Óscar Villar Díaz

Category: Musician
Birth Place: Vigo (Pontevedra)

He studied at Vigo Music Conservatory and completed his education in A Coruña, Ourense and Madrid, at the same time he studied Economics at the University of Santiago de Compostela. He also attended postgraduate courses on conducting, choral methodology and vocal techniques at the Havana Art Institute (Cuba).

 Work & Activities

Since he was seventeen, he has been developing an intense activity as a choir conductor. He founded A Marosa Polyphonic Choral Society in Vigo, San Pelayo Choral Society, Baiona Choral Society and the Music School and the Band of Nigrán. Nowadays, he is the conductor of Casablanca Choral Society of the Mercantile Circle of Vigo as well as the orchestra of this same institution.

Villar Díaz participated in twenty-nine editions of the Opera Festival of Vigo conducting famous artists such as Pedro