Íñigo Pirfano was born in Bilbao (Spain). He studied his M.A. in Philosophy at ‘Universidad Complutense’ in Madrid. Since september 1997, he studied at Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Mozarteum in Salzburg (Austria) Orchestral, Choral and Opera Conducting. Finally, he took there a Conducting Diploma with Distinguished grade -‘Auszeichnung’-. Then, he continued his studies with Sir Colin Davis in Dresden and with Karl-Heinz Bloemeke and Kurt Masur in Detmold (Germany).
All his work as an Orchestra Conductor has been developed in Europe and Latin America where he has conducted different Orchestras like ‘Bilbao Symphony Orchestra’, ‘Euskadi Symphony Orchestra’, ‘Navarra Symphony Orchestra’, ‘Blutenburg Kammerphilharmonie München’, ‘Hamburger Symphoniker’, ‘Stettiner Philharmonie’ ‘National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia’, ‘National Symphony Orchestra of Panama’, ‘National Symphony Orchestra of Perú’, etc., unanimously praised by critics and public alike. He made his operistic debut with the production of Manuel de Falla’s ‘Retablo de Maese Pedro’ (Master Peter’s Puppet Show), within the tribute given by the Spanish Institution ‘Círculo de Bellas Artes’ to the worldwide known Miguel de Cervantes’ literary figure, Don Quixote.
He has published three books: ‘Ebrietas. El Poder de la Belleza’ (2012), ‘Inteligencia Musical’ (2013) and ‘Música para leer’ (2014), with a prologue by Plácido Domingo. He is a regular speaker at some of the most important forums of Spain and Latin America, as Fundación Telefónica, Banco Santander, IESE Business School, la Caixa, International Centre for Leadership Development, Davivienda, Janssen Cilag or Fundación Rafael del Pino.