Cristobal Halffter(1930- ), Spanish composer and conductor, he studied at the Madrid Royal Conservatory and also studied with private teachers(Tansman & Jolivert). He was a successful composer and conductor. In 1961 he became a professor at the Madrid Royal Conservatory, then became director in 1964 until 1966. He composer operas(Don Quijote, Lazarus etc), and piano concerto. He is regarded as the most important Spanish composer of his generation.