Born in Algorta, Bizkaia, Spain in 1967, Isabel Urrutia studied composition, piano and music pedagogy in her country. Subsequently, she went on to train with composer José Luis Campana in Paris from 1997 until 2003. Her works have been premiered by international soloists from the Intercontemporain Ensemble, the Orchestra of Paris and the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra, such as: Pierre Strauch, André Cazalet, Jean Geoffroy and also by international ensembles such as: Arcema Ensemble/Paris, Arditti Quartet. Her works have been performed in various concert halls and music festivals in Europe, America and Asia, including in Spain, Germany, France, Italy, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, U.S.A, Russia, China. She has given conferences and master classes on her music in various universities and conservatories both in Europe and in America, including in Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Argentina, Chile. She has won various national and international composition competitions with her orchestral works, such as the Spanish Association of Symphonic Orchestras Prize, (A.E.O.S.), and the “Grazyna Baciewicz” International Composition Competition of Poland. Currently, she is a lecturer at the Higher School of Music of Basque Country where she teaches harmony and counterpoint.