Enrike Solinís baroque guitar and artistic leader
Born in Bilbao, Enrike Solinís Azpiazu studied guitar and early music at the Conservatorio Superior de Música J. C. de Arriaga in Bilbao, and at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya in Barcelona. Winner of numerous international awards, including the Concurso Internacional de Comillas, the Concurso Internacional Ataulfo Argenta, and the Concurso Internacional Andrés Segovia, he is considered one of the great virtuosi of his generation.
Solinís has performed with such prestigious ensembles as Hespèrion XXI, Le Concert des Nations, and la Capella Real de Catalunya (all directed by Jordi Savall), the Akademie für Alte Musik, and Le Concert d’Astrée. He has appeared at major international stages, including Carnegie Hall, the Konzerthaus Berlin, and the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris. He has recorded on Glossa, Naïve, Zig-Zag Territories, Arsis, Alta Vox, and other labels. He also directs his own Baroque ensemble, the Euskal Barrokensemble, founded in Bilbao in 2006.