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Biography

Josep Vicent Egea Insa (Cocentaina, 1961) is a composer, conductor and teacher of Valencian music.
He graduated in trumpet, and has a degree in composition, conducting and orchestra at the Conservatorio Superior de Donostia. I obtained the "Certificate of Advanced Studies" from the Royal Academy of Music in London, and I graduated as a "Special Student" in Orchestra Conducting from the Manhattan School of Music in New York. He has studied piano, violin, sociology of music and contemporary composition, jazz, electroacoustic, computer music and film music.

Since 1986 he has been director of the Instrumental Group of the Pyrenees. During the period 1991-92 he was the main guest conductor of the Manhattan Contemporary Ensemble, during the following season he was assistant conductor of the Orquesta Nacional de España and, l'altra, Cap d'estudis de l'Escuela Superior de Música "Reina Sofía" (1993-1994). In 1993 he created the instrumental group Finale (1993-2000).

As guest conductor, he has worked with many ensembles, including the band of the Societat Ateneu Musical de Cocentaina (1995), the Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese de L'Aquila, the Savaria Chamber Orchestra d'Hongria, les Symphony Orchestra i Sinfonia de la Royal Academy de Londres, l'Orquesta Pablo Sarasate de Pamplona, la JONDE, l'Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi, el Grupo LIM (1993), el Sax-Ensemble (2003), l'Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid, la Real Filarmonía de Galicia, etc.

As a composer, he has refuted various premises of music for the band, for the orchestra and for the choir. La seva marxa Picadilly Circus, winner of the Amand Blanquer Prize (Alcoi, 1991) represents an innovation in the field of the Moors and Christians, because it fuses the traditional music of the Marxes with jazzistic melodies and North American popular music.

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