Manuel Valls Gorina (Composer)
Born: 21st July 1920, Badelona, Spain
Died: 9th August 1984, Barcelona, Spain
Manuel Valls i Gorina was a Spanish composer, pianist, music critic, and music educator.
Valls was born in Badalona. He studied at the University of Barcelona and the Conservatori Superior de Música del Liceu. At the Liceu he was mentored by Aita Donostia with whom he studied music theory, music composition, and orchestration. He became a successful composer writing symphonic works, chamber music, choral music, operas, art songs, and songs for solo piano. For many years he taught composition at the University of Barcelona and wrote music reviews for El País..