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The Disciplines of a Dean (HKAPA Stories)

December 2022 The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts eNews (Winter 2022) Dean of Music Dr Iñaki Sandoval wants to allow “white space” for students to experiment and develop their personal artistic voice but also aims to teach the lessons of professional life that he has learnt as a performing artist and record label founder……
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Appointment as Dean of the School of Music, at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA)

August 2022 The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA), established by The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Ordinance in 1984, is a leading tertiary institution in the performing arts in Asia. It provides professional undergraduate education and practice-based postgraduate studies. The study encompasses Chinese Opera, Dance, Drama, Film and Television, Music, and Theatre…
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New YouTube Official Channel

January 2022 New YouTube channel: SUBSCRIBE for new music videos, live performances, tutorials, and more!

New Video Series for Roland: FANTOM

December 2021 Iñaki has been collaborating with Roland since 2011 as a Roland artist, using its amazing gear for live performance and recordings. In addition, Iñaki regularly demonstrates and makes video tutorials of its keyboards and synthesizers. The last contribution is the impressive Roland FANTOM, a professional synthesizer with workstation functions (controller, sampler, and sequencer):…
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Steinway’s Lunch Concerts

June 2020. STEINWAY’S LUNCH CONCERTS Watch Iñaki’s Concert From Steinway & Sons homepage Dear pianists, friends and followers, When the lockdowns became inevitable, we set up Steinway’s Lunch Concerts as a platform for (Young) Steinway Artists, Spirio Artists and members of the Steinway Prizewinner Concerts Network  in order to stay connected with their audiences. This project turned out to be enormously successful and…
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Arts & Society after the Pandemic Crisis: Challenges and Opportunities in Higher Education

May 2020, Viljandi, Estonia. We are currently living in an extraordinary situation due to the global state of emergency originated by the infamous Covid-19 virus which has paralyzed and isolated the whole world. While fighting against the virus and its transmission among the population -especially between the most vulnerable groups and the elderly-, all non-essential…
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Aspen Institute Spain – Alumni Seminar

October 2019, Ronda, Spain. The Aspen Institute Spain alumni seminar “Transatlantic Values at a Crossroads” took place in the Real Maestranza of Ronda on October 17-20, 2019. The seminar, organized in collaboration with The Aspen Institute (USA), was moderated by Todd Breyfogle, Managing Director of Executive Leadership Seminars at The Aspen Institute (USA). This edition featured…
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Release of the complete edition of “The Estonian Trilogy”, solo piano 3 cds-set

January 2019, Tallinn, Estonia. The complete edition of The Estonian Trilogy has just been is already available in a 3 cd-set. Featuring the 3 solo piano studio albums: “Winter Poems”, “Mimesis”, and “Harmonic Etudes”. Introspective, quiet and minimalistic, all-new original compositions for solo piano. The music is inspired by Estonia: its people, traditions, and culture,…
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Tbilisi, Georgia

October 2019, Tbilisi, Georgia. Within the celebrations of the Spanish national day, I performed a solo-piano concert in Georgia at the Tbilisi State Conservatory’s beautiful historic hall. What a wonderful night, full room, which was followed during the week by masterclasses with students and performances with my dear friend saxophonist Reso Kiknadze. Tbilisi is a…
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Spanish National Day: Solo Piano Concert at Narva Castle, Estonia

October 2019, Narva, Estonia. Spanish National Day celebrations on October 12th had a musical highlight this year. The Spanish Embassy in Estonia and the city of Narva hosted a solo piano concert by Iñaki Sandoval at the Hermann Castle, a beautiful medieval castle founded in 1256 which sets Estonia’s eastern border to Russia. The concert…
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Brazil Tour 2019

June 2019, Brasilia, Brazil. June 24: Porto AlegrePlace: Renaissance TheatreAddress: AV. Erico Verissimo, 307-Azenha June 25: BrasiliaPlace: Ctj Hall, Thomas JeffersonAddress: Seps 706/906, via w5 south – south wing, DF June 26: Brasilia, Master ClassPlace: University of BrasiliaAddress: Music Department Auditorium, SG Building 8, Darcy Ribeiro campus June 27: Sao PauloPlace: Theatre cultural UnibesAddress: Oscar…
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Conferences and Concerts in Lisbon, Pamplona, and San Sebastian

October 2019, Lisbon, Portugal. October 18: Escola de Música Superior de Lisboa, Lisbon (Portugal) October 24: Conservatorio Superior de Música de Navarra, Pamplona (Spain) October 26: Musikene, San Sebastian (Spain)


