Aitor Hevia

He started learning violin under the guidance of his father, J. Ramón Hevia. He continued his studies with I. Nashouskin, finishing his degree at the “Conservatorio Superior de Música de Oviedo”. He would later study with Keiko Wataya at the “Conservatorium van Amsterdam” where he graduated “Cum Laude”. He attended violin masterclasses with A. Mikline, León Ara, Boris Garlitzky, Ilya Grubert and Charles-André Linale.

He has been awarded scholarships by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science, the Principality of Asturias and “Cajastur”.

His recording of Vivaldi´s Four Seasons together with Forma Antiqva has been recently release to critical acclaim. “The best Four Seasons in history” (Diverdi. Eduardo Torrico.)

As soloist he has performed with several orchestras, both in Spain and abroad, Mozart Sinfonia Concertante, Sibelius Concerto and Prokofiev Concerto nº 1.  He has been member of the JONDE (Spanish National Youth Orchestra) and EUYO (European Union Youth Orchestra), working with conductors such C. Maria Giulini, Sir Collin Davis, B. Haitink and V. Ashkenazy.

Since his early steps as a musician, he was fascinated by chamber music, finding a unique way of expression. In 2003 he founded the Cuarteto Quiroga, now established as one of the most dynamic groups of its generation. The ensemble regularly appears at mail halls and festivals in Europe and America, among others Wigmore Hall London, Philarmonie Berlin, Concertgebouw Doelen Rotterdam, Auditorio Nacional Madrid, Auditori Barcelona, Palau de la Musica, Heidelberg Frühling, Stockholmis Nybrokajen, Frick Collection New York, Teatro Solís Montevideo, Buenos Aires, etc…

In 2007 the Cuarteto Quiroga was awarded the Spanish National Radio Cultural Prize (Premio Ojo Crítico). Studies with Professors Rainer Schmidt, Walter Levine and Hatto Beyerle have deeply influence the musical personality of both Aitor Hevia and the Cuarteto Quiroga.

Deeply committed with teaching, Aitor Hevia has been Keiko Wataya´s assistant at her violin class of Musikene.

He is currently string quartet teacher at the “Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragón” and at the International Summer Academy of Llanes.