|THIRD SECTION – Wednesday 30th Juny
Palau de la Música 18:00 h
“Club Europe” by Martin Ellerby
L`Harmonia Societat Musical de Alacant (Alicante)
Conductor: José Tomás Moñinos Baeza
Pasodoble: “Musical Apolo” by Amando Blanquer Ponsoda
Free choice:"Seven Wonders of the Ancient World”
(1.- The Temple of Artemis. 3.- The Statue of Zeus) by Alex Poelman
Banda Sinfónica del Municipio de La Ceja del Tambo (Colombia)
Conductor: Juan Felipe Arias Villa
Pasodoble: “San Pedro” by Victoriano Valencia Rincón
Free Choice: “Meigas” (1.- Encontro de meigas. 2.- Meiga Feiticeira. 3.- Conxuros, pócimas e o meigallo. 4.- Noite de meigas) by Juan Gonzalo Gómez Deval
Banda Musical de Redován (Alicante)
Conductor: Mario Ruíz Barberá
Pasodoble: “El Capitán” by Camilo Pérez Laporta
Free Choice: “Danzón nº 2” by Arturo Márquez Navarro
Banda Municipal de Ejea de los Caballeros (Zaragoza)
Conductor: Javier Comenge Leonar
Pasodoble: “La Gracia de Dios” by Ramón Roig
Free Choice: “La Gazza Ladra” by Gioacchino Rossini (Arr: G. Beigbeder)
Unión Musical de Catarroja (Valencia)
Conductor: Filiberto Mira Ortega
Pasodoble: “A mi madre” by Roque Baños
Free Choice: “The Legend of Flathead Lake” by Carl Wittrock
Banda de Música “Sementeira” de Cambre (A Coruña)
Conductor: Francisco Javier Vidal Suárez
Pasodoble: “Al meu Iaio” by Ferrer Ferran
Free Choice: “Cavaleiros de Santiago” (1.- Introduçao. 2.- Alvorada. 3.- Canção. 4.- Pandeirada. 5.- Moinheira. 6.- Dança quebrada. 7.- Coda) by José Luis Represas Carrera
Orquesta de Metais Lyra Tatuí (Brasil) - (Guest Band)
Conductor: Adalto Soares and Silvia Zambonini
|L`Harmonia Societat Musical de Alacant (Alicante)
HISTORY OF THE BAND
The Music Association was founded in August 2005 by a group of musicians and music enthusiasts. Its objectives are: broaden the range of music the city of Alicante has to offer; develop quality music; organize concerts, courses, conferences, festivals; attend contests and, of course, participate in local traditional festivities.
The Band’s official debut in Alicante society was on 14 January 2006 in a special concert held in the CAM Cultural Hall. Since its creation, L’Harmonia has given concerts and taken part in festivals both inside and outside of Alicante, including performances in Granada, Barcelona, Murcia and Almería, and they have won the following prizes in competitions and contests:
- Second Prize in the 35th Provincial Contest organized by the Alicante Provincial Government in 2006 (Division Three)
- First Prize in the entrance of the bands in the Fogueres de Sant Joan 2006 festival
- Third Prize in the 5th Altea la Vella Festive Music Contest, 2007
- Second Prize in the 36th Provincial Contest organized by the Alicante Provincial Government in 2007 (Division Three)
- First Prize and Honorable Mention in the 37th Provincial Contest organized by the Alicante Provincial Government in 2008 (Division Three)
- Third Prize in the entrance of the bands in the Fogueres de Sant Joan 2008 festival
- Third Prize in the 112th International Band Contest City of Valencia in 2008 (Division Three)
- First Prize and Honorable Mention in the 30th Band Contest of the Autonomous Region of Valencia (Division Three)
- Second Prize in the entrance of the bands in the Fogueres de Sant Joan 2009 festival.
On 26 January 2007, while celebrating their first anniversary, the Federation of the Fogueres de Sant Joan Festival gave then with the “Emblema d´Or” honorary award.
On 30 March 2007 the Association was awarded the Jaume I Prize 2007 by the Alicante Casal Jaume I in recognition of their contribution to the culture of Alicante and for having become an important musical reference point in the city in such a short time.
L’Harmonia has recorded four CDs: Música i Aniversari, to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Foguera Séneca Autobusos; SOMNI, a monograph of festival music by the composer Miguel Angel Mas Mataix; El Ser y la Nada, commissioned by the Municipal Cultural Board of Alicante City Council and Un Zegrí un Músic, commissioned by the Comparsa Zegríes to celebrate their position as the Captain of the Moors in the 2009 edition of the Moors and Christians festival in Mutxamel.
