A Spanish composer born in 1968 at Saint-Sébastien.
After studying composition with Francisco Escudero at the Higher San Sebastian Conservatory, Ramon Lazkano entered the Paris Conservatory in the classes of Gérard Grisey for orchestration and Alain Bancquart for composition (1987-1993). He studied computer music at Ircam (1989-1991) and completed his training in composition and analysis with Gilles Tremblay at the Montreal Conservatory (1992), before, on returning to Paris, following conducting classes with Jean-Sébastien Béreau and Arturo Tamayo. In residence with the National Youth Orchestra of Spain in 1998 and, in 1999, at the Regional Strasburg Conservatory along with Luis de Pablo, he lived in Rome at the Spanish Academy for History, Archæology and Fine Arts (1994-1995) and at the Villa Medici (2001-2002). His language incorporates micro-intervals and polyrhythmic techniques in clear harmonies and meters and his musical approach focusses on intertextuality, silence and the experience of sound. His works include Su-Itzalak (first performed at the Présences festival in 1992 and gaining a special mention at the Gaudeamus Competition), Hitzaurre Bi (Composition Prize from the Prince Pierre de Monaco Foundation, 1995), Auhen Kantuak (Prize of the Leonard Bernstein Foundation, 1997), Canciones de Ausencia (premiered at the Musica festival, 1999), Lur-Itzalak (2003), Ortzi Isilak (2005), El Hombre Acecha (2008) and a chamber music cycle begun in 2001, Igeltsoen Laborategia, in reference to the work of the sculptor Jorge Oteiza.