JOSÉ D´ARAGÓN

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José  D´Aragón
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Orchestra Conductor

10-11 Strings-Guitar Soloist

Composer


José D’Aragón was born at 1965 in Saragossa (Spain) and begins his music studies at the age of four years. Focuses his dedication musical in the piano and guitar music, acting in numerous concerts as soloist at the age of six years.  Simultaneously he studied  composition and harmony with the organist of the Cathedral of the Pilar Basilica  Prof. Gregorio Garcés Till and Master Dr. González del Valle.


In 1977 (with 12 years) gets the first prize of the International Classical Guitar Competition" in Spain, recorded for  Radio and Television  and is invited to give concerts in the most important European cities.


In 1979 gets the first prize of composition with his orchestral work "Symphony One" that is interpreted by the National Orchestra in special concert.


In 1983 he completed his music studies in Spain with honors, the same year travelled to Germany to study Orchestral Direction with the prestigious Maestro Sergio Celibidache.


During 1984 he performs concerts throughout Europe with the Bach College, the Munich philharmonic orchestra, Music Rinata, the television ZDF-ARD and the Bayerische Rundfunk and is appointed director of the chorus of the Institute of Culture of Munich.


In 1985 acts leading director jointly with the Maestro Sergio Celibidache, orchestral director of the Musikhochschule in Munich, for recording and concerts of the "San Matheus Passion" of Johann Sebastian Bach.

in 1986 is invited to give concert tours as soloist and conductor in Europe and Japan to public and critics aclaim.


In 1990 José D'Aragon is appointed Doctor in Musicology. Records for varios record companies such as:  Grammophon,  Ariola,  Pasarela, FONO FSM and EMI interpreting his own compositions and arangments.


From 1991 to 1994 composed and acts for  Japanese television as a concert soloist and conductor invited to perfom with the most important orchestras in the country. For a period  resides in the United States  performing numerous concerts, and giving lectures and seminars.


During 1997 and 1998 performs concert tours in  South America collaborating with orchestras from Colombia and Venezuela, and as a  jury member in international competitions.


From  2004 to 2006 performs concert tours in Europe and Russia. 

In 2007 establishes himself in Spain, Japan and United States organising numerous concerts, tours, conferences and international seminars.


During 2012 José D´Aragón perfoms concert tours in Deutschland as soloist and conductor by Neuebrandenburg  Philarmonic Orchestra and  Jugendsinfonieorchester Kon.Centus;  in Garten Marihn, Landshut, Scharnerbeck  usw. In Spain perfoms concerts by the chorus “Elí Hosanna” from Córdoba  and as soloist in Ronda, Lucena, Malaga, usw.


Jose D'Aragon has composed many works for orchestra such as: "Symphony 1", Ballet of The Haunted House, Zeitwoelbung, Symphonic Studies, Dance Macabre, The Clan, Himno Galaxis, etc. and various compositions and transcripts for the classical guitar.



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José D'Aragon creates with the guitar a true "Orchestral resonance" with a virtuosity admired by the critics worldwide. His interpretations are characterized by a sound entirely clear and transparent with an incredible range of colors, effects and techniques.

1965

José is born in Zaragoza, Spain.


1971

First guitar concerts throughout Spain.


1972-1976

José studies composition and harmony with Gregorio Garcés Till en González del Valle.


1977

First prize at the International Guitar Competition and recordings for the Spanish Radio and Television.


1979

First prize for his composition: Symfonie no 1. Starts performing with the ten string guitar.


1983

Studies orchestra and choir direction with Maestro Sergiu Chelebidache.


1984

Concerts all over Europe with Musica Rinata, Bach Collegium, Orchestra of München and Bayerische Rundfunk. He is appointed conductor of the Choir of Munichs Culture Institute.


1985-1986

Invitations from all over Europe, Japan and the United States to perform as a soloist.


1990

José is appointed Doctor of Musicology. Recordings for labels as Ariola, Pasarela, Fono FSM and EMI.


1991-1994

José dedicates his time composing, and transcribing. He also performs for the Japanese Television as a conductor and as a soloist.


1997-1998

Concert tour of South America where he performs with the National Orchestras of Venezuela and Colombia. He is also a much valued member of the jury at international contests.


1999-2003

Tours, concerts and seminars in the United States of America, Japan and Spain.


2004-2006

On tour in Europe and Russia.


2007-2011

Since 2007 José lives in Spain, the United States and Japan, where he co-organizes and sponsors music festivals.