The internationally renowned competition based in Los Ángeles, the Akademia Music Awards, has just announced the musicians that will be officially awarded during the next Gala Event in California, 2019. Among them, Spanish composer Javier Pérez Garrido has won at the “Best Song: Instrumental/Ambiental” category for composing the symphonic fantasy based on the legendary and wild west Far West Fantasy.
Javier will stay as a composer in residence at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, where he also have two premieres with the Symphony Band under the direction of Dr. Kristin Tjornehoj. The concert, at William Abott Concert Hall (December, 9th) will have the first world performance of a new version of Concertino de los Filabres, for 2 solo trumpets and band, as well as the American premiere of his sinfonietta nº1, Op.63 Last Day of the Dinosaurs, a piece commissioned by Banda Sinfónica del C.I.M. "La Armónica de Buñol" for being premiered during the WASBE Conference, 2019.
One of the most prestigious composition competition of symphonic music for bands, the International Composition Contest 'Vila de Muro', has just declared winner the band work “Halloween Suite, Op.57” by composer and conductor Javier Pérez Garrido. Preceded by renowned artist based in New York Johan de Meij -winner of the 6th edition with “Fifty Shades of E”- Javier has already achieved to be one of the important personalities awarded by this competition.
Recently, two concerts have included "spanish pasodobles" for band composed by Javier Pérez Garrido. The first one, at William Abbott Concert Hall (University of Wisconsin-River Falls -Javier is the composer in residence at this University during this year-) scheduled the first American performance of Víctor Barrio, with the Symphony Band and director Dr. Kristin Tjornehoj.
There are many events that are emerging to honor the workers who fight risking their lives against the coronavirus pandemic. Among others, Pérez Garrido's symphonic work entitled Heroic Overture has been used during the "Homage to Heroes" by the Municipal Symphonic Band of Alicante and the Alicante City Council or the "Tribute to Musicians" (who performed online during the confinement) by Department of Culture of the Cartagena City Council and the "Entre Cuerdas y Metales" music contest. Thanks to everybody for fighting against the virus!
One of the best wind bands around the world, the Primitiva de Llíria from Valencia, Spain, will make it first concert after the pandemic with a special concert honoring the heroes who fight against the virus. During the event, that will be held at Teatro de la Primitiva in Valencia next May 15th, they will perform the Heroic Overture, Op.26a by Javier Pérez Garrido.
The CD recording "Obertura Heroica", a selection of wind band music composed by Pérez Garrido with the performance of the Spanish Navy Band under the direction of Commander Jaime Enguídanos Royo, has just been internationally recognized by Global Music Awards in California, with two awards at the "Best Album" and "Classica Music" categories.
Javier Pérez Garrido received a commission for composing a band work for celebrating the X Anniversary of the City of Music, in Pamplona, Navarra, Spain. This composition, titled Dawn of a New Horizon, Op.62, will be performed for the very first time by renowned conductor Jose Vicent Egea and the Banda del Conservatorio Superior de Música de Navarra next monday, 16th, at 19.30 p.m. (Auditorio Fernando Remacha, Pamplona). "Dawn of a New Horizon" is a descriptive fantasy for band that establishes a parallelism between the dawn of day and the awakening of human conscience. At the same time, it shows the new horizon that we are starting to live after the ending of the Covid-19 pandemic.
This new CD recording shows a careful selection of wind band music works by Javier Pérez Garrido. This wonderful project has been recorded by the Spanish Navy Band under the baton of Commander Jaime Enguídanos.
The Spanish Navy Band under the baton of Commander Jaime Enguídanos will be recording the first monographic CD of Pérez Garrido music next month.
The Christ’s church Academy Band under the direction of recogniced Mr. Lee Ponder will be performing for the very first time in America the composition for solo tenor saxophone and band Urban Concert Op.60 by Pérez Garrido. Furthermore, the concert will have the world premiere of the last band work by Javier entitled Fandango in Florida!. The event, cancelled last year due to the pandemic situation, will take place at Christ's Church Academy Auditorium in Jacksonville next May, 20th.