Andrés Valero-Castells

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Andrés Valero-Castells


Andrés Valero-Castells (b. 1 March 1973, Valencia, Spain) is a Spanish composer.

Valero studied at the Superior Conservatories in Valencia and Murcia, earning eight degrees, four honorable mentions, and the honor prize in composition. Presently, he is pursuing a doctor’s degree at the Catholic University of Valencia.

Valero has won important awards and prizes. His works have been played in most of Europe, in the U.S.A., Canada, Argentina, Puerto Rico, and other countries. He has been commissioned to write music for different institutions, as well as other important musicians and groups.

He has been head member of the Valencian Symphonic Composers Association, and he has been resident composer of the International Festival Spanish Brass (Alzira, 2005), and of the Young Orchestra of the Valencian Goverment (2005-06). He was the first alive composer presented in the Palau of the Arts "Reina Sofía" of Valencia (2006). He is a member of Academy of Valencian Music.

He was the principal guest conductor of the Primitiva of Llíria, and founder of the Ensemble Estudi Obert. He was conductor of the Symphonic Band of the CIM of Mislata, the SAM of Picassent, and the La Lírica of Silla. In the 2015-16 season he was principal conductor of the Municipal Band of Coruña. He is currently conductor of the Young Band of the Association "Bunyol, Cullera i Llíria". He has been a guest conductor for the Valencia Orchestra, Galician Orchestra, ADDA Symphony Orchestra, and many other groups.

Since 2004, Valero has been a professor of composition at the J. Rodrigo Superior Conservatory in Valencia.

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