Luis Alfonzo Larrain
Venezuelan composers Forum
Luis Alfonzo Larrain , was a Venezuelan composer, music director and producer, better known as the Magician of the dancing Music.
Luis Alfonzo Larrain was born in the city of La Victoria, Aragua state, Venezuela, son of Ana Larrain Martinez and Alejandro Alfonzo Perez. In 1918 the Alfonzo Larrain family moves to Caracas and resides at the parish of La Pastora. From very young, Luis feels attracted by the music, being his first influences the band directed by Carlo Bonet and Ana Martinez, his mother teach Luis to sing and play the cuatro. At the age of nine, Luis starts to compose, and was stimulated by the Spanish singer Pilar Arcos, who include his compositions in her repertoire. In 1925, Luis forms a small orchestra, next to Raul Briceno, Rafael Uzcategui and Eduardo Serrano. Luis Alfonzo executed the banjo and was the manager of the group.
In 1927, Luis founded the Flava Orchestra, the next year, presents at the more distinguished events of Venezuela, like: the Majestic Hotel and in the collegiate event "Sacalapatalaja," being considered an irreverence artistic antigomecista (against Juan Vicente Gomez) movement. Soon get inside to the orchestra Federico Ayesta (Trumpet), Heber Hernandez (Violin), Luis Eladio Guevara (Saxophone) and eventually Antonio Lauro (Guitar). In 1930, Luis intrudes at the Broadcasting Caracas (company that with the years would be called Radio Caracas), next to the distinguished manager William Henry Phelps, and personalities like, Cecilia Martinez, Margot Antillano, Conchita Ascanio, Edgar J. Anzola, Francisco Fossa and Ricardo Espina. For this date directs the musical groupings: The Acrobats of the Sccore, The Sons of the Night andThe Quartet Melodic Luis Alfonzo Larrain, in which participates Graciela Naranjo, Fidel Peters, Ofelia Ramon and Enrique Alvarenga. In 1937 forms the ''Luis Alfonzo Larrain's Great Orchestra, that worth to him the title of Magician of the dancing Music''.
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