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Victoriano Valencia

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Victoriano Valencia


Victoriano Valencia Rincon (b. 5 April 1970, Monteria, Colombia) has a Bachelor in Music Education degree from the National Pedagogical University of Colombia. His compositions and arrangements for symphonic band are based on Colombian and Latin American folk rhythms. Other areas of work include recording production and development of pedagogical materials for teaching music.

Valencia has worked as a cultural advisor for the Ministry of Culture of Colombia and several Universities in Colombia including Universidad de Córdoba, Universidad del Norte and Universidad de Caldas. He has also served on the faculty of the Universidad Distrital de Bogotá. He has been a consultant for several institutions of higher education in Colombia, including the Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla, the University of Antioquia, the University of Caldas and District University of Bogotá. He has also served as a judge for numerous band competitions as well as music competitions throughout Colombia. He is currently a teaching musical advisor for the Schools of Music in Medellín and directs the Bands Review, a quarterly publication specializing in the movement of Colombian bands.

Valencia is a prolific composer of music for symphonic band and popular genres. He is considered to be one of the most influential composers of band music in Colombia. His compositions and arrangements for symphonic band have received awards at national competitions and are being published and performed throughout Europe and North America.

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