José R. Pascual-Vilaplana
Formed at the Musical Union of Muro (Alicante) and at the Conservatories of Alcoy and Valencia, he has conducted the National Band of Cuba, the Royal Navy of the Netherlands, the youth bands of Colombia, Bavaria and the Netherlands, the municipal bands of Buenos Aires and Montevideo, the Armed Forces of Slovenia, the Aulos Wind Band of Switzerland, the MUSIKENE Symphony and the CONSMUPA Band and Orchestra. He has also conducted numerous orchestras in Cuba, Italy and throughout Spain. He has been principal conductor of the Albacete Symphony Orchestra and since 2015 he has been artistic director of the Bilbao Municipal Band, director of the Philharmonic Wind Orchestra and principal guest conductor of the Portuguese Symphony Band of Porto.
Since September 2018 he has been the head of the Barcelona Municipal Band. He combines his activity as a conductor with teaching and composition.