Héctor Oltra García

Play all audio recordings

Dr. Héctor Oltra García (Alboraia, Valencia). Higher Graduate in the specialties of Composition and Orchestral Conducting at the Conservatorio Superior de Música "Joaquín Rodrigo" in Valencia, with professors Ramón Ramos and Manuel Galduf, among others; Master in Contemporary Music and PhD in Music at the Universitat Politècnica de València with cum laude mention and proposal for the Extraordinary Doctorate Award.

Dr. Oltra has been tracing an intense activity in contemporary musical creation, developed multidisciplinary through composition, direction and musical research:

As composer, his works have been premiered and programmed at various international contemporary music festivals in Spain, the United States, Romania, Italy, Greece, Poland, Serbia, Russia, Germany, the United Kingdom and Malaysia. His works have been selected and awarded in various calls: II "Oïda" Course on Contemporary Music Composition -ENSEMS (València, 2003); I "Huihuihui Música" Competition for Young Composers - SGAE/Art'sXXI (València, 2004); XI Composition Contest "Paco Llácer" - FECOCOVA (València, 2009); Concert Series "Somelgrup" (Valencia, 2013); VoxNovus International Call for Compositions (New York - USA, 2014); Risuonanze 2015 (Udine - ITALY, 2015); 25th International Review of Composers (Belgrade - SERBIA, 2016); Interensemble Festival 2017 (Padua - ITALY, 2017); Silver Medal - Global Music Awards Competition (California - USA, 2017); InEnsemble 'JustFest Volume 1.5'. (Rostov-on-Don - RUSSIA, 2018); Tage Neuer Musik 2020. (Regensburg - GERMANY, 2020); Kompass Ensemble INSEKTEN Call (Freiburg - GERMANY, 2020); Concorso di Composizione Diaphonia Edizioni "Solo Clarinet" (Sicily - ITALY, 2020); Ligeti Quartet's WORKOUT! (London - UK, 2020-21); Tempus Konnex "Lockdown Diary" (Leipzig - GERMANY, 2021); New Music Room "Solo Cello" (Kuala Lumpur - MALAYSIA, 2021); Phasma Music International Recording Call (Athens - GREECE, 2023), among others.

He has directed the Orquesta Sinfónica del Mediterráneo, the Symphony Orchestra of the Superior Conservatory of Music of Valencia, the Regional Band and Choirs of the Federation of Musical Societies of the Valencian Community FSMCV, among others. He is currently the artistic and musical director of the Ensemble Síntesis, a chamber music group specialized in contemporary music.

As researcher, Dr. Oltra focuses his work and publications on newly created music, especially Valencian music, of which he is considered the leading expert in the figure of the composer Ramón Ramos Villanueva (Alginet, València 1954-2012), who dedicated his Doctoral Thesis.

Currently he is a Doctor Professor at the International University of Valencia - VIU, where he teaches in the Master's Degree in Musical Composition; and he is the artistic director of the Jornadas de Música Contemporánea Ramón Ramos (Alginet, Valencia).

www.hectoroltra.com

Website:
Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Chamber Group ( 2 - 4 instruments )


Polarization for piccolo and tuba (2023)
Kenopsia for string quartet (2020)
De la belleza de la luz rendida (o La mariposa y la llama) Surrendered by light's beauty (or The butterfly and the flame), for cello trio (2020)
Shock miniature for violin, percussion and piano (2020)
Eight resilient confluences for violin and bass trombone (2020)
Frágil for flute, violin and bass trombone (2018)
Émerger (Hommage à Claude Debussy) for clarinet and piano (2018)
Cinc escultures ceràmiques d'Enric Mestre Five ceramic sculptures by Enric Mestre, for violin & piano (2016)
Crisálida for two pianos (2015)

String Quartet


Kenopsia for string quartet (2020)

String Trio


De la belleza de la luz rendida (o La mariposa y la llama) Surrendered by light's beauty (or The butterfly and the flame), for cello trio (2020)

String Orchestra


De la légèreté for string orchestra (2017)

Other Orchestral Ensembles


E mon semblant representa follia for chamber orchestra (2017)

Solo Instrument


Auras in memoriam Ramón Ramos for piano (2014)
Círculo-Elipse for vibraphone (2005)
Entrañas for piano (2002)
Auras in memoriam Ramón Ramos for piano (2014)
Cinc escultures ceràmiques d'Enric Mestre Five ceramic sculptures by Enric Mestre, for violin & piano (2016)
Círculo-Elipse for vibraphone (2005)
Crisálida for two pianos (2015)
De la belleza de la luz rendida (o La mariposa y la llama) Surrendered by light's beauty (or The butterfly and the flame), for cello trio (2020)
De la légèreté for string orchestra (2017)
E mon semblant representa follia for chamber orchestra (2017)
Eight resilient confluences for violin and bass trombone (2020)
Émerger (Hommage à Claude Debussy) for clarinet and piano (2018)
Entrañas for piano (2002)
Frágil for flute, violin and bass trombone (2018)
Kenopsia for string quartet (2020)
Polarization for piccolo and tuba (2023)
Shock miniature for violin, percussion and piano (2020)