Luis Serrano Alarcón
Luis Serrano Alarcón (b. 30 July 1972, Valencia, Spain) is a Spanish conductor and composer.
Although his formation is basically independent and self-taught, Luis Serrano Alarcón feels a deep gratitude to some teachers and entities which had a decisive influence on his formation, such as Jose Mª Cervera Lloret, Jose Mª Cervera Collado, Javier Barranco and the musical society La Artística from Chiva, where he started with his first musical lessons.
Nowadays Luis Serrano Alarcón is one of the most outstanding Spanish composers. His works have been performed in over 30 countries, has been invited to conduct his own music in Spain, Italy, Singapore, USA, Colombia and Hong Kong and has received commissions from major organizations and groups like the International Band Competition Villa Altea, International Band Competition in Valencia, Saint Thomas University (Minnesota, USA), The Philharmonic Winds (Singapore) and the Hong Kong Band Directors Association among others. In 2012, the Southeastern Conference Band Directors Association, a consortium of 14 universities from USA, commissioned his first Symphony for Wind Orchestra, which was premiered in October 2013.
In 2006 he won the first award at the International Band Competition Contest of Corciano, Italy with the piece Preludio y Danza del Alba, for brass quintet and Symphonic Band, repeating the same award in 2009 with his piece La Dama Centinela, which makes Luis Serrano Alarcón the first composer who has won this prestigious award twice.
In 2011 his piece Duende received the award to the best publication of a Classical Piece from the National Music Awards, which are annually given by the Academy of Arts and Music Sciences, and are being considered as the most important awards concerning Music in Spain.
From 2011 to 2013 Luis Serrano Alarcón was member of the WASBE Board of Directors.
Since 2015, under the Alarcon Music label, he has developed his own publishing project.
Besides composing, Luis Serrano Alarcón teaches analysis and composition at the Professional Conservatory of Torrent (Valencia, Spain), and since November 2006 he has been the principal conductor of the Symphonic Band “Centre Artístic Musical” from Betera (Valencia). With this band he performed in Cincinnati, United States, during the WASBE Conference, in July 2009. Since January 2017, he is the principal conductor of the UMSC Symphonic Band of Villar del Arzobispo (Valencia).
Works for Winds
- Angelita (2012/2014)
- Concertango (2004)
- De Tiempo y Quimera (2005)
- Duende (2010)
- El Torico de la Cuerda (2002/2006)
- Invocación (2017)
- La Dama Centinela (2009)
- La Lira de Pozuelo (2010)
- Marco Polo: The Cathay Years (2010)
- Marco Polo: La Ruta de la Seda (2006)
- Memorias de un Hombre de Ciudad (2003)
- Pas de Quatre (2019
- Pequeña Suite para Banda (2008)
- Preludio y Danza del Alba
- Second Symphony (2017)
- Symphony for Wind Orchestra (2012)
- Three Sketches for Wind Ensemble (2014)
- TIM: A British Paso Doble
- Tramonto (2007)
- George, Matthew. "Duende." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 9, edit. & comp. by Richard Miles, 680-687. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2013.
- Luis Serrano Alarcón website