The band has more than 180 collaborating members and 75 associated musicians, the majority of whom are students of the Association’s Music School and the Conservatory; it also has amateur musicians and various professional instrumentalists. The Association has had a school since its foundation, which currently has more than 130 students, and since 2007 it has also had a youth band (L’Harmonia Jove) with 25 students.
The Association’s youth is notable: the average age of its members is 18. The Band is conducted by José Tomás Moñinos Baeza, and José Miguel Ramos Campos has been President of the Association since its foundation.
BIOGRAPHY OF THE CONDUCTOR
JOSE TOMAS MOÑINOS BAEZA
José Tomas Moñinos Baeza has a Master's degree in Saxophone and is a teacher of Harmony, and Band and Choir Conducting.
He was born in El Campello on 5 July 1969 and began studying music in the Campello Music Association School when he was six years old with the teacher and band conductor Antonio Vicente Más Varó. Two years later he entered the Oscar Esplá Superior Conservatory of Music in Alicante where he finished his Saxophone studies during the 1994-5 academic year with Israel Mira, the Conservatory's Professor in this specialty. He has also studied Harmony, Counterpoint and Fugue with the following teachers: Joan Enric Canet, Professor at the Oscar Esplá Conservatory; Montserrat Belles, a former Professor at the aforementioned Conservatory; and José Vicente Asensi, also a Professor at said Conservatory.
He has studied with the most renowned saxophone teachers (as a member of Serge Bichon’s group of students in Lyon), such as:
- Pedro Iturralde, Professor of Saxophone at the Royal Conservatory of Madrid
- Serge Bichon, instructor at the Conservatory of Lyons
- Arno Borkamp, teacher at the Superior Conservatory of Amberes
- Alain Crepin, Professor at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels and conductor of the Belgian Royal Air Force Band
- Nobuya Sugawa, teacher at the Tokyo Superior School of Music
- José Manuel Zaragoza, Professor at the Oscar Esplá Conservatory in Alicante
- Francisco Martínez, teacher at the Conservatory of Madrid.
He has specialized training in Band Conducting, having studied for five years under the tuition of Francesc Cabrelles in the Mutxamel courses in Orchestra and Band Conducting. As part of these courses he conducted the orchestras of the Oscar Esplá Conservatory, the Unión de Llíria and Ciudad d’Elx.
He has studied Band Conducting with Enrique García Asensio (Conductor of the Symphonic Municipal Band of Madrid). He also attended all the courses run by this instructor since 1997; those in Segorbe in 1997 and Toledo in 1999 and 2001, are worthy of special mention.
As a guest conductor he has led the Band of La Paz Music Association of Sant Joan D’Alacant, and he also taught saxophone at their Music School from October 1992 to June 2004.
He has conducted the Batiste Mut Pulso y Púa (Pulse and Plectrum) Orchestra of El Campello on numerous occasions. For two years he was Head Conductor of the Band of the La Lira Music Association of Orxeta, and Director of its Music School.
He has been called to participate in the Alicante Municipal Band on various occasions to substitute absent members.
He has completed a postgraduate teacher certification course (the CAP), specializing in music teaching, at the University of Valencia (academic year 1997-8).
From June 1997 to August 2005 he was the Director of the S.C.D. Carolinas Music Ensemble and of their Music School (Alicante). In his last academic year in post (2004-5) he was responsible for 15 teachers and 125 students.
Currently he is Head Conductor and founder of the Casino Choral Group of El Campello (since May 1995), Head Conductor of the Aigües “Amics” Choir (from October 2002) and Head Conductor and founder of the Alicante Music Association “L’Harmonia” and its Music School (since August 2005).
|Banda Sinfónica del Municipio de La Ceja del Tambo (Colombia)
HISTORY OF THE BAND
This Band belongs to the National Band Program of the Ministry of Culture, the Antioquia Regional Bands Plan, the Municipal Administration and the La Ceja Musical Training School.
This institution came into being after the appointment of Director Juan Felipe Arias Villa by the Antioquia government in 1993. In December 1994 it received its first grant of instruments with contributions from the City and Regional Administrations. On 1 December 1995 the Band was officially inaugurated with 18 members.
