Biographies

Mainly classical academic training, throughout our professional career we have developed in other musical fields such as Conduction, Interpretation, Production and Recording, specialized in music for Cinema, TV, Performing Arts and Symphonic Music. We develop our work with different and contrasting musical styles: Classical, Pop, Rock, Electronic, Jazz, World Music, or different fusions of these styles with Contemporary or Traditional Symphonic and Chamber Music.

 

                     Toni Giménez Cerezo

Personal information:
Place of birth and residence: Algemesí (Valencia) Spain.

Academic training:
Degree in the specialties of Saxophone (1994), Harmony, Counterpoint, Composition and Instrumentation (2002). Diplomat in Clarinet, Musical Language, Music Theory, Transposition and Accompaniment. 
Post-graduate in Composition and Orchestration, Provincian Council of Zaragoza (1998-2000).
2 Honorable Mentions in Saxophone, Superior Conservatory of Valencia, Spain. Saxophone training courses with Manuel Miján, Pedro Iturralde, Daniel Deffayet. Studies in Choral and Orchestral Conducting with the teachers José Collado and Dennis Ham. Advanced training courses in Composition with Mr. José Mª Cervera Lloret, David P. Graham, Julio Estrada, Robert Beaser, César Cano and Marian Didu.

Complementary Training (not regulated):
Studies in Modern Music, Arrangements, Composition and Improvisation of Jazz with José Luis Granell, Voro García, Joan Soler, Gregory Fritze (Berklee College of Music, Valencia) and Jesús Santandreu (Sedajazz). Training courses in music informatics both in sound treatment (Acoustic, Cubase, Logic Audio Pro) and in the production and editing of scores (Encore, Sibelius and Finale). Assistance to various courses and congresses of Film Music (Lalo Schifrin, José Nieto, Fernando Trueba, Luis García Berlanga, etc.) in Valencia and Madrid.

Professional experience:
1992-1996, Professor of Saxophone, Harmony, Musical Language and Fundamentals of Composition in the Professionals Conservatories of Algemesí and Quart de Poblet.
1993-94, Arranger in the OTI Festival Orchestra, Valencia. Live musician for the Coral Producer Europe, Valencia.
1994-1997, component of the saxophone group “Adolphe Sax”, Valencia.
1996, Arranger on the album “Our Christmas Songs” by Montserrat Caballé and Montserrat Martí published by BMG Classics Music.
1997 to the present, music teacher in Secondary School with definitive destination in the IES José María Parra (Alzira, Valencia).
2008, founding member of the PROESO Instrumental Group, Conductor, Composer and Arranger.
2019, founder together with his brother Juan (GimEnez Bros. Film Music Composers) dedicated to the composition of music for images.

As a Composer he has more than 80 works composed or arranged for all kinds of classical formations (chamber and symphony), modern (various formations), or electronic music, some of them edited by Editorial Piles and Rivera Editores.
He collaborates and records albums with soloists and diverse groups: Montserrat Caballé, Montserrat Martí, “Brandenburgische Philharmonie” by Potsdam (Germany, 1996), “Spanish Brass Luur Metals”, “Adolphe Sax”, “Málaga Tubas Quartet”, “Huecco”, “Eva Dénia”, “Lydia Gregory”, “Bilonda”, “Palma Municipal Wind Band”, “PROESO Instrumental Group”, etc …

As a Musical Conductor he has conducted the “Joan Baptista Cabanilles Orchestra”, the “University Choir” of Albacete, the Rótova Music Wind Band, the Educational Project “Music knows no borders” and the PROESO Instrumental Group.

Other awards and artistic-professional merits:
2000,  Winner of the civil exams of music professors in Secondary school.
2005,  1st Prize of the “VII Paco Llácer Composition Contest” organized by FECOCOVA with the composition for white voices “Tirallonga dels monosíl·labs” with lyrics by Pere Quart.
2007,  Second prize in the “XX Reus City Prize for composition for children’s corals” for the song “Home amb Blues” with lyrics by Joaquim Horta i Massanés.
2015,  1st Prize of the “AETYB” organized Contest in the Ensemble category, with “Flamenco Rhapsody” for Tubas Quartet.
2018,  Finalist of the XVII edition of the “Spanish Brass Alzira Festival” organized by SBLM with his work “Micro Tubes”.
2019, together with his brother Juan (GimEnez Bros.) and with the compositions “AGATHA CHRISTIE ON STAGE”, “IN OCTOBER” and “EL GEGANT EGOISTA” have won 25 International Awards such as the “GLOBAL MUSIC AWARDS”, “CINEMAFEST”, “EUROPEAN CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARDS”, “JERRY GOLDSMITH AWARDS”, etc… in cities like Los Angeles (CA, USA), Toronto (CANADA), Amsterdam (NETHERLANDS, EU), New York (USA), Calcutta (INDIA), Battipaglia (ITALY, EU), Manila (PHILIPPINES), Singapore, etc.

                     Juan Giménez Cerezo

Concierto de Vernano

Personal information:
Place of birth: Algemesí (Valencia), Spain.
Place of residence: Palma de Mallorca (Illes Balears), Spain.

