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Pere Vallribera

Pere Vallribera i Moliné (Sallent, Bages, 27 January 1903 - Barcelona, 7 March 1990) was an excellent pianist and composer. He began his musical studies with Vincent Pastallé, Sallent, moved to Barcelona 14 years and continued studying at the Conservatorio del Liceu with Throat William, Joseph and Joseph Barbera Muset doing studies of harmony and composition, and then with Isidore Philipp in Paris Conservatoire, perfecting the piano.

Before the Civil War acted as piano soloist with the Barcelona Municipal Band and Orchestra with Pablo Casals. In 1932 director of the Institute of Musical Studies, and works as a professor of piano accompanying and chamber music at the Conservatorio Superior de Música del Liceu in what would be Professor (1940), and its director in 1953 remain in office until 1982.

Stands out as the companion of great performers like cellists Cassadó Gaspar, Lluís Claret, Pierre Fournier, Bernard Michal, Joseph Trotta, Ernest Xancó, violinists Richard Brengola Gerard Claret, Ida Haendel, Joan Manen, John massive Toldrà Edward Henry Szering Henry Lewkovicz, the flautists Salvador Gratacós, Jean-Pierre Rampal, and singers Manuel Ausensi, Montserrat Aparici, Victoria de los Angeles, Conchita Badia Augustine, Montserrat Caballe (who was his student), Concepción Callao, Pilar Lorengar, Conchita Supervía, Emili Vendrell Mercedes planting (which premiered in the "Nursery Rhyme to sleep in a bold Xavier Montsalvatge" at the Barcelona Athenaeum on 18 March 1945), Marcos Redondo, Richard Torres, among the best known . With Francesca Callao conducted auditions for schools, libraries and art centers throughout Catalonia commentary by the poet John Alavedra. He performed as soloist with orchestras Pau Casals, Barcelona Symphony and City of Barcelona under the direction of renowned names such as Joan Lamote de Grignon, Enric Casals, Eduard Toldrà and Joan Manén.

One of the most important aspects was the chamber music, the trio created Farrarons-Vallribera-Muntaner, and Granados Quintet, and next to the violinist Sándor Vegh and cellist Joseph Trotta at festivals Prada. He made several tours as a concert pianist in Austria, New Zealand and South America. He helped spread the Catalan music, especially music of Pablo Casals, and John and Ricard Lamote de Grignon, in a historical moment in which they were banned for political reasons. But he made several recordings accompanying soloists.

As a teacher is also the author of "Manual for Implementation and pianistic expression," and "The Piano, its appearance and development: composers, pianists and pedagogos." He was a member of the Academy of Fine Arts in St. George, who was appointed to the academic honor, he received several awards, the Gold Medal at the Liceu Conservatory of Music, Medal of work of the Government of Catalonia, appointed academic and silver medal of the Academie of Arts, Sciences et Lettres in Paris.

The author of several choral compositions ("Eve"), chamber, joys, Sardana, piano, highlight the "joy of San Cristobal de Vilanova," in the "St. Peter Gelida" the Sardana "Deixondiment" " Remenbrança Girona "," Folgueroles "," Singing in the sun, "" Sea happy, "" Sunflower ", some of them winning in Barcelona and Radio National Radio.

Sallent In 1983 he dedicated a street and then the illustrious son of the town and also has a street Gelida.

The 1930s lived in Enrique Granados street, No 61, in Barcelona

He died in Barcelona on 7 March 1990.