YMS Appoints New Director of Music
The Governors of The Yehudi Menuhin School are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Òscar Colomina i Bosch as Director of Music with effect from 1 September 2017. Òscar will take up his appointment following the retirement of Malcolm Singer in the summer and become just the sixth Director of Music in the School’s history.
Òscar has degrees from the Conservatorio Joaquin Rodrigo (BMus) in Valencia, as well as from the Guildhall School of Music (BMus and MMus) and Royal Academy of Music (PhD) and has been a teacher of Academic Music at The Yehudi Menuhin School since 2006. He has also taught in the junior departments of not just the Royal College of Music but also the Royal Academy of Music where as Professor of Orchestration he teaches both at undergraduate and postgraduate level. In addition he is an active and prize-winning composer and was recently commissioned by The Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition to write Shipgl, a piece for unaccompanied violin which was performed by the finalists in the junior section of the 2016 competition in London.
Richard Morris, Chairman of Governors, writes: ‘Òscar will bring an exceptional range of musical skills and experience to the unique post of Director of Music at the Yehudi Menuhin School. As instrumentalist, composer, conductor, teacher and coach, he is ideally qualified to sustain and build on the extraordinary quality of music education for which the school is renowned.’