Academic training:
Degree in the specialties of Trumpet, Piano, Musical Language, Transportation and Repentization, Composition and Orchestration, Orchestra Conducting and Choral Conduct (1994).
Extraordinary prizes final of career in Composition, Transport, Repentization and Orchestral Conducting. Superior Conservatories of Valencia and Murcia, Spain.
Master in Aesthetics and Musical Creativity, University of Valencia (1996).
Post-graduate in Orchestral Conducting, Chigiana Academy of Siena, Italy (2000).
Post-graduate in Orchestral Conducting and Musical Analysis, University of Alcalá de Henares, Madrid (2004-2006). 
Post-graduate in Composition and Orchestration, Provincian Council of Zaragoza (1998-2000).
Music and Post-graduate training courses, both in Spain and abroad, in the specialities of Composition, Orchestration and Orchestral Conducting with: Robert Beaser, Samuel Adler, David P. Graham, Mr. José M.ª Cervera Lloret, José Collado, Manfred Trojahn , Marian Didu, Jesús López-Cobos, Arturo Tamayo, José Luis López, César Cano, Antoni Ros Marbá, Amando Blanquer, Gianluigi Gelmetti, etc.

Complementary Training (not regulated):
Jazz and modern music studies (piano, harmony and arrangements), Valencia. Elementary and technical studies of violin, Valencia. Various courses in music production, music computing and sheet music editing (Cubase, Logic Pro, Sibelius), Valencia and Barcelona. Attendance at various courses and congresses of film music (Lalo Schifrin, José Nieto, Fernando Trueba, Luis García Berlanga, Alfredo Contreras, etc.), Valencia, Madrid and Palma de Mallorca.

Professional experience:
1982-1998, Musician, composer and arranger in a great number of bands and soloists of Spanish song, light music, pop, rock, techno and jazz. Musician, arranger and deputy director of the Orchestra of the International Song Festival of Benidorm in 1993 and of the Orchestra of the OTI festival in 1994.
1989-1994, Studio Musician, Live, Arranger, Composer and Producer Musical, Valencian Television (Channel 9) and Producer Coral Europa, Valencia.
1989-2005, Founder and Artistic-Musical Conductor of the “Jove Orquestra Joan Bta. Cabanilles” from Algemesí, Valencia. Principal Conductor of several Wind Bands and Music Schools (Pobla Llarga, Albaida, Carlet).
1993-1998, Professor of Harmony, Musical forms and Piano, Conservatories of Ontinyent and Requena, (Valencia).
1998-2002, Music teacher in Secondary School in Almansa (Albacete) and Ontinyent (Valencia).
2002-2012, Artistic-Musical Conductor and Titular Manager of the Municipal Wind Band from Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands (Currently in leave).
2012-2014, Professor of Harmony, Arrangements and Orchestra Conducting, Professional and Superior Music Conservatories of Mallorca, Balearic Islands.
2014-2019, Music teacher of the Ministry of Education of Balearic Islands, currently destined for the IES Calvià.
2019, Founder together with his brother Toni (GimEnez Bros. Film Music Composers) dedicated to the composition of music for images.

As a Composer, Arranger or Conductor, he collaborates and records albums with soloists and diverse groups: Montserrat Caballé, Montserrat Martí, “Brandenburgische Philharmonie” from Potsdam (Germany), “SWR Rundfunkorchester” from Kaiserslautern (Germany), (for BMG, Berlin 1996 and 1998), Rubén Simeó (for Avex-Classics, 2006), Juanjo Guillem, Enrique Pérez, Rubén Marqués, “Adolphe Sax”, etc. 
It has about 120 works composed or arranged for all kinds of formations classical (chamber and symphonic) and modern (various formations), some of they edited by Ed. Piles and recorded on disc or CD; has premiered his compositions in Spain (Valencia, Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, Alicante, Palma de Mallorca, etc.) and in the USA (Boston, Cambridge, and Los Angeles).

As musical Conductor he has been invited in numerous national and foreign groups:
Symphony Orchestra of the National Theater of Opereta “Ion Dacian” of Bucharest (Romania), Philharmonic Orchestra “Ion Dumitrescu” of Rm. Valcea (Romania), Chamber Orchestra “Carmen-Sylva” of Bucharest (Romania), Symphony Orchestra of the “Illes Balears”, Orchestra “Cervera Lloret”, Orchestra “Ciudad de Elche”, Classical Orchestra of Valencia, Young Orchestra of the Community of Murcia, Primitive Wind Band of Llíria, Orchestra and Wind Band “Santa Cecilia” of Cullera, Municipal Wind Band of Alicante, Municipal Wind Band of Albacete, Municipal Wind Band of Seville, Municipal Wind Band of Santiago de Compostela, etc.

Other awards and artistic-professional merits:
1996,  Winner of the civil exams of music professors in Secondary school.
1999,  Honorable Mention in the 1st Composition Contest for Dolçaina and Music Wind Band “Ciutat d’Algemesí”, for his work “Discrepàncies”.
2002,  Winner by merit contest, the possition of Artistic-Musical Conductor and Titular Manager of the Municipal Wind Band from Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands (Spain).
2009,  Winner by civil exams, the possition of Artistic-Musical Conductor and Titular Manager of the Municipal Wind Band from Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands (Spain).
2014,  Winner of the IV “Vicente Ruiz Monrabal” Musical Composition Contest for the great Symphonic Wind Band, organized by the National Confederation of Musical Societies of Spain, for his work “Venus Mayor”.
2019, together with his brother Toni (GimEnez Bros.) and with the compositions “AGATHA CHRISTIE ON STAGE”, “IN OCTOBER” and “EL GEGANT EGOISTA” have won 25 International Awards such as the “GLOBAL MUSIC AWARDS”, “CINEMAFEST”, “EUROPEAN CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARDS”, “JERRY GOLDSMITH AWARDS”, etc… in cities like Los Angeles (CA, USA), Toronto (CANADA), Amsterdam (NETHERLANDS, EU), New York (USA), Calcutta (INDIA), Battipaglia (ITALY, EU), Manila (PHILIPPINES), Singapore, etc.