THE ESTONIAN TRILOGY: PART III Release date: July 21, 2018. Harmonic Etudes is the third and last part of the Estonian Trilogy, 3-set albums recorded during Iñaki Sandoval’s residence in Estonia. The inspiration for this music comes mainly from the impressionistic music of Ravel and Debussy, and a search for understanding harmony in a deep…
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Presentation at the Pärnu Leadership Conference

April, 2018. Pärnu, Estonia. Leadership and jazz music have a lot of things in common: improvisation, entrepreneurship mindset… I had the opportunity to share my ideas with top international business leaders and to discuss about music creation and organizational structures and project management. Iñaki Full interview at AriPäev newspaper

“Carta de España” magazine, interview

December 2017, Tallinn, Estonia. Interview by Pablo San Roman for “Carta de España” magazine, Ministery of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration of Spain. Read the full interview


THE ESTONIAN TRILOGY: PART II Release date: March 21, 2018. After Winter Poems -the first part of the Estonian trilogy-, Mimesis continues with an intimate and minimalistic aesthetic, but in a different musical form. Mimesis features two suites for solo piano in the style of theme with variations. The Suite for Piano No. 1, in…
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“Estonian Suite” concert dates: Estonian 100th anniversary

February 2018, Viljandi, Estonia. With the occasion of the celebrations of the 100 anniversary of Estonian independence (February 24, 1918-2018), Iñaki will perform 5 consecutive solo piano concerts in Estonia, presenting the work “Estonian Suite”, just released. The funds raised from the concerts will go toward scholarship programs for young students. February 19: Otepää February 20: Pärnu February…
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THE ESTONIAN TRILOGY: PART I Release date: December 21, 2017 Winter Poems is the first set of new original music composed and recorded during Iñaki Sandoval’s residence in Estonia. From short beautiful pieces (“Four Nocturnes”) to more elaborated and complex works (“Ravel Painting the Snow, Images”) the whole album exhales lyrism and introspection, where silence…
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All About Jazz review of “Estonian Suite”

November, 2017. Review by Bruce Lindsay. The move from the warm and sunny south of Europe to the no-less-beautiful but somewhat colder Baltic state seems to have kick started a period of intense creativity. Estonian Suite: Live In Tallinn shows Sandoval’s strengths as a solo performer of great sensitivity and dynamism: another excellent addition to his…
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University of Tartu’s Professorship Inaugural Lecture on “Influences of Impressionism in Jazz Harmony”

October 26, 2017, Tartu, Estonia. Inaugural lecture by Iñaki Sandoval “Color Palette: Influences of Impressionism in Jazz Harmony” On 26 October at 16:15, UT Professor of Jazz Music Iñaki Sandoval will deliver his inaugural lecture on the influences of Impressionism in jazz harmony. The lecture is in English and is held in the assembly hall…
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Release date: September 21, 2017 Solo piano concert recorded live at the Tallinn Philharmonic Society on March 15, 2017, featuring works from The Estonian Trilogy studio albums “Winter Poems”, “Mimesis”,  and “Harmonic Etudes”, which will be released in 2018. All brand new compositions by Iñaki Sandoval. The music of “Estonian Suite: Live in Tallinn” is…
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MIMESIS premiere at the Festival of Music and Philosophy in Ronda, Spain.

July 2017, Ronda, Spain. Every year the Real Maestranza de Caballería de Ronda hosts a beautiful summer festival devoted to music and philosophy. For its XVIII edition I have been honored to write a commission work for solo piano to be premiered at the festival. Mimesis is the theme title of the program, which also…
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Radio interview at the Estonian National Public Radio ERR Klassika, by Ivo Heinloo

Monographic interview at the Estonian Public Radio ERR Klassikaraadio, by Ivo Heinloo Listen the full interview (Estonian/English audio)

Monographic program at the Spanish National Public Radio RNE3 “Discopolis”, by José Miguel López

Monographic radio interview at “Discopolis”, Spanish National Public Radio, RNE3, by José Miguel López. Listen interview (Spanish audio)

Mercè Brey & Iñaki Sandoval: “Vision in Blue”, first concerts in Barcelona and Madrid, Spain

February 2017, Madrid, Spain. Iñaki Sandoval´s piano and Mercè Brey´s book You are the best that has ever happened to you… Love yourself!, bring us to a self reflective and meditative environment, with thoughts around the sense of our own existence and the ability to develop a better world. First concerts in Barcelona (February 14)…
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