Héctor Oltra García

Héctor Oltra GarcíaSpanish (Alboraya, Valencia) Composer, Orchestra Conductor and musical Researcher. High Degree in Composition with Extraordinary Honor Prize, and High Degree in Orchestra Conducting with top marks, at the Conservatorio Superior de Música of Valencia (Spain), being its most prominent professors Ramon Ramos, Enrique Sanz-Bueguete, Gregorio Jiménez, Emilio Calandín, César Cano, Manuel Galduf and Pilar Vañó. Masters Degree in Contemporary Music achieving a punctuation of 10 and a Mention of Honours, and currently developing his Doctoral Thesis in Music at the Universitat Politècnica of Valencia (Spain). As composer has commissions from performers and institutions, awards and participation at various festivals of contemporary music. He has won the following awards: Extraordinary Honor Prize in Composition at the Conservatorio de Música of Valencia in 2001 (Spain); Prize-Comission in Composition at the “Oïda II” course of composition and interpretation of contemporary music of the International Contemporary Music Festival ENSEMS in 2003 (Spain); Prize in Composition “Huihuihui music” of young composers (Art’s XXI and the SGAE) in 2004 (Spain); Prize in Composition XI Concurso de Composición “Paco Llacer” (FECOCOVA) in 2009 (Spain); Prize-Selection in Composition at the International call for works of the “Somelgrup Concert series” in 2013 (Spain); and Prize-Selection at the International call for works “Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Hayk Arsenyan” in 2014 (EE.UU.).

WEBSITE: hectoroltra.com

LISTEN: Entrañas for piano using extended techniques
Toni Moya, pianist.
26/4/2014 at Sala Clemente Pianos, Valencia-Spain. Final concert of the Contemporary Music Interpretation’s Classroom of the Superior Conservatory of Music “Joaquín Rodrigo” of Valencia, Spain.