JOSEP VILA CASAŅAS
Josep Vila was born in Sabadell in 1966. He began his musical training at the Conservatory of Sabadell, where he realized his piano studies with Gloria Peig.
He continued studying harmony, counterpoint, fugue and composition with Benet Casablancas and Josep Soler, and orchestral conducting with Salvador Mas.
At the same time, he worked on choral conducting with Manuel Cabero, Pierre Cao and Laszlo Heltay among others, in several national and international courses. During 1995/1996 he studied in Sweden with Eric Ericson.
Nowadays he teaches Conducting in Barcelona. As a composer, he dedicates himself essentially to vocal-instrumental music and he has been awarded in three occasions the prize of composition "Premis Reus" for childrens choirs.
He has conducted several vocal and instrumental groups, among which we must emphasize the Choir Cardedeuenca, the Fine Arts of Sabadell Choir, the Conservatory of Badalona Childrens Choir and the Conservatory of Igualada Chamber Orchestra. From 1991 to 1995 he was the main conductor of the Choir Carmina of Barcelona. In January 1990 he founded the chamber choir LIEDER CAMERA in Sabadell, of which he assumed its musical conducting. In 1999 he was awarded with one of the Sabadellencs Prizes, that awards the Jove Cambra of Sabadell.