Juan José Falcón Sanabria (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 1936) . He finished his studies in the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Tenerife with the Premio extraordinario. He extends his composition studies with professor Ricardo Dorado , in Madrid. He was awarded with the Premio Canarias in the Fine Arts 1994 . Fine Arts Gold medal awarded by S.M. el Rey don Juan Carlos in 1997. He was also designated Hijo Predilecto of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 1998.
This famous Canarian's work has always developed along three different lines: teaching, choral conducting and composition. He set up the choirs "Alba Vox" the Poliphonic Choir of Las Palmas And the "Schola Cantorum of the University of Las Palmas". He is an active member of the Museo Canario and teaches composition in the "Conservatorio Superior de Música de Las Palmas" as well as being the director of the "Aula de Música of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria University".
His compositions include choral and chamber music, as well as symphonic and choral-symphonic works. His creative path started from the tonal systems, moving gradually through the impresionism, atonalism, dodecafonic serialism and strucruralism, until the present period of exhaustive quest for new rythm and sound textures. His works "Kyros", "Aleph" and "Agáldar" are all included on the record interpreted by the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by José Ramón Encinar.
His works has been interpreted by orchestras all over the world such as the Philharmonic of Gran Canaria, the Symphonic Orchestra of Tenerife , the National Spanish Orchestra, the Spanish Television Orchestra, the NDR of Hamburg, the State Philharmonic and the State Television Orchestra in Moldavia, the Slovak Philharmonic and the Czech Philharmonic (conducted by Jiri Behlolavek) which interpreted the first public perfomance of "Atlántida", a symphony for choir and orchestra, in the 92 edition of the festival of music in the Canary Islands.
Among other works in the last period the most relevant are:
Misa Gloriosa (1994), Published and ditributed all over the world by the German Seal Arte Nova ( BMG), "Adagio Sinfónico" (1995), "Canto a tu Nombre" (1995), "Concierto para Piano y Orquesta" composed for the Universal Exposition in Portugal 1998,it was interpreted by Orquesta de Gran Canaria conducted by adrian Leaper and the pianist Jorge Robaina; "Helios", a symphonic work charged for the ignaural session of Auditorio Alfredo Kraus in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria ; "Luz de Aura" (1997) a piano composition charged for the "Festival de Música de Canarias (1998), interpreted by Guillermo González; "Obertura Hespérides" (1999) has been also charged for "Festival de Música de Canarias" (2000), and will be performed by the New York Philharmonic Orquestra under the baton of Kurt Masur.
The latest editions of his works are record: A CD Case Hungariam recorded by the Chamber Symphony Orchestra conducted by Alberto Roque, containing: Concert Piano, Helios, Alhama and Symphony Adagio. Also on CD Case made for the Project Rals as musical creation Canary 12, CD contains Celebración del sonido (Celebration sound), and Symphony Adagio, and Hesperidum (the latter work commissioned by the City of Santa Cruz Tenerife on the occasion of the Centennial of the city). The CD is live recordings made with the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Victor Pablo.
(2007) La Hija del Cielo (The daughter of heaven), the first Canarian opera and choral symphonic format, composed by Juan José Falcón Sanabria libretto by Guillermo Garcia-Mayor and stage production of the Fura dels Baus, opened the 2007/2008 season of the Teatro Pérez Galdós bringing together a large representation of the cultural, political and corporate insularity.