Joan Escalas Feliu
Barcelona , 16 September 1896
Composer and Performer


Flautist and composer

He was flautist in several orchestras in Barcelona, including Gran Teatre del Liceu, and from 1886 he was part of newly created Banda Municipal de Barcelona. He founded Orquestra Escalas (1867) and achieved success in Catalonia. In addition to private teaching, he taught at the Conservatori del Liceu and the Escola Municipal de Barcelona. Although he composed some symphonic and chamber music, and pieces for wind band, he was renowned for his ballables, which make up most of his production and was partly published within music collections.

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