valencian Community Saxophone Orchestra, the Young Symphonic Band of the FSMCV and the Valencia Youth Wind Orchestra.

Ferran has premiered many solo and chamber music works by composers like Alvin Lucier, Junghae Lee, Mathias Steinauer, Till Löffler, Duncan Youngerman, David Bircher or Iñaki Estrada. He has also worked with other composers like Vinko Globokar, José María Sánchez-Verdú, Francesco Filidei, Javier Torres Maldonado, Lucas Fagín or Gabriele Manca.

He has performed as a soloist with several groups such as the renowned Banda Primitiva de Llíria (Spain) or the ensemble of the IMPULS Academy 2019 (Austria). In 2019 he is awarded the First Prize at the ZHdKContemporary Music Competition – Solo category.

Since 2017, he is pursuing his Master of Arts in Music Performance at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, in the class of Prof. Lars Mlekusch.