The Symphonic Band is the main ambassador of the City and the Region at all national events, meetings, and contests. It has won the following prizes: First Place, Best Instrumentalist and Best Conductor in the Junior Category at the National Contest in Anapoima, Cuninamarca in 1999; Best Band of the Antioquia region in the “Antioquia Vive la Música” Festival in the Adult Category in 2006 and 2007, and in the Special Category in 2009; First Place and Best Conductor in the Adult Category at the National Contest in Paipa, Boyacá in 2007.
The Band has been involved in important artistic integration projects with renowned Columbian ensembles, musicians, singers and cultural groups (traditional dances, theatre and storytelling). In 2001 it carried out his first and most important record recording, Qué Nota Vol. 1. It has also recorded the Columbian National Anthem, the Anthem of the Antioquia region and La Ceja city, as well as 10 national institutional anthems. It took part in the recording of the CD Antioquia Vive la Música in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009, and the CD Al Son de la Tierra for the Columbia Ministry of Culture in 2007.
BIOGRAPHY OF THE CONDUCTOR
JUAN FELIPE ARIAS VILLA
Juan Felipe Arias Villa has a master's degree in Artistic Education from Bosque University in Bogota and another in Band Conducting from the University of Antioquia. He is also a civil servant of the Antioquia government. He began his musical studies in the band of his home town, El Retiro (Antioquia, Columbia), under the direction of maestro Luciano Bravo Piedrahita and later with maestro Jesús Horacio Bedoya. He was first saxhorn in the Antioquia Symphonic Band. He has performed in CD recordings with Antioqueñan bands from El Retiro, Caldas and La Ceja.
His conducting career began in 1991 when he entered the scholarship program for band conductors with the Antioquia Government and the Ministry of Culture’s National Band Program. Between 1998 and 2002 he received national official qualifications in band direction from the Ministry of Culture and Antonio Nariño University. In 1999 he gained a degree in Band Conducting from Nariño University in Pastyo, Columbia, and in 2003 from the University of Antioquia. Between 1994 and 2009 he participated in numerous national and international band conferences. He has completed the following international internships: Llíria Federation of Bands and Music Associations “La Primitiva” and “La Unión”, Valencia, Spain (1997), Symphonic Band of Matanzas and Havana, Cuba (2003), International Festival of Youth Orchestras, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2005), and in 2009 the Valencia Youth Orchestra with maestro Manuel Galduf (Valencian Institute of Music) and the music associations of Picaña, Buñol, “La Primitiva” of Llíria, Puzol and Quart de Poblet.
Since 1993 he has been the Director and founder of the Musical Training School and the Symphonic Band of La Ceja. Currently the Yamaha Band of Antioquia, with this Band he has won: first prizes at national level at Anapoima (Cundinamarca) in 1999 in the Junior Category, and in 2007 in the Paipa Boyacá Adult Category; they were declared the Best Band of the region at the “Antioquia Vive la Música” Festival in 2006 and 2007 in the Adult Category, and in the Special Category in 2009. He was named Best Director in national competitions in Anapoima, Cundinamaraca in 1999, and in Paipa Boyacá in 2006 and 2007. His conducting teachers include: Gerald Brown, David McKenzie and John Stanley (USA), Mitsuo Nonami and Kazutaka Mizumoto (Japan), Vicente Barona, Miguel Pelegri and Manuel Galduf (Spain), Frank de Vuyst (Belgium), Rosa Briceño (Venezuela), Tian Tee Lee (Singapore), Marco Aurelio Toro, Eduardo Carrisoza, Esteban Rojas, Marco Antonio Castro, Luís Eduardo Vargas Felipe Molano and Johana Molano (Colombia).
|Banda Musical de Redován (Alicante)
HISTORY OF THE BAND
The Redován Music Association was created in 1989 thanks to the efforts of the Alicante City Council and a group of individuals who wanted to give their town something they had not had before, something distinctly "theirs" and "of the Levante coast": Music.
The Band’s first conductor was Gabriel García Gutiérrez. In 1993, Antonio Alcaraz Marcos became conductor. In his time in post the Band won the following prizes:
- First Prize in the 5th National Contest City of Murcia in 1995, in Division Two
- Three Second Prizes: Alcoy in 1994, Elche in 1995 and Elda in 1995, in Division Two
- Second Prize in Alicante in 1996, in Division One
- Various Third Prizes in Division Two, including one at the International Band Contest City of Valencia and at the Campo de Criptana National Contest (Ciudad Real).
