Manuel Galduf

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Manuel Galduf (born 1942 in Llíria (València)) is a Spanish Orchestra Conductor.

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Galduf studied at the Valencia Musical University School (Orchestra musical direction, composition, violin, piano and oboe) and undertook postgraduate education with Volker Wangenheim (German conductor) and Igor Markevitch (Ukrainian conductor). Professor Galduf and Markevich developed an intense professional relationship being considered Markevich's favorite postgraduate student in the early 1960s. Galduf was military music director until 1980, at the same time that was conducting prestigious orchestras all around the globe and being professor of Orchestra direction at the Seville Music School. He gave up the army and focused on a Musical Director career. He has conducted several prestigious worldwide orchestras such as Nationale de France, English Chamber Orchestra, Hungarian philharmonic, National of Venezuela. Florida Festival Orchestra, Dresdner philarmonie, etc. From 1983 until 1997 he was the principal director of the Valencia Orchestra and has conducted most of the current Spanish symphonic orchestras. He is known for having opened a lot of current Spanish compositors plays.

He is currently professor of Music Direction at the Valencia University Musical School and full-member of the Royal Societies of Arts San Fernando and San Carlos. Several Galduf's students have reached highest positions in both Musical Direction and Compositions being two remarkable examples Cesar Cano (Spanish Musical Compositor) and Pilar Vaño (Orchestra Conductor). Since 1999 he is the principal director of the Youth Orchestra of Valencia where he is doing a great job in order to identify future talented young musicians.[1]

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