Luis Serrano Alarcón
Composer and conductor
Born in Valencia in 1972, Luis Serrano Alarcón is a Spanish composer and conductor. His works have been performed in more than 30 countries, he has been invited to conduct his own music in Spain, Italy, Singapore, USA, Colombia and Hong Kong and has received commissions from important national and international organizations and groups. Including the Valencian Institute of Music, the International Band Competition of Vila d’Altea, the CIBM of Valencia, the CIM La Armónica of Buñol, the University of Saint Thomas (Minnesota), the Philharmonic Winds (Singapore) and the Hong Kong Band Directors Association. In 2012, the Southeastern Conference Band Directors Association, formed by a consortium of 14 US universities, commissioned the composition of his first Symphony for Wind Orchestra, premiered in October 2013 and, in 2017 he wrote the second of his symphonies commissioned by the University of Saint Thomas, piece which has been premiered in May 2017. His latest projects include his Cello Concerto and the commission of a consortium of 13 North American universities for the composition of his First Book of Spanish Dances.
He has twice won the First Prize of the International Composition Competition for Band of Corciano (Italy), in 2006 with the piece Preludio y Danza del Alba, for brass quintet and symphonic band and in 2009 with La Dama Centinela. In 2010 he won with this same piece the Euterpe Prize from the Federation of Musical Societies of Valencia in the category of Best Symphonic Work and in 2011 his piece Duende won the Best Classical Edition in the Awards of the Music, which annually delivers the Academy of Arts and Sciences of Music and are the most important in the field of music in Spain.
Luis Serrano Alarcón has been, between 2011 and 2013, member of WASBE Board of Directors.
His works have been published by Piles Editorial de Música from 2004 to 2015, the year from which he has developed his own publishing project under the Alarcon Music label.
He is currently principal conductor of the UMSC Symphonic Band of Villar del Arzobispo (Valencia) and professor at the Conservatorio Superior de Música of Valencia.