Thessaloniki, Greece | 13 - 15 April 2018
Internationally acclaimed by critics as an “accordion prodigy”, Ander Tellería is one of the most active accordionists and with better prospects in Spain. The passion he feels for the instrument he plays, the combination of styles and periods in the programmes he plays in his concerts and the importance he always places on the connection between the performer and the public make Tellería an outstanding musician.
On the one hand, his interest in ancient music and his research work on this field have led him to develop new sounds in the accordion and create the mesotonic accordion, an instrument with design and tuning features that make it similar to the sound of the Spanish Renaissance. On the other hand, his zest for innovation and the search of new ways of
expression have led Ander Tellería to work with contemporary composers like José María Sanchez-Verdú, Yu Kuwabara, Markus Stockhausen, Snezana Nesic, Akira Nishimura, Ramón Lazkano, Zuriñe Gerenabarrena, Wen Liu, Stefano Bonilauri, Antonio Lauzurika, Mauricio Sotelo, Agustín Charles, Carlos Trujillo, Naoto Kobayashi, Mikel Urquiza, Aurelio Edler-Copes, Francisco José Ríos and Carlos Perales and to perform numberless premieres of their works.
Besides showing his huge talent as an accordionist in the concerts he regulary gives in countries like Spain, Argentina, Germany, France and Japan and Holland or in prestigious festivals like Brucknerfest Linz in Austria , Ander Tellería is developing a solid career as a soloist, having offered concerts with orchestras like Norddeutsches Philarmonisches
Orchester, Spanish National Orchestra, Bilbao Symphonic Orchestra, Ensemble Ciklus and Orquesta Sinfónica de Radio Televisión Española (ORTVE), under the baton of Rafael Payaré,N. de Paz or Gil Raveh.
He has performed in venues like Palau de la Música Catalana, Auditorio Nacional, Palacio Euskalduna, Teatro Monumental de Madrid, Beethoven Saal of Hannover or Bucknerhaus of Linz and has been involved in recordings under the name of Ander Tellería accordió y Acordeón Clásico. His performances have been broadcast on national and international media like Televisión Española, Radio Clásica, Radio Nacional de España, PuntoRadio, Norddeutsche Radio or NDR TV Hannover, to name a few.
The extraordinary quality of his performances has been acknowledged with numerous international awards, highlighted among them John Cage International Prize for New Music Players, First Prize International in the Accordion Competition of Pula (Croatia), First Prize Juventudes Musicales of Spain, Prize Ayuntamiento de Sitges in the International Chamber Music Competition Mirabent i Magrans, Prize for the Best Performance of a Catalan author in the Primer Palau or First Prize in the! Concurs Instrumental Saint Anastassi.
Graduated from the Music Conservatory of the Basque Country (Musikene) under the leadership of Iñaki Alberdi and from the Hochschule für Musik Würzburg (Germany), where he earned a Master in Music Interpretation under Stefan Hussong, with a grant from the Basque Government. He has completed his training with the most representative teachers of the different accordion schools like Matti Rantannen, Claudio Jacomucci, Geir Draugsvoll, Carlos Iturralde, James Crabb, Jacques Mornet, Nathalie Boucheix, Miren Iñarga, Janne Rattya, Francesco Palazzo, Joseph Maccerolo, Aitor Furundarena or Elsbeth Moser.
Committed to bringing music to the new generations, Ander Tellería currently combines his career as a performer with teaching accordion at the Music Conservatory of Aragón.