Rubén Penadés Silvestre was born in Ontinyent (Valencia) in 1996. He graduated in musical composition at the Conservatorio Superior de Música “Óscar Esplá” in Alicante and in musical direction at the Conservatorio Superior de Música “Joaquín Rodrigo” in Valencia. In 2020 he completed the Master’s Degree in Musical Research at the International University of La Rioja, which led him to specialise in the figure of the composer Rafael Martínez Valls. Since then he has participated in and organised numerous conferences, publications and projects on the figure of this composer. He is currently a teacher at the Professional Music Center “Ciudad Ducal” in Gandia, specialising in harmony, analysis and the fundamentals of composition. He is also the main conductor of the Sociedad Musical Nueva Artística de Anna, of the Grup Polifònic “Ars Nova” of Xàbia and the assistant conductor of the Societat Unió Artística Musical d’Ontinyent.