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Ferrer Ferran

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Ferrer Ferran

Biography

Ferrer Ferran (b. 4 April 1966, Valencia, Spain) is a Spanish composer and musician.

At the age of 15, he had already been awarded first prize for piano and percussion performance. Subsequently, he studied at the Conservatory of Music of Valencia where his main composition teacher was Jef Penders. He earned a degree in chamber music and accompaniment, as well as a prize for composition and orchestra direction at the Royal Academy of Music in Britain.

Ferrer Ferran performs in his native country as a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist of great soloists. He works with several symphony orchestras and leads a parallel career as a composer, pianist and orchestra leader. He also teaches at the Conservatory of Music in Valencia. He is the composer of numerous compositions for various instrumental genres, including chamber orchestra and wind ensemble, among others. Most of the world premieres of his works were performed by renowned ensembles, and several of his compositions were chosen as exhibits at prestigious competitions and festivals. His works have been published by houses in Spain, France, and the Netherlands. Mr. Ferran has been honored with many awards for composition, including that of the Young Musicians' Association of Spain.

He is Conductor of Honor for the Banda Primitiva of Paiporta and head for the Wind Orchestra “Allegro” in Spain, as well as the conductor for the Symphonic Band “Ateneo Musical” in Cullera. He is also artistic conductor with the Provincial Band of Ciudad Real, Senior Professor with “Corso Biennale in Direzione di Banda” in Aosta (Italia) and Chief Guest Conductor with the Symphonic Band “Simón Bolívar” of Venezuela, acting also as a piano soloist and conductor of “Allegro Centro Musical”. For eight years he was vice president of the Association of Valencian Symphonic Composers and member of WASBE.

Prof. Ferran held the Composition Cathedra at the Higher Music Conservatory of Castellón for 20 years and is currently a professor at the Professional Music Conservatory of Valencia specializing in composition, musical accompaniment, language, theory of music, and orchestra.


Works for Winds


References

  • Alston, Brenton F. "Els Pecats Capitals." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 11, Compiled and edited by Richard Miles, 889-897. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2018.
  • Ferrer Ferran, personal correspondence, April 2018
  • Ferrer Ferran website
  • Ferrer Ferran, Wikipedia Accessed 23 September 2017
  • Rand, Catherine A. "Jungla." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 11, Compiled and edited by Richard Miles, 723-730. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2018.