Alberto Grau

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Birthday
7, 1937
Birthplace
Spain
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
7, 1937 (age 80)
Birthplace
Spain

About

Known best for founding a renowned Venezuelan choir called Schola Cantorum de Caracas, this Spanish-born conductor also had a career as a composer, writing such award-winning choral pieces as Triptych, Dies Irae, and Pater Noster.

Before Fame

He received his early musical training at the Jose Angel Lamas National Conservatory of Music and the Juan Manuel Olivares School of Music.

Trivia

He was a three-time recipient of the Venezuelan National Music Prize.

Family Life

He was born in Catalonia, Spain and raised primarily in Caracas, Venezuela.

Associated With

He and Gustavo Dudamel are both Venezuelan classical composers.