MUSIKAGILEAK, Euskal Herriko Musikagileen Elkartea

About us

MUSIKAGILEAK is a non-profit association which aims at developing and promoting Basque music from all epochs with a particular emphasis on contemporary creation. In order to achieve the general goals defined in its rules, MUSIKAGILEAK promotes activities such as concerts, competitions, workshops, panel discussions, publications and has established agreements with Basque institutions and musical agents. MUSIKAGILEAK is a member of ISCM (International Society of Contemporary Music) and EHMBE (Basque Country Music Office).

Among its large scale activities, MUSIKAGILEAK currently offers an annual Festival of Contemporary Music with concerts resorting to a wide range of creative and instrumental ressources. It regularly collaborates with the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra and the Basque National Orchestra to organize concerts with works by the associated composers. MUSIKAGILEAK also works closely with other local festivals like Smash (Donostia), Bernaola (Gasteiz), Quincena Musical (Donostia), Musikaste (Errenteria). It promotes its educational activities with workshops and seminars, in collaboration with Musikene as well, and has developed teaching actions around José María Usandizaga besides San Sebastian DSS2016 European Capital of Culture. It has established an agreement with the Etxepare Institute that has allowed it to extend its goals on an international level, working with musicians and festivals from other countries. But above all, MUSIKAGILEAK has become a privileged interlocutor of great visibility for many different institutions.