About

Carlos

Pellicer

He is a teacher, composer and conductor, and although he regularly writes for different orchestral formations, film music, etc., his main task is the composition of symphonic music for band.

He has been the principal conductor of the Sociedad Unión Musical de Cañada, the Agrupació Musical de Villalonga, the Unió Musical de Llutxent and currently of the Unió Musical d’Albaida l’Aranya (Spain). He has also performed as a guest conductor in different bands in the Comunidad Valenciana, the rest of the Spanish State, as well as in other countries such as Poland, the United States or Italy.

– The best option is to create music of our time, not the past but also music of the future. A composer can think of the public, also in the musicians, but always has the responsibility to think in the own music, this is coherent.

Premiere in San Antonio (USA)

His work

His works have been performed by important groups and international festivals such as the Lisbon National Conservatory, Jeju International Wind Ensemble Festival (Korea), Brassband Excelsior Veenwoudsterwal from Holland, Federazione dei Corpi Bandística di Trento, the interpretation competitions of Veldhoven and Enschede in Holland, CIBM Valencia, Musikfest Baden Württemberg from Germany, Concours National CMF de Niort, Concours National de Musique de Bourbon-Lancy, Concours National de Musique de Abbeville, the contests organized by KNFM and KNMO from Holland, etc.

Working session in Cracovia (Poland)

His band music is recorded on a multitude of CD’s by important groups from Holland, France, Spain and Portugal mainly, distributed mainly by the Dutch publisher Molenaar Edtition for which he works and with whom he released his first monographic album in 2015 with the title ‘Flash, the wind music of Carlos Pellicer’.

Awards and Recognition

He has received many national and international awards. The most outstanding prizes are: the second prize and Honorable Mention of the XXVII Edition of the prestigious International Contest for Original Band Composition in Corciano, Italia 2009, the first prize of the same contest in the XXIX Edition 2013 and the Euterpe award of music 2014 (Valencia, Spain).

Premiere at the Wasbe Conference 2019 (Spain)

Commissions and advice

He is usually required as a musical advisor in different recordings, to offer different conferences and talks on composition or participate as a jury in various national and international competitions, highlighting his participation as a member of the jury of the International Music Bands Contest “Ciudad de Valencia” 2018, the Corciano International Composition Competition (Italy) and the Jeju International Composition Competition (Korea). His work is common in different countries, with professional or amateur bands, preparing and conducting his own music, especially in Europe.

Jury Composition Competition, Corciano (Italy)
Lecture, IBK Kongress, Ulm 2020 (Germany)

In recent years, his work in the band field has led him to receive commissions and premiere his works in more than twenty countries around the world such as Spain, Norway, the Netherlands, the United States, Germany, France, the Czech Republic, Brazil, Italy, Taiwan, Poland, Singapore, UK, Japan, etc. He has collaborated with such important international musicians as Steven Mead, Pacho Flores, Ximo Vicedo, Ricardo Carvalhoso, David Rejano, Raúl García, Esaú Borredá, Raúl Benavent, Toni Scholl, Josep Burguera or the or the prestigious belgian quintet `Belgian Brass’.

Current projects

You can currently find out about current projects with some of these international artists. Work sessions with band, lectures, master classes with them, rehearsals or concerts with music by Carlos Pellicer, etc.

Among the latest projects and most important commissions are: the premiere in Spain of ‘Camino’ (July 2024), commissioned by the Spanish group Spanish Brass for the 23rd edition of the Spanish Brass Festival Alzira 2024, the premiere in Jeju (South Korea, July 2024) of ‘Brilliant’, commissioned by the Brillante Brass Band, and the Seoul premiere of ‘City in three words’ (November 2024), commissioned by the Seoul Wind Orchestra for the celebration of its 50th anniversary.