Armenter, Xavier (*1965)

Armenter, Xavier (*1965)

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Javier Armenter was born in Barcelona in 1965 and entered the Barcelona Municipal Conservatoire in 1984 where he obtained a degree in solfeggio, harmony, specialised pedagogy, conducting choirs and orchestra. He has studied under prestigious masters such as X. Boliart, Miquel Martí Guàrdia Josep Soler, B. Casablancas, Salvador Mas, Albert Argudo, Carme Poch, Carles Guinovart, Josep Crivillé, Montserrat Torrent and A. Soler among others.
He has composed numerous pieces for different instrumental and vocal formations, many of which have been performed for the first time in Spain and various European countries – France, Italy and Germany. He has won several prizes, amongst which the 11th Barcelona Young Musicians Competition (1990) with the piece Arc en Ciel for a quartet of flutes, the Second Mollet del Vallès Composing Competition (1994) with the piece Homenatge a Toldrà, a sardana (Catalan dance) for cobla (Catalan brass band) and the City of Reus Composing Prize (9th edition, 1996) with the piece Punició for choir and piano stand out.
We can highlight his pedagogic aspect with the publication of the piece Cambra per als nens in five volumes, written together with Alberto Sampablo.

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