Experience & Video Material
After gaining experience as an orchestral musician, Oscar studied conducting at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with the late Alan Hazeldine and Sian Edwards. A graduate violinist from the Valencia Conservatoire, Òscar was active as an orchestral and contemporary ensemble performer before pursuing a career as a composer/conductor. He was a member of the Spanish National Youth Orchestra (JONDE), performing at the BBC PROMS in 1996 and worked with first class conductors such as Carlo Maria Giulini, Lutz Köhler, Gianandrea Noseda, Pablo González, Andras Ligeti, and international soloists such as M. Rostropovich, Plácido Domingo, Agnes Baltsa, Pepe Romero and Carlos Bonell. He was also a member of the Orquesta de Cámara Joaquín Rodrigo (Agustín León Ara, leader), recording for EMI, touring the Dominican Republic, París-Unesco, Auditorio Nacional (Madrid), Palau de la Música Catalana (Barcelona), Palau de la Música (Valencia), and the Edinburgh Festival with Sphera Ensemble Contemporani.
The Yehudi Menuhin School Orchestras
Orquesta de València (ENSEMS International Festival, 2017)
Royal Conservatoire of The Hague – School for Young Talent, Atheneum Kamerorkest
36th International Pau Casals Festival 2016, Camerata XXI Chamber Orchestra
Royal Academy of Music (2013-present). Directing contemporary ensembles in public concerts, directing composition workshops, premiere of Michael Zev-Gordon’s Sehnsucht.
New Music Ensemble of the Conservatorio Superior de Castilla y León (March 2015)
City of Salamanca Youth Orchestra (artistic director 2011-2014).
Orpheus Sinfonia, London (guest, June 2014).
Salamanca University Choir (symphonic collaborations in 2012, 2013, 2014).
Camerata XXI Orchestral Courses (2012-2017, in Catalonia)
CreArt Ensemble (2008 tour). Royal College of Music alumni ensemble, concerts in Segovia Summer Festival, Madrid Fine Arts Circle and Ávila.
Guildhall School of Music and Drama New Music Ensemble (2006). Concerts at the The Place and GSMD.
Jury of the International Wind Band Contest ‘City of Valencia’ (July 2014)
·Collaborations with soloists:
Thomas Carroll (professor, Yehudi Menuhin School & Royal College of Music)
Ben Baker (Yehudi Menuhin School alumnus, Windsor International String Competition Winner)
James O’Donnell (Master of Music at Westminster Abbey)
Bart LaFollette (professor, Yehudi Menuhin School; Decca Records’ inaugural Classical Music Award)
Akiko Ono (professor, Yehudi Menuhin School)
Estrella Morente (flamenco singer)
Oscar has led outreach workshops of new music at the Yehudi Menuhin School and conducted open rehearsals for civil associations with the City of Salamanca Youth Orchestra, given pre-concert talks and recorded short educational video- clips for Castilla y León TV and Salamanca local TV, introducing the works and giving the audience a general context for the concert.