Juan Lamote De Grignon
In 1911 he founded the Orquesta Sinfónica de Barcelona (later renamed as Orquestra Simfònica De Barcelona I Nacional De Catalunya) of which he was also music director. He directed the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. He was the successor of Celestí Sadurní in directing the Municipal Band of Barcelona in 1914, from where he promoted young performers and provided the Band with an acknowledged repertoire. Three years later he was appointed director of the Conservatory of the Gran Teatre del Liceu of Barcelona. In 1943 he founded the Orquesta de Valencia, which he directed until 1949.
His compositions, including transcriptions and arrangements, comprise some 150 songs, the oratorio La Nit de Nadal (1906), the lyric drama Hespèria (1907), a symphonic trilogy, a symphony, a Missa eucarística for two voices and organ, motets and spiritual songs, and El Parc d'atraccions for piano. He also wrote various sardanes for cobla and helped to found the band Cobla Barcelona.
His son Ricard Lamote de Grignon followed in his father's footsteps as a composer and orchestra director. Ricard worked alongside him as assistant director of the newly created València Municipal Orchestra