Inspiring musicians to go beyond the notes
Òscar’s training as an orchestral performer in orchestras & new music ensembles, coupled with his vision as an active composer and chamber music coach, feed into his ability to inspire and lead young musicians in performances of heightened expressivity and depth.
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.
Orquestas Jóvenes de la Filarmónica de Bogotá (Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo, Auditorio Fabio Lozano, Museo Nacional de Colombia, 2019)
The Yehudi Menuhin School Orchestra (Gstaad International Festival, Auditorio de Zaragoza, Fundación Juan March, Auditori Pau Casals, 2017-2020)
Orquesta de València (ENSEMS International Festival, 2017)
Royal Conservatoire of The Hague – School for Young Talent, Atheneum Kamerorkest (2016)
Camerata XXI Chamber Orchestra (36th International Pau Casals Festival 2016)
Royal Academy of Music (2013-2019). 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, Köln Hochschule, former professor at the Yehudi Menuhin School & Royal College of Music)
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, winner Menuhin Competition)
Ben Baker (Yehudi Menuhin School alumnus, Windsor International String Competition Winner)
Jia Pen Fang (erhu virtuoso, Gstaad Festival 2019)
Songha Choi (2nd prize and audience prize winner, Menuhin Competition 2016)
Tianyou Ma (finalist, Menuhin Competition, 2018)
Estrella Morente (flamenco singer)