Josu Elberdin Badiola
Born in 1976 in Pasaia (Gipuzkoa, Spain), he started his musical studies at the Conservatory of Pasaia, Pasaia Musikal, where he obtained a degree as a teacher of piano and singing. He is also graduated in Social Education by UPV (Universidad del País Vasco).
Since 2000, he works as a Music teacher at the Musical School of Pasaia, and also works as an organist at Nuestra Señora del Carmen de Trintxerpe Church (Pasaia) since 1991.
He frequently serves as a clinician for both children and adult choir conducting workshops, and He also acts as adjudicator at National and International choral and composition competitions
Elberdin is world renowned for his compositions. He has won several composing awards and his works have been commissioned by prestigious choirs all over the world. He has also set compulsory scores for international choral contests such as the Tolosa International Choral Competition, Taipei International Choral Festival, Europa Cantat Junior, World Choral Simposium Argentina 2011 and Barcelona 2017, Quincena Musical de San Sebastián International Festival, Musikaste, and more.