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Unai Iturriaga

Personal details

Name
Iturriaga, Unai
Complet name and surname
Iturriaga Zugaza-Artaza, Unai
Birth
1974 Durango + Durango < Durangaldea < Bizkaia < Basque Country

Bertsolarism

Main specialization
Bertsolaria
Specializations
Bertso irakaslea
Bertso-transkribatzailea
Eragilea

Biographical details

Biography
Holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, he has experience in other kind of arts beyond bertsolaritza: scriptwriter, draftsman, member of the music group Gu ta Gutarrak…
He approached bertsolaritza when he was 13 thanks to the bertsolari Jon Lopategi and at the same time, he started attending the bertso-eskola (bertsolaritza workshops) of Durangaldea directed by Santi Belar “Begi”. He won several interschool championships, both in Bizkaia and Euskal Herria.
He reached the final of the National Bertsolaris Championship in 1993 and in all those in which he participated later, from 1997 to 2013. He bid farewell to the competition in this last edition. In addition, he won the championship in Bizkaia in 1994 and 1996 (which was from Araba and Bizkaia at that time). In fact, he has participated in all the championships in Bizkaia from 1990 to 2004, and has been runner-up in most of them.

First steps in bertsolarism

Lehen plaza
Izurtzan, 13 urte zituenean, frontoian, Durangoko bertso eskolako kideekin.

Publications

Argitaratutako liburuak
Berandu da gelditzeko. Susa, 1999.
Isladak. Zubia, 1997
Argitaratutako grabazioak
7 Eskale. Barrenkaleko bluesak. Gaztelupeko Hotsak, 1997.
7 Eskale. Bertso berriak pobreziari jarriak. GOR, 1996
Ekoizpen oharrak
Batez ere irudimenean jo du goia; hori da Unairi aipatzen zaiona. Batez ere.

Other works

Bertso jarri ezagunenak
Zazpi eskale emankizunekoak