Manuel Borgunyó Pla
Rubí , 5 de maig de 1884
Madrid , 23 de setembre de 1973
Composer i Teacher


Pedagogue, conductor and composer

He studied at the Escolania de Montserrat under the tutelage of Father Guzmán. He later extended his studies at the Conservatori Municipal de Música in Barcelona with Antoni Nicolau and Joan Lamote de Grignon, among others.

He was a member of a septet that toured around Europe. In Paris, he was able to learn about Maurice Chevais’s method of active musical pedagogy and applied it in his teaching at a school in the Gràcia district (Barcelona). He was deputy conductor of the Societat Coral Euterpe and conductor of the Orfeó de Graus (Huesca). He was renowned for the pedagogical projects he developed in Igualada, Sabadell, Barcelona and Tenerife.

He founded the Associació d'Amics de l'Educació Musical and in 1935, he was conductor of the Cantors de l'Obrera—a choral entity dependent on the Associació Obrera de Concerts. He was also an active member of the Consell de Cultura of the Generalitat de Catalunya.

He composed music of different genres, including light music later performed by Raquel Meller.