Josep Gravalosa Geronès
Santa Coloma de Farners , 24 d'abril de 1882
Barcelona , 24 de setembre de 1975


Conductor and violin and flabiol player

He studied in his hometown as a cobla musician. He was a member of Orquestra Garreta and La Selvatana. In 1922 he founded Cobla Barcelona with Albert Martí, and took over as conductor. He composed sardanes that were always celebrated for their character. These pieces have been somewhat forgotten, with the exception Evocacions gironines.

In recent years he was known by the nickname the ‘Grandfather’ (l’avi).

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