Aureo Herrero

 

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ÁUREO HERRERO (1904-1995)

acido en 1904. Su padre, músico de profesión, le inculca su amor por la música y a la edad de seis años interpreta melodías en el piano, la bandurria y la guitarra. En al luthería de Santos Hernández conoce a los mejores guitarristas e instrumentistas de arco del momento. Es presentado a un profesor de contrabajo de la Orquesta del Teatro Real que se brinda a darle clases; aprende rápido, y, en un año, ya trabaja en la Orquesta del Teatro Price. Comienza su preparación para entrar en el conservatorio.


aureo herreroEstudia armonía, contrapunto, termina la carrera de contrabajo estudiando con los mas prestigiosos profesores del momento y conoce a Andrés Segovia, del que recibe clases y que años después, le enviará a los alumnos que no puede asumir por sus compromisos concertísticos, constituyéndose así en su más genuíno y directo continuador.
Forma parte de la Orquesta Nacional Filarmónica y de la Orquesta Sinfónica Arbós de Madrid, entrando en contacto con importantes personalidades de la música sinfónica tales como el propio Arbós, Spiteri, Ataulfo Argenta, Conrado del Campo, Gerardo Gombau, Juan Ruiz Casaux y en donde toma conciencia del repertorio orquestal en giras por toda España y el extranjero.
Conoce y se relaciona con guitarristas, compositores y guitarreros como Ángel Martín Pompey, Ángel Barrios, Alirio Díaz, Arcángel Fernández, Marcelo Barbero, Feliciano Bayón, Paulino Bernabé, Narciso Yepes, Leo Brouwer y Regino Sainz de la Maza, al que hace sustituciones en el conservatorio.
Profesor en la Escuela Norteamericana durante varios años; director de Instrumentos españoles y guitarrista en la Orquesta de la compañía discográfica Columbia.

Áureo Herrero con Leo Brower, Antonio Dominguez y Feliciano Bayón
Áureo Herrero con Leo Brower y Antonio Domínguez

La Guerra Civil Española le obliga a realizar un largo paréntesis pero cuando ésta termina, a los quince días, ya forma parte de un nuevo grupo: La Orquesta España.
Se jubila. Recibe alumnos en su domicilio y compone y arregla obras de grandes autores.
El Ministerio de Cultura le faculta para seleccionar y traer a Madrid Coros, orquestas de pulso y púa, grupos de folclore. Recorre toda España durante ocho años seleccionando orfeones de Santander, Zumaya.
Fué nombrado "Socio de Honor" de la Sociedad Española de la Guitarra. Ha formado a varias generaciones de concertistas (Rocío Herrero, Marcus Llerena, Antonio Domínguez, Theodore Norman, etc.) y grandes pedagogos.
Fallece en 1995.

Biography

ÁUREO HERRERO (1904-1995)

e was born in 1904. His father, a professional musician, inculcated him his love to music and when he was six years old he played melodies on the piano, the bandurria and the guitar. At the lutheria Santos Hernandez he met the best guitar players and bow instrumentalists of that moment. He was introduced to a double bass teacher of the Teatro Real Orchestra who offered himself to give him classes. He learned very fast and after one year he already worked in the Price Theatre Orchestra. He started his training to join the Conservatory.

aureo herreroHe studied harmony, counterpoint and finished the career of double bass studying with the most prestigious teachers of the moment. He met Andres Segovia, who taught him and some years later, sent him the students he could not teach himself because of his artistic commitments. In this way, Aureo Herrero became his most direct and genuine continuator. He was a member of the Arbós Orchestra of Madrid where he met important celebrities of symphonic music as Arbos himself, Spiteri, Ataulfo Argenta, Conrado del Campo, Gerardo Gombau, Juan Ruiz Casaux and where he became used to orchestral repertory during tours all around Spain and abroad. He met and got in touch with well known guitar players and composers Ángel Martín Pompey, Feliciano Bayón, Arcágel Fernández, Marcelo Barbero, Paulino Bernabé, Ángel Barrios, Alirio Diaz, Narciso Yepes, Leo Brouwer and Regino Sainz de la Maza; Aureo Herrero stood in for him some times at the Conservatory. He was a teacher at the North American School for several years; director of Spanish Instruments and guitar player at the orchestra of Columbia record company.

The Spanish Civil War obliged him to make a long break but 15 days after the war finished he was already a member of a new group: the Orquesta de España.

He retired. He received some students at his home, composed and adapted for guitar pieces of famous composers. The Ministry of Culture authorized him to choose and bring to Madrid choirs, plucked string orchestras and folklore groups. He travelled all around Spain for eight years and selected choirs from Santander, Zumaya. He has prepared some generations of concert performers (Rocío Herrero, Marcus Llerena, Antonio Dominguez, Theodore Norman, etc.) and important pedagogues.

He died in 1995.

 

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