Òscar Colomina i Bosch (*1977)



Òscar studied composition with Malcolm Singer and Simon Bainbridge and conducting with Alan Hazeldine. He graduated with first class honours and a Master in Composition with distinction from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and was later awarded a PhD in Composition from the Royal Academy of Music.

He now teaches at the Yehudi Menuhin School , the Royal Academy of Music and -active as a guest lecturer- has been invited to teach chamber music at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague-School for Young Talent.



He has been finalist of the Barclays-St. Paul's Cathedral Competition Prize , and winner of the competition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Royal Festival Hall's organ, the Musicians Company Dr. Alfred Prindl Memorial Prize, the Guildhall School/Orchestra of the Swan Composition Prize, the Best Music Award in Tenerife Short Film Festival and Valencia 's Music of Today 2008 .

Òscar has been commissioned among others by the Aldeburgh Festival, the Philharmonia Orchestra for its Music of Our Time series, the Schubert Ensemble, Orchestra of the Swan, Valencian Music Institute, Antares Ensemble and percussion group Kontakte. His music has been premiered at the Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room, Yale University's Sprague Hall, Palau de la Música de Valencia, and the Auditorio de Galicia with the Real Filharmonia de Galicia Orchestra; it has been radio broadcasted in Spain, Mexico, Denmark and the USA; and has also featured in festivals such as Composers Now (New York), the City of London Festival, Manchester QuartetFest, the European Congress of Conservatoires, ENSEMS-València, Burgos Summer Festival or the Encuentro Internacional de Compositores in Mallorca. Oscar has written orchestral arrangements for Heinrich Schiff and the Kremerata Baltica (Gewanghaus, Leipzig 2009), for the Yehudi Menuhin International Competition (Beijing , 2012) and has enjoyed composition residencies at London 's Barbican Pit Theatre (2011), the Joven Orquesta Internacional Ciudad de Oviedo and in Cove Park (Scotland) .

Òscar was appointed in 2011 Principal Conductor of the City of Salamanca Youth Orchestra (Spain). He also conducts the Junior Orchestra at The Yehudi Menuhin School and has directed cross-art projects incorporating dance and audiovisuals, conducting the Guildhall New Music Ensemble in the GSMD New Music Festival and in the London Contemporary Dance School. He has collaborated with soloists such as James O'Donnell, Ben Baker and Gabriel Ng and has conducted the Salamanca University Choir in various symphonic works, guest conducted the Cre.Art Ensemble in a series of concerts in the Segovia Summer Festival, Ávila and Madrid's Fine Arts Circle, the Underground Contemporary Music Ensemble (The Warehouse) and the Catalonian chamber orchestra Camerata XXI in their orchestral summer courses.

Oscar is also a graduate from the Valencia Conservatoire, where he studied violin with Vicente Huerta, and was a member of the Spanish National Youth Orchestra (JONDE). Oscar has been supported in his studies by a number of scholarships awarded by the Corporation of London, Valencian Music Institute, the Spanish Ministry of Culture and the Arts and Humanities Research Council .