In May 1997, Enrique Muñoz Sancho took over as conductor. That year the Band won First Prize in the Alicante Contest (Division Two) and Second Prize in the Autonomous Region of Valencia Contest, held in Cheste. In November 1998, José Vicente Pérez Pérez became conductor of the Band and Director of the Association's Music School. Under his baton the Band won Second Prize in Division Two in the 29th Alicante Provincial Contest (Bigastro, 2000). In 2003 the Band won First Prize in Division Three of the 32nd Provincial Contest (Callosa de Segura). In December 2005, Mario Ruiz Barberá was appointed Director of the Band and the Music School.
In March 2007 the Band won First Prize in Division Three of the 36th Alicante Provincial Contest, held in Muchamiel. In 2009 they took part in the 38th Alicante Provincial Contest, celebrated in Cañada, and won Second Prize in Division Three. In 2010 they took part in the 39th Alicante Provincial Contest, held in Hondón de la Nieves, and won First Prize in Division Two.
The Association has 170 members and its current President is Mª José Escudero Bas.
BIOGRAPHY OF THE CONDUCTOR
MARIO RUÍZ BARBERÁ
Mario Ruíz Barberá was born in Benejúzar, Alicante. He began studying music at a very early age in his town band and under the baton of its conductor, maestro Aparicio. He continued his studies in the Manuel Massoti Conservatory of Murcia, and completed his higher degree studies in the Oscar Esplá Superior Conservatory of Alicante, specializing in Trumpet. During this time he was also studying Music Teaching at the University of Alicante.
As a musician he has been the Elche City Band flugelhorn soloist, and collaborates regularly with the Municipal Band of Alicante. He has also been the trumpet soloist in the Madrid Compañía Lírica, with which he has played in the most important theaters in Spain.
He began his teaching career in the Benejúzar Music Association School and in the Abanilla School. In 2000 he began to teach trumpet in the Redován Music Association School.
In November 2005 he became the Director of the Redován Music Association Band and School. Until 2007, he divided his time between his work at Redován and conducting the Elche City Youth Band; but in this year he decided to dedicate all his time to the Association School.
Currently he is furthering his studies in Conducting with maestro Gerardo Pérez Busquier. He continues to dedicate his attention to the Redován Band, while also conducting the Elche City Band.
|Banda Municipal de Ejea de los Caballeros (Zaragoza)
HISTORY OF THE BAND
The first documents concerning the Municipal Band date back to 1913. Its first conductor was Francisco Auret. He was followed by Manuel Iturrizaga, Emilio Lozano, Enrique Monreal, Antonio Abadía, José Elgarrista, Antonio Fernández, Eusebio Abadía, Domingo Arnal, Francisco Lázaro, Carlos Montesinos, Álvaro Carrillo and Javier Comenge.
The Band has performed at different venues in the province of Zaragoza, in Monzón (Huesca), Haro (La Rioja), and in Bilbao to celebrate the centenary of the Bilbao Municipal Band. In 1996 they won Third Prize in Division Three of the International Band Contest City of Valencia, and Second Prize in 1997. In 1998 they completed musical exchanges with groups in Alcobendas and Alcalá de Henares.
In 2003 they carried out a musical exchange with the Rafelguarat Band (Valencia), in 2004 they were awarded the Honorary Diploma in the International Music Tournament (TIM), held in the Zaragoza Concert Hall, and they also took part in the Fourth Aranda de Duero National Band Contest (Burgos).
In August 2005 they went to Cantabria to perform in Castro Urdiales, Ampuero and Santander. In 2006 they once again took part in the TIM in the Zaragoza Concert Hall, and won the Honorary Diploma. In August of the same year they performed in the “Semana Grande” festival in Gijón and in the Asturian towns of Teverga and Avilés. On 4 September they accompanied Manolo Escobar in the Ejea de los Caballeros local festivities in honor of the local patron, the Virgin of the Olive.
On 28 April 2007 they processed through Playa de la Concha and performed on the balconies of the San Sebastián City Hall. In August they travelled to Gerona, performing in Bagnoles, Besalú and Peralada. On 14 August 2008 they performed in Llanes (Asturias), on 16 August in the San Sebastián Boulevard during the city’s “Semana Grande" festival, and on 24 August at the Zaragoza Expo, representing Ejea de los Caballeros at this event.
On 31 January 2009 they gave a concert in Gandía (Valencia) and in August of the same year they visited Biarritz (France) to perform in some processions. They also gave concerts in the Biarritz Pavilion, Sant Jean de Luz, and performed with the local band in Bayona.
On 3 July 2010 they performed in the Teruel Cathedral Square with the “Santa Cecilia” Band of Teruel, on 26th July they performed in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, and on the 29 July in A Coruña (Galicia).
