Iván Nogueira (1990) was born in Vigo, a city in the northern Spanish region of Galicia. Since he was a small kid, Iván wanted to make music. He was playing piano at first, although since the moment his parents gave him a cello at the age of 8, it’s been his biggest passion and his true companion.
After completing courses at the music school of his hometown in 2009, he moved to Zaragoza to keep developing his musical skills as a classical player at the Zaragoza conservatory (CSMA). Driven by his curiosity, he lived valuable experiences there which weren’t a part of his classical education, such as playing in the Tango ensemble “Orquesta Típica Central”, in the theater orchestra “Orquesta de las Esquinas” or playing at the street with his pop and rock string trio “Trio Aragonaise”. Back then, Iván was already playing in these groups, but also composing and arranging for them, which grew to become a very important skill for the DOT quartet and for other projects he’s involved in.
In 2013, after graduating at CSMA, Iván moved to Rotterdam, The Netherlands, to enroll for the classical master of music at Codarts Conservatory and to live new experiences.
Iván started adopting the Netherlands and its cultural life right away, and is now very active in the music scene in and around Rotterdam, participating in the creation and development of projects within classical and non-classical music. He also teaches music in local schools, and speaks Dutch fluently. At the moment, Iván lives and works Rotterdam, combining his activities at DOT Quartet with many other musical collaborations.