"His highly personal aesthetic, introspective language, and inexhaustible imagination make to Ernesto Aurignac one of the composers who has astonished me the most in recent years."
"The music of Ernesto Aurignac represents one of the most intriguing languages of the moment."
"I deeply admire the music of Ernesto Aurignac. His sound and compositional technique exhibit incredible creativity, virtuosity, sensitivity, and truth."
"Ernesto Aurignac possesses all the qualities necessary to be a great composer: imagination, boldness, courage, and an unparalleled aesthetic. All of these aspects are evident in his music."
"Aurignac, a simply sublime maturity in his writing, with luminous soundscapes of a thousand colors."
"The musical prowess of Aurignac is infinite. He is a force of nature, and his ability, inventiveness, and mastery are evident in his identity as a composer."
Ernesto Aurignac was born in Malaga in 1982. A music enthusiast with a passion for classical and jazz music from an early age, he grew up listening to the great soloists and composers from both worlds. He studied Classical Saxophone at the Superior Conservatory of Music in Malaga, where he graduated at the age of 18. He was a member of two music bands: the Musical Band "Las Flores" and later, the Youth Band of Music Miraflores-Gibraljaire, where he met his teacher and musical inspiration, Don José María Puyana Guerrero.
At the age of 18, he moved to Barcelona, where he lived for 9 years, studying jazz independently and delving into the language of jazz, improvisation, and modern harmony. After a period in Madrid, he permanently settled back in his hometown.
Ernesto Aurignac is internationally recognized in the jazz world. In his career as a saxophonist, he has won numerous national and international awards, shared stages with masters and giants of the genre, been part of numerous recording projects, and traveled worldwide with his music, both leading his own projects and accompanying others. He has performed in the United States, Russia, Australia, Finland, Italy, Poland, Ecuador, France, Chile, Romania, Germany, Denmark, Portugal, Canada, Mexico, Belgium, Hungary, Austria, Bulgaria, Venezuela, Lebanon, the Czech Republic, and throughout Spain.
In 2012, Aurignac released "UNO," his first album composed entirely by himself. It is a work written for an orchestral instrumentation of 23 musicians. This work had a significant impact in the media and received extraordinary reviews in the jazz scene, also sparking broad interest in the classical music sphere. Aurignac discovered his compositional talent almost by chance, and in composition, he found what he had been seeking since the beginning of his musical journey: his own sonic identity. Since then, his dedication has been almost exclusively focused on composition.
He has written more than 150 pieces for various musical ensembles, premiered by the Gran Canaria Philharmonic Orchestra, Spanish Brass, Barcelona Municipal Band, Bilbao Municipal Band, Vitoria-Gasteiz Municipal Band, "La Artística" Musical Society of Buñol, Miraflores-Gibraljaire Music Band of Malaga, soloists such as Manuel Martínez of "Clarinet Players Barcelona," harmonica player Antonio Serrano, saxophonists Daniel Molina and Marta Romero, U Circle Breakers, Sedajazz Bigband, Clasijazz Bigband, Musikene Jazz Big Band, and several commissions for different editions of the FIAS in Madrid and for the Mano a Mano in Buñol 2023.
He has won several composition awards, notably the First Prize and Audience Prize in the "SBALZ 2021 International Composition Competition" for the piece "¡Hola Don Benetó!, organized by SPANISH BRASS, and was a finalist in the "International Composition Competition of the Vienna Classical Music Academy 2021."
The sound of his music is a fusion of his influences and life experiences. Classical and jazz music provided him with a broad harmonic-rhythmic-melodic perspective that he uses in the search for his sonic identity, resulting in a unique and recognizable compositional sound. His influences include expressionist music and French impressionism, especially composers Bèla Bartok, Igor Stravinsky, Claude Debussy, and Maurice Ravel. However, his sound also intertwines with other roots, popular, or traditional music, incorporating deep and unique sounds and personalities. Aurignac thus has a highly personal sound, with an imaginative richness of nuances and layers, making him one of the most distinctive musicians of our time and a reference creator.