Javier Comenge Leonar has conducted the Ejea de los Caballeros Municipal Band since October 2004.
BIOGRAPHY OF THE CONDUCTOR
JAVIER COMENGE LEONAR
Javier Comenge Leonar was born in Alagón (Zaragoza) in 1974. He began studying music in the Miguel Arnaudas Music School in Alagón, specializing in the trumpet. He went on to the Córdoba Conservatory of Music, the Zaragoza Professional Conservatory of Music, the Zaragoza Superior Conservatory of Music and the Valencia Superior Conservatory of Music, where he finalized his advanced studies in the trumpet in 2000, receiving the “Honorable Mention” end of degree prize. In July 2000 he became the flugelhorn player in the Santander Municipal Band, a position he gained through public competition.
He has attended advanced courses with the following teachers: Pierre Thibaud, Hakan Hardenberger, Thomas Stevens, Maurice Benterfa, Vicente Campos, James Thompson, Eric Aubier, Mark Gould, Enrique Rioja, Lluis González, Richard Hoffman, Vicente López, Mariano Abadías and Claude Vasse.
He was a member of the Aragon Symphonic Band from 1996 to 1998 and he collaborated with the Zaragoza Provincial Band in 1998. He has also worked with Grupo Enigma, the Pau Symphony Orchestra (France) and the Amici Musicae Choir in the performance of The Creation by J. Haydn in the Mozart Hall of the Zaragoza Auditorium. He has performed at various venues in Zaragoza and Castellón with the organist Saskia Roures in their duo “Sebastián Aguilera de Heredia”, and he was a member of the Brass Wind Quintet “ZaraBrass” from 1996 to 1996.
He was a trumpet teacher from 1996 to 2000 in music schools in Alfamen, Ejea de los Caballeros, Cariñena and the Zaragoza Secondary School of Music. In the 1998-1999 academic year he was a trumpet teacher at the Tarazona Conservatory of Music (Zaragoza).
From July 2000 to October 2004 he was the flugelhorn player in the Santander Municipal Band, a member of the Big-Band and of the Santander Instrumental Group.
From 2000 to 2003 he studied for a Master’s degree in Music and Creativity at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, taught by Salvador Seguí and Francisco Bueno Camejo. It was Francisco Camejo who supervised his thesis on Miguel Arnaudas Larrodé, an Aragonese composer, musicologist and organist working at the start of the twentieth century.
He has attended courses in Orchestra Conducting with Juan José Olives and courses in Band Conducting with José Rafael Pascual-Vilaplana and Jan Cober.
On 7 June 2010 he finished his third course in Band Conducting at the Lifelong Learning Center at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, organized by the “Young Musicians” of Vall d´Albaida (Valencia), and with the following teachers: Ramón García i Soler, Tomás Gilabert, Juan José Silvestre and José R. Pascual-Vilaplana.
Since October 2004 he has been the Musical Coordinator of the Ejea de los Caballeros Town Council (Zaragoza), Director of the town’s Municipal Music School and Conductor of their Youth Band and Municipal Band.
|Unión Musical de Catarroja (Valencia)
HISTORY OF THE BAND
The band was founded in 1983, the creation of various Catarroja musicians who studied at the Conservatory of Valencia.
Since the Band's official start date, 8 April 1984, they have given many performances.
They organized the 26th edition of the "Vila de Catarroja" Band Festival and for several years they have taken part in the Holy Week events of Jumilla, Cartagena, the Poblats Marítims of Valencia and Requena. Every year they participate in the "Retrobem la Nostra Música" campaign and in local festivals in L´Horta Sud region.
They have also participated in numerous festival and concerts organized by bands from other towns such as Paiporta, Sedaví, Silla, Canals, Vinalesa, Manises, Sagunto and Benicàssim, among others. Particularly worthy of note is their participation in the first Cortes Band Festival in Navarra and the first Vila de Buñuel Festival, also in Navarra.
Currently, the Catarroja Music Association Band is conducted by Filibert Mira Ortega and its President is Antonio Peris Ferrer. The Association has a Music School that teaches a hundred children. It also has a Polyphonic Choir, and Youth Orchestra and a ballroom dancing group.
In 1996 they won Second Prize at the 22nd Camp de Criptana National Contest of Amateur Civil Bands in Ciudad Real.
In 2004 they won First Prize and Honorable Mention in the 28th Provincial Band Contest organized by the Valencia Provincial Council and held in the Palau de la Música in Valencia. In the same year they were awarded First Prize and an Honorable Mentioned in the 26th Contest of the Autonomous Region of Valencia, held in Cheste.
