José Ignacio Blesa-Lull
José Ignacio Blesa-Lull (b. 1984, Llíria, Valencia, Spain) is a Spanish composer and conductor.
Blesa-Lull finished his studies at the High Conservatoriums of Valencia and Castellón, where he earned degrees in composition, conduction, clarinet, musicology and musical education. also, he got the special prize for his composition studies. He completed a master's in wind conducting in 2020 and conducted the bands as graduate teaching assistant at University of Massachusetts Amherst.
He has studied and received composition and conducting classes and workshops from many teachers: Ferrer Ferran, Johan de Meij, Gregory Fritze, Franco Cesarini, Leonardo Balada, César Cano, Alfredo Aracil, Salvador Sebastià, José Rafael Pascual-Vilaplana, Matthew George, Alberto Roque, Rafael Sanz Espert, Andrés Valero-Castells, and Antón García Abril.
He has won many composition contests: International Soloist and Band Composition Award Ciutat de Llíria, First Prize at the V Galician Band Compostion Contest, International Chamber Music Composition Award “Salvador Seguí”, 2nd Prize at VI Choral Composition Contest “Coral de Cámara de Pamplona”, 2nd Prize at III Iberoamerican Band Composition Contest “Villa de Ortigueira”. His works have been played by soloist and bands like José Franch-Ballester, Spanish Brass Luur Metals, Dario Sotelo, Alberto Roque, Manuel Galduf, and Council Bands of Valencia.
Recently, Mr. Blesa Lull has been asked to conduct his own music by bands as Tainan Wind Ensemble (Taiwan) Banda Sinfónica Metropolitana de Quito (Ecuador), Banda Sinfónica de la Universidad de Nariño (Colombia), and Banda de Música de Pontevedra, among others. He was main conductor of Unión Musical “San Roque” de Villargordo del Cabriel (Valencia, Spain) which was award a second prize at the XLII Valencian Regional Band Contest.
Works for Winds
- Above the Ground
- The Composer of Storms
- Concerto for Winds
- The Great Mystic
- Sweet Dreams, My Love
- A Young Symphony (2018)
- José Ignacio Blesa-Lull, website Accessed 29 April 2020
- Pease, Andy. "A Young Symphony by José Ignacio Bela-Lull." Wind Band Literature, 29 April 2020. Web. Accessed 29 April 2020