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Daniel Milano Mayora

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Daniel Milano Mayora

Biography

Daniel Milano Mayora (b. 21 June 1926, Caracas, Venzuela) is an Venezualan composer, musician and educator.

Milano began his studies in 1940 at the School of Military Band of the Ministry of War and Navy, with Charles Bonnet, who was director of the same, and with José Antonio Lagonell (music theory and clarinet) and Antonio R. Narvaez. In 1941 he graduated as Musician Third Class, and entered the Military Band of the Cavalry Square No. 1 as the first clarinet and later as Deputy Director. There he remained until 1954. In 1949 he joined the School of Music Jose Antonio Lamas and there studied harmony with Primo Moschini and Vicente Emilio Sojo, plus counterpoint and composition with the latter, graduating in 1967 with his symphonic poem El Avila. He studied orchestral and choral conducting with Gonzalo Castellanos and Alberto Grau in 1971 and 1972

Since 1951 he played saxophone, clarinet and flute in the orchestra of dance and made arrangements for these, as well as bands, groups and singers. In 1968 he founded the School of Musical Training Musical Roberto Marcano of the Association of the Federal District and Miranda State, dedicated to the formation of the popular musician. He has taught at the School of Military Bands, and from 1968-1980 in the School Lino Gallardo. Then he was appointed Director of the School of Music Jose Reyna, professor of the School of Music Jose Lorenzo Llamozas between 1980 and 1982. In 1983 he founded the School of Music Adelo German for children, plus choirs Lino Gallardo, from 1972 to 1980, Roberto Marcano, St. Vincent de Paul, 1975-1977, Children's Choir Jose Reyna, 1983, the small group, from 1983 to 1984, which he also directed.

He was Director of the Band of Aragua State between 1981 and 1982, and from 1982-1983 directed the State of Miranda. He has been instrumentalist of the Venezuela Symphony Orchestra sporadically and has won many prizes in his country as a composer. Most of his music is written for symphonic band and includes pieces based on Venezuelan popular and traditional genres and concerts for soloists and band.

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