As a saxophone musician sponsored by SELMER saxophones Paris, Xelo Giner Antich is an international concert musician renowned throughout Spain.
Her work reflects the timelessness and universality of the most human and deepest artistic expression: music through the performance, creation and the dissemination of live music works. She is a versatile performer who integrates diverse aspects into her work that range from classical to contemporary repertoire and recently-created works. Contemporary improvisation, mixed electroacoustic music, multidisciplinary projects, interaction with sound sculpture installations, and live videos and audiovisuals are some of her latest works at the forefront of avant-garde music.
Research on and interpretation of contemporary music together with the selection of repertoire connects her closely to great composers who have had a strong influence on her musical career. These include the works of G. Kurtág, G. Scelsi, I. Xenakis, H. Lanchemann, G. Grisey, T. Hosokawa, J. Cage, M. Lindberg, I. Malec, S. Gubaidulina, G. Aperghis, K. Stockhausen, J.M. Lopez, J. M. Sanchez-Verdú, P. Hurel and L. Berio. She has given national premieres of the works of I. Xenakis, P. Niblock, A. Curran, M. Sotelo, B. Furrer, H. Lachenmann, G. Kurtág, F. Guerrero, S. Steen Andersen, E. Poppe, P. Jodlowski, S. Gubaidulina and R. Lazkano.
Noteworthy world premieres include Concierto para saxofón barítono solista y Grup Instrumental by composer Joan Guinjoan at the Festival de Música Contemporánea de Córdoba and at the Auditori Nacional de Catalunya.
She collaborates regularly with the Orquestra de la Comunidad Valenciana and is a contemporary chamber music professor at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragón.
As a soloist, she has given concerts in Japan, England, Canada, France, Portugal, Mexico, Switzerland, China, Germany, Italy and Hungary.
She was invited by composer György Kurtág to contribute to a tribute in his honor on the occasion of his 90th birthday at the Palace of Arts in Budapest.
In Spain, she works extensively as a soloist, with concerts of note organized by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Culture, Institut Valencià de la Música, Centro para la Difusión de la Música Contemporánea, Spanish National Music Auditorium, Sociedad General de Autores y Editores, Liberi Editori Autori, Phonos, Kutxa, Asociación de Música Electroacústica de España, Auditori Nacional de Catalunya, Palau de la Música de Valencia, Teatre Principal de València, Teatro Galileo in Madrid, University of Alcalá, Universitat de València and University of Barcelona.
She has given concerts and master classes internationally at the University of Parma in Italy, University of Aveiro in Portugal and the University of Tokyo in Japan.
Her participation in festivals has been extensive, encompassing the International Contemporary Music Festival in Alicante, Forum Wallis Switzerland, the International Computer Music Conference in 2005, Ensems, International Annual Experimental Music Meeting, Avuí Música, Mostra Sonora, La musique d’aujourd’hui of Valencia à la Métropole, Congreso Internacional de Música y Tecnologías Contemporáneas (CIMTEC), Keroxen in Tenerife, the World Saxophone Congresses in Montreal and Strasbourg, Museo Vostell Malpartida, Rafel Festival, Bernaola Festival in Vitoria, IV Kuraia Festival, Festival After Cage in Pamplona, Festival Radical DB, and with institutions such as Museum of Contemporary Art in Bayonne, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, Mexican Center for Music and Sonic Arts (CMMAS), the Guggenheim in Bilbao, Instituto Cervantes de Berlín, and the Casa del Suono in Parma (Italy), among others.
She regularly collaborates with the Orquestra de la Comunidad Valenciana under the baton of such renowned conductors as Zubin Mehta and Lorin Maazel. Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid, Orquesta Sinfónica Radio Televisión Española, Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine, Basque National Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra Pablo Sarasate and Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa. She has participated in the International Youth Wind Orchestra and has been a saxophone soloist for the Banda Municipal de Barcelona.
She founded the Equilater Ensemble with Sisco Aparici and Pedro Castaño, Cseallox with cellist Kazuhisa Ogawa, Sonodualis with mezzo soprano Sara Almazán, Ensemble d’Arts with violinist Jenny Guerra and Miguel Angel Berbis, and the Ánemos trio with Alessandra Rombolá and Pilar Fontalba.
She has taught as professor at the Conservatorio Superior de Navarra and Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragón. She has given various master classes in Tokyo, at the University of Aveiro, University of Manchester and University of Parma, as well as advanced courses organized by the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia of Spain, the Government of the Basque Country, Generalitat Valenciana and Conservatorio Superior de Extremadura, in addition to permanent summer “Cursos de Alt Rendiment” courses in Ontinyent (Valencia) and at Forum Musikae, organized by Alfonso X el Sabio University.
On scholarship from the Institut Valencià de la Música, the French Ministry of Culture and Artistas Intérpretes o Ejecutantes de la música, she completed her saxophone studies at the Conservatoire de Bordeaux with professors and concert artists Jean-Marie Londeix and Marie- Bernadette Charrier, earning the Gold medal for unanimity and congratulations of the jury (France, 1998-1999) and the Medal of honor from the Ville de Bordeaux (1999-2000). She was recognized in international performance contests Tim, Pedro Bote, Allegro and Gustav Bumker in Germany.