Indalecio Fernández Groba

Category: Music Band conductor
Birth Date: In 1938
Birth Place: Guláns, Ponteareas (Pontevedra)

He studied Music at the Royal Music Conservatoire in Madrid with Professors García Matos, Calés Otero, Sopeña, Bravo, Cristóbal Halfter and Julio Gómez Parra. Ib 1963, he entered the Corps of the Music Band National Conductors (2nd category) and promoted to the first category in 1980.
After conducting Pedro Muñoz Band in Ciudad Real and Rosalía de Castro Choir of Madrid, he emigrated to Switzerland, where he lived for almost fifteen years and conducted ‘Harmonía Santa Cecilia de Orbe’, the Instrumental Unions of Moudon, Payerne and Leyeron and ‘Harmonía Municipal de Monthey’.
He gave advanced courses on music in the Vaud Canton and worked as a Professor in the Conservatoire of Fribour and the Music Schools of Payerne, Moudon and Monthey. Besides, he conducted concerts in Tubinga, Munich and Stuttgart (Germany); Château-Thierry, Nîmes, Baune and Dijon (France) and in Alstatten, Füerthalen, Basilea and Bellinzona (Switzerland).
When he returned to Spain in 1979, he conducted the Municipal Band of Lugo and created an academy, where great professors were educated.
He conducted the Municipal Band of A Coruña since 1991 up to his retirement.

 Work & Activities

He wrote the hymn for Ville de Payerne and many works for band, most of them recorded by RTV de la Suisse Romande and the Municipal Bands of Lugo and A Coruña.
He was awarded several performance prizes with the Music Bands of Payerne and Moudon. In 1979, he was awarded the Coller de Bronce at the Coller de Bronce en la Fête de la Vigne in Dijon and the Second Composition Prize of the Swiss Band Federation (1976).
He was often invited to conduct the Municipal Bands of Madrid, Alicante and Albacete and participate as a member of the panel in the Music Band Contest of Valencia, Pontevedra County Council and Campo de Criptana.