In 2006 they came fourth in the 120th International Band Contest City of Valencia.
On 10 November 2007 they gave a charity concert in aid of Cáritas Spain to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Star Wars saga; it was a huge success with audiences and raised the Band's international renown.
In 2008 they won Third Prize in the International Band Contest City of Murcia.
BIOGRAPHY OF THE CONDUCTOR
FILIBERT MIRA ORTEGA
Filibert Mira Ortega was born in Carcaixent. He began his musical career studying Solfège and Clarinet in the music school in his town, before continuing his training in the Mestre Vert Conservatory of Carcaixent and the Conservatory of Valencia.
He also studied at the University of Valencia for his degree in Music Teaching and he completed advanced studies in Band and Orchestra Conducting with renowned teachers such as J. Mª Cervera, Jan Cober, Georges Pelivanian, Denis Ham and Miquel Rodrigo. He also specialized in musical teaching techniques such as those of Kodaly, Dalcroce and Orff.
His career as a conductor began in 1988 when he began directing the Band of the Albaida Music Association. In the same year he began a project to form a band in Miramar, before finally inaugurating said band in 1991. He has completed various tours around the Autonomous Region of Valencia, Austria and Romania and has conducted L'Horta Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Llíria Music Association, the Band and Orchestra of Quart de Poblet and the Safor District Band.
During this time he also taught Orchestra at the Professional Conservatory of Catarroja, the Conservatory of Valencia, and the Mestre Vert Conservatory of Carcaixent.
Currently he conducts the Catarroja Music Association Band and also teaches Orchestra at the Professional Conservatory of Valencia.
In 2004 and 2005 he won Second Prize in the Alicante Province Band Contest, conducting the Band of the Beniarbeig Music Association.
In 2007 he won First Prize in this contest and an Honorable Mention. This same year he received the "Hermes al Director" prize from the Safor-Valldigna Federation of Music Societies and took part in a Socrates educational project carrying out a tour of Romanian with the Band of Potries.
In October 2007 he won Second Prize in the Contest of the Autonomous Region of Valencia with the Band of the Beniarbeig Music Association.
In November 2008 he was awarded Third Prize in the National Band Contest City of Murcia as the conductor of the Catarroja Music Association Band.
|Banda de Música “Sementeira” de Cambre (A Coruña)
HISTORY OF THE BAND
The Cambre "Sementeira" Music School was founded in 1978 in the parish church of Altamira and Anceis in the town of Cambre (A Coruña). The School dedicated its efforts principally to teaching the bagpipes and Galician traditional dance.
Years later, the Cambre "Sementeira" Band was formed. The group gave its first official performance in 1986, conducted by its founder, Francisco Rivas Andrade, who led the band until 2001. Since that time it has been conducted by Francisco Javier Vidal Suárez, a soloist of the A Coruña Municipal Band.
The Cambre "Sementeira" Band has 60 members. In 2007 the Band recorded their first CD in the Mans studios (A Coruña).
The Cambre "Sementeira" Band have won the following prizes:
- First Galician Band Contest (November 2007): First Prize in the Third Division and Honorable Mention for the best performance of a work written by a Galician or with a Galician theme.
- 3rd Galician Band Contest (November 2009): Third Prize in the Second Division.
BIOGRAPHY OF THE CONDUCTOR
FRANCISCO JAVIER VIDAL SUÁREZ
Was born in Arcade (Pontevedra) in 1968. He began studying music with his father, and went on to official studies in the Conservatories of A Coruña and Vigo. It was in the Conservatory of Vigo where he received his qualifications as a clarinet teacher with excellent marks: at Intermediate Level he passed with "Honors", and at Advanced Level he was awarded the End of Course Prize by unanimous agreement.
In 1985, through public competition, he became a member of JONDE (National Spanish Youth Orchestra), the first Galician to be admitted to the group.
He was a member of the Chamber Orchestra of the Vigo Conservatory, and the clarinet soloist of the A Coruña Municipal Orchestra, performing as a soloist on numerous occasions. He has collaborated with the Basque Symphony Orchestra, the Galicia Symphony Orchestra and the Galicia Royal Philharmonic.
He was the conductor of the Viviero Municipal Band from 1994 to 2005.
Currently he is one of the teachers of the A Coruña Municipal Band, for which he has also been the clarinet soloist since 1989. He also conducts the Cambre "Sementeira" Band.
