Josep Vila i Casañas
Conductor, composer and pedagogue, Josep Vila i Casañas (Spain) specializes in the a cappella repertoire, as well as choral and orchestral literature down the ages. As a choral conductor, he has worked alongside leading orchestral conductors on the international music scene, among them Daniel Barenboim, Daniele Gatti, Simon Rattle and Gustavo Dudamel. In 2019, he conducted the 30th edition of the World Youth Choir.
His main area of interest as a composer is music for voice and instruments, and he has written an extensive body of works for children’s and youth choirs, for mixed a cappella choirs and for choir and orchestra. Since 2005, he has taught choir conducting at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya. He also teaches workshops, seminars and masterclasses on a regular basis in both Europe and Latin America.