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in 1960. He studied Composition and Piano at the Conservatoire of his native
city, where also studied Orchestral Conducting with Manuel Galduf, achieving
the highest qualifications and obtaining the Honour Prize in Counterpoint and
Fugue, in Composition, and Mention of Honour in Orchestral Conducting.
He is professor of Composition and Instrumentation at the Conservatorio Superior de Música Joaquín Rodrigo in Valencia.
Elected Member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of
, reads his
inaugural lecture in 2010. In 2011, The IX International Classical Contemporary Music Festival of Lima (Perú)
to him and he was awarded the Antara Prize for his "brilliant artistic career". In 2015 is appointed Artistic Director of the International Contemporary Music Festival ENSEMS of Valencia.
He was Principal
Conductor of Grup Contemporani beetwen
1990. He won the
Valencia Chamber Music Prize twice, in 1984 and 1986, and the second prize
in the Manuel Palau National Conducting Competition in
1990 won the First
Prize in the III Internacional Composition Competition of JONDE with his
work PRÁCTICAS DE PASIÓN.
He was awarded the First Prize in several International Choral Composition
Competitions, standing out among them the Juan
Bautista Comes Internacional Prize in 1997, the FECOCOVA Prize in three occasions and the Fernando Remacha
Scholarship of the International Choral
Composition Competition Coral de Cámara de Pamplona in 2006.
He has had
commissions by the Spanish National Orchestra (PIANO CONCERTO), the
“Art and Technology” Foundation of Telefónica (GRIS), the Generalitat
Valenciana (CLINAMEN and the CLARINET CONCERTO), the
Center for Contemporary Music Diffussion (TRIBAL and LIRAS Y ENDECHA), the
Castellón Philharmonic Society (CONCIERTO PARA
ORQUESTA), del Centro Nacional de Difusión Musical (LUNAS DE KLEE), del I.N.A.E.M. (GLASPERLENSPIEL I), etc.
In 1988 the Council
of Valencia commissioned him the composition of a TE DEUM to celebrate the
750th anniversary of the Conquest of the City in the Cathedral, with the
attendance of the King and the Queen of Spain. This work was recorded in CD and
was awarded later the 2nd Prize in the III International
Symphonic Choral Composition Competition of JONDE in 1991.
He was appointed Composer in residence of the Joven
during 2001 and 2002, composing by
commission from this orchestra and his conductor Manuel Galduf the works VESTIGIOS, for chamber orchestra and electroacustic
music, and SOBRE LOS ÁNGELES, for symphonic
orchestra, both recorded in a monographic CD.
By the end of 2007,
de les Arts Reina Sofía asked him to compose a PRELUDIO FESTIVO in
order to inaugurate its Auditorium. It was premiered that same year by Lorin Maazel conducting the Orquesta de
la Comunidad Valenciana.
February 2008 was played again his TE DEUM in the Cathedral
of Valencia, this time for the celebration of the King James I 800th birth anniversary. The event was officiated by Cardinal García Gascó, in the
presence of the President of the Generalitat Valenciana and the Mayor of the
city, and was broadcasted live by TV.
In February the 10th, 2012, in the Auditorio of Castellón, Zubin Metha, conducting the Orquesta de
la Comunidad Valenciana
premiered with great success his CONCERTO for ORCHESTRA Op. 73, concert repeated the next day in the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía de Valencia.
catalogue of works has more than 80 compositions which have been performed in
, Perú, etc. His discography includes up to now more than 27 CDs, offering
several of his most representative works. As a Musical Producer, he has
released 9 CDs, eight of them containig orquestal music and vocal-symphonic music with the EGT label.
He has composed and
conducted scene music to request of the Centro Dramático Valenciano y del Thèâtre de la Commune de París
From 1993 to 1995 he was living in London working as a freelance composer. Since 1989 he
has made several seminaries, lectures and reports about composition and contemporary
music in Spain and abroad.