In 2004 he completed a Master's degree in clarinet performance at the University of A Coruña with prestigious teachers and soloists such as J. Luis Estellés, Michel Lethiec, Antony Pay, Henry Bok and Hans Deinzer y Meloni.
|Orquesta de Metais Lyra Tatuí (Brasil)
HISTORY OF THE BAND
The Lyra Tatuí Brass Orchestra was founded in 2002 by music teachers Adalto Soares and Silvia Zambonini Soares and is currently an INMUSICASTATUÍ project.
The Lyra Tatuí Brass Orchestra continues to surprise thanks to its unusual formation and the interesting harmony it achieves between levity and vitality, the main features of their creative performances.
Vera Holtz, the Orchestra’s patron, when reflecting on her first encounter with La Lyra has said: “La Lyra was a surprise in my life…I got closer to it and the music intensified. Their music was from various regions, from various genres [...] I got closer [...] observing, looking for the maestro and asking myself, “Where is the maestro?” In that moment I got a wonderful surprise: excellent presentation, maximum inspiration, marvelous quality of sound, the youth of the children is a great surprise, but I still hadn't found the maestro. I found Adalto and Silvia behind the scenes, organizing the entrance onto the stage, a surprising dynamic – the band exhibit a fantastic dynamic – [...] it really was a tremendous surprise. I felt very grateful for that meeting between an exhausted actress, who had just finished a television series, and the vivacity and vigor of the Lyra band.”
Their constant quest for high technical quality has led to many successes, from titles won at competitions at numerous national and international band summits, to their participation in concerts all over Brazil at important festivals such as the Campos do Jordão Winter Festival, the Londrina Music Festival, the Ourinhos Winter Festival, the Brasilia International Music Festival (FIB), and many others in theaters and at musical events.
Invited by the Musical Association of Karlsruhe and the Festival Junger Künstler Bayreuth, La Lyra completed tours of Germany in 2008 and 2009, performing in the cities of Karlsruhe, Bayreuth and Rust, among others.
The quality of their technique has been rewarded with an invitation to return to Europe in June 2010 to participate in the International Band Contest “City of Valencia”, one of the most important contests in the world. They will also be giving another eleven performances in Holland and Germany.
BIOGRAPHY OF THE CONDUCTORS
SILVIA HELENA ZAMBONINI SOARES
Silvia Helena Zambonini Soares was born in Ribeirão Preto (São Paulo, Brazil) and began studying music when she was nine years old. She was taught by José Baldin, Diva Tarlá de Carvalho and Dinah Pousa Godinho She studied at the AERP Music School, graduating with a degree in Piano. She has a Master’s degree from the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP).
She performed as a harpsichord player at the First Johann Sebastian Bach Chamber Music Seminar, taught by Helena Jank and Tadeu Coelho. When she was twelve she won third prize in the Clarice Leite Piano Contest, and at fifteen she won the Francisco Mignone Piano Contest (both contests being held in Ribeirão Preto), also receiving the prize for the best performance of Brazilian music.
At sixteen she started her percussion studies with teachers Claudio Stephan and Carlos Tarcha. As a percussionist she has taken part in the Campos de Jordão Winter Festival and four editions of the Youth Orchestras Summit in Tatuí. She was a member of the Percussion Ensemble of the Tatuí Conservatory, with which she performed at the Third National Percussionists Summit (UNESP) and in various cities in São Paulo State.
She has played the kettledrum in the Ribeirão Preto Symphony Orchestra, the Campinas Youth Orchestra, the Avon Women’s Orchestra, and in the São Paulo Orchestra for the production of Aida, giving performances in São Paulo and Campinas. She was a member of the Campinas Municipal Symphony Orchestra and the São Paulo State Symphonic Band. She has performed as a guest member of the São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra, the São Paulo Municipal Symphony Orchestra, the São Paulo Symphony Jazz Orchestra, and she was the xylophone player for a production of Porgy and Bess.
She was a percussion teacher at the 2nd and 3rd Brasília International Junior Winter Festival (FIB Junior).
She took part in the 8th Conference organized by the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE), in collaboration with the São Paulo State Symphonic Band, performing in the cities of Schladming and Villach in Austria.
Currently she is a percussion teacher at the Dr. Carlos de Campos Conservatory of Music and Drama in Tatuí.
She is the teacher of percussion and theory of the Lyra Tatuí Brass Orchestra.
She conducted the Scholarship Symphonic Band at the 1st Tatuí Workshop Cycle in 2005. She has also led the Lyra Tatuí Brass Orchestra in the Procópio Ferreira Theater, in the show Aquarela, at the International Brass Summit, the International Percussion Summit, in the Lona Cultural, the Brasilia National Theater, at the 2nd and 3rd Brasília International Junior Winter Festivals, in the UNICAMP Amphitheater, the SESI Theater in Taguatinga, at the Charqueada Band Festival, the 37th and 39th Campos do Jordão Winter Festivals, the 28th Londrina Music Festival (Paraná, 2008), the 8th Ourinhos Music Festival (Paraná, 2008), and the 5th Tatuí Workshop Cycle in July 2009.
She completed tours of Europe in 2008 and 2009 after receiving invitations from the Musical Association of Karlsruhe and the 58th and 59th Festival Junger Künstler Bayreuth, Germany being one of the highlights of her program.
She took part as a guest performer in the Horn Brasil Choral Group for an album recording. She also recorded an album directing the Lyra Tatuí Brass Orchestra in August 2008 in GroBer Saal, Stadthalle Bayreuth, Germany.
Adalto Soares was born in the city of Santos (São Paulo, Brazil), and began his musical studies in 1980 in the Cubatão Municipal Band, taught by Roberto Farias. He also studied in the São Paulo Municipal Music School. He has a Master’s degree in Horn from the Mozarteum Faculty of Music in In addition to Roberto Farias, he was also taught by Enzo Pedini and Zdnek Svab.
He completed a course on natural horn technique and construction with Lowell Greer in Toledo (Ohio, USA), and a workshop on baroque trumpet making with Robert Barclay at Indiana University in Bloomington, USA.
He gained work experience in brass instrument maintenance in Germany with the instrument maker Dieter Otto, and in The Woodwind and Brasswind, an instrument maintenance and retail store located in South Bend, Indiana, and at The Brass Bow with the instrument restorer Wayne Tanabe, in Chicago, USA.
In Brazil, he has participated in the Campos de Jordão Winter Festival (São Paulo State Youth Orchestras Summit in Tatuí ( In 1986 he performed as first horn in the World Youth Orchestra in Warsaw (Poland), in addition to performances in Krakov and Beslavia. He took part in the 6th Eldorado Music Prize and won the São Paulo Youth Soloists Contest in 1987.
He performed as main horn in the Campinas Municipal Symphony Orchestra and in the UNICAMP Chamber Orchestra. He is part of the horn section of the São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra (OSESP), the São Paulo State Symphony Jazz Orchestra and the Paraíba Symphony Orchestra. He has performed as a guest musician in numerous national and international orchestras, recordings, operas, musicals, and chamber and period instrument ensembles. He was a Brass teacher at the 2nd and 3rd Brasilia International Winter Festival, and a teacher of Horn and Military Band Arranging at the 33rd Campos de Jordão Winter Festival in Tatuí.
He was the brass teacher and arranger for the Lyra Tatuí Brass Orchestra, acting as Artistic and Scenic Director for the show Aquarela. This show was presented in various festivals and performance spaces in Tatuí including: the 2nd and 3rd Brasília International Junior Winter Festivals, the International Brass Summit, the International Percussion Summit, and the Lona Cultural. It was also performed in the SESI Theater in Taguatinga, the Charqueada Band Festival, the 37th and 39th Campos do Jordão Winter Festivals, the 28th Londrina Music Festival (Paraná, 2008), and the 8th Ourinhos Music Festival (Paraná, 2008).
He completed tours of Europe in 2008 and 2009 after receiving invitations from the Musical Association of Karlsruhe and the 58th and 59th Festival Junger Künstler Bayreuth; Germany was one of the highlights of his program.
In 2009 he was Artistic Director of the Coreto Paulista, the annual São Paulo State Band Festival. He was a horn teacher at the 39th Campos de Jordão International Festival where he also performed with Contemporary Chamber music groups. In 2010 he was Artistic Director of the Coreto Paulista.
He is a horn teacher at the Dr. Carlos de Campos Conservatory of Music and Drama in Tatuí. He also continues to develop his career as horn soloist, having recorded CDs with the Brasileira Wind Orchestra and the Horn Brasil Choral Group (both from Tatuí), and with the Karlsruhe Wind Orchestra, Germany.
He recorded an album directing the Lyra Tatuí Brass Orchestra in August 2008 in GroBer Saal, Stadthalle Bayreuth, Germany.
He is a maker and restorer of brass instruments, and has provided services to renowned national and international musicians.