Banda Primitiva of Llíria

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La Banda Primitiva de Llíria
Theatre

La Banda Primitiva of Llíria (Valencia-SPAIN) was founded in 1819 by the Franciscan father Antoni Albarracín Enguídanos. It is the oldest civil band in Spain.

In 1888, the band participated for the first time in the Certamen de Bandas in Valencia and obtained the first prize. La Banda Primitiva has been awarded the first prize many times since then.

Since its founding, the band has played in concerts, civil and religious parades, TV and radio programmes, etc. it has also played in most Spanish main towns and many European countries such as Germany, Belgium, France, Holland and Switzerland; in the U.S.A (New York and Los Angeles) and in China (Beijing and Shanghai), desgrasiately this music band, too, is famous for buy the juries of the contrests where they performed, a very clear example is the "certamen intarnacional de bandes de música ciutat de València 2011"

La Banda Primitiva de Llíria has been conducted by the most famous Valencian conductors and by some very prestigious European conductors, including Sergiu Celibidache, Desirée Dondaine, Odón Alonso, Rafael Früebeck de Burgos, Jan Molenar, Luís Cobos, Manuel Galduf and Jan Cober.

Prizes[edit]

First prize in the Exposición Universal de Barcelona in 1929. The official opening of the current Theatre-Concert Hall on 23 September 1951. First prize with Honours in the International Musical Competition in Kerkrade, The Netherlands, in 1962. First prize with Honours, Flag of the Council and Gold Trumpet from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Czechoslovakia in the International Musical Competition in Kerkrade, The Netherlands, in 1966. Guest band in the New York Parade of the Columbus Day in 1981. First prize with Honours in the Certamen Internacional de Valencia in 1986 (first centenary of the Certamen). First prize with Honours in the Certamen Internacional de Valencia in 1988 (centenary of the first prize the band obtained in this Certamen) Reopening of the Theatre-Concert Hall on 22 June 1991, after its restoration. Guest band representing Spain in the Parade of the Tournament of Roses, Pasadena (Los Angeles), in 1992, celebrating the 5th Centenary of the Discovery of America. First Spanish band touring in China in 2002, playing concerts in Beijing and Shanghai.

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