La Artistica Symphonic Band of Buñol
La Artistica Symphonic Band of Buñol
About this project
Considered one of the best band formations, it has performed in practically all of Spain, as well as in other European countries: France, Austria, Holland, Germany, Belgium, and Switzerland.
Throughout its long history, it has been awarded on multiple occasions and in various competitions, to highlight among many others, those achieved in the “A” special section of the Valencia Competition in the years 1963, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1992, 1993 and 1995 in which the highest awards were obtained.
In 1990 he won, in addition to the Honorable Mention, the Interpretation Award granted by the “General Society of Authors” of Spain. It is necessary to highlight the year 1993 in which, participating in three contests in the short period of one month, the following prizes were obtained: First Prize in the Requena National Contest and Extraordinary Prize “Ramón Marí Pino”; First Prize and Honorable Mention at the Ciudad de Valencia International Contest and First Prize at the Kerkrade World Olympiad (Holland)
In the summer of 1999, our Symphonic Band participates in the Saarbrüken festival as a representation of Spain together with the National Ballet and the National Orchestra of Spain. That same summer of 1999, after participating in the festival, he continued to tour Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands.
World champion in Kerkrade
In the year 2000 he participated in the XXIX Vila d’Altea International Music Band Contest, obtaining First Prize and Honorable Mention.
It is in the year 2001, when at the World Music Olympiad in Kerkrade (Holland), on its 50th Anniversary, all the great prizes of this Contest were obtained: First Prize Accreditation Diploma with the highest score of all the participating Bands, Gold Timbale, World Champion Flag and Flag for the highest score of a foreign Band in the entire history of the Musical Contest.
He owns the “Euterpe” awards for Federal Participation and the best recordings of valencian music, with “La Passió de Crist” and “La Vall de la Murta”, awards granted by the Federation of Musical Societies of the Valencian Community.
Gold record of the “World Wind Music”
July 2001, he obtained the Gold Record awarded by World Wind Music for having sold more than 20,000 Banda music CDs.
September 2004, he participated in the Lucerne Festival (Switzerland) representing the music of Banda de Valencia and Spain.
July 2005, after seven years without participating in it, he obtained the Second Prize in the Honorary Section of the Valencia International Contest.
In 2008, Sociedad y Banda celebrated the 125th Anniversary of its founding.
November 2009, he obtained First Prize and Honorable Mention in the edition of the 38th “Villa de Altea” International Band Contest, achieving the highest score in the history of said Contest, with 571.5 points.
June 2011, during the Closing of the 1st Festival of Bands of the Popular Television Valencian Community, he obtained the Prize for the International Diffusion of Valencian Music.
“La Artística” Symphonic Band of Buñol became the top winner of the 126th City of Valencia International Music Band Contest 2012.
Winners of “Amstel Music Award”
In 2014, the conductor Henrie Adams and the Symphonic Band of the Musical Society “La Artística” of Buñol are the winners of the “Amstel Music Award”. The “Amstel Music Award” jury appreciates Henrie Adams and “La Artística” for their innovative work in the field of Banda music. This pioneering work has led to numerous world premieres, radio broadcasts, and CD recordings.
Adams and the Musical Society have been invaluable to the Wind Orchestra music scene over the past 25 years, both in Spain and around the world.
As guest conductors, the group has been conducted by such prestigious batons as José Cervera Lloret, José Ferríz, Vicente Más Quiles, Bernardo Adam Ferrero, Johan de Meij, Francisco Grau, Amando Blanquer, Norbert Nozy, Heinz Friesen, Pablo Sanchez Torrella, and Rafael Martinez Llorens.
Currently, its more than 180 musicians are directed by conductor Mario Ortuño and, in addition, it has 330 federated musicians for any extraordinary event in which the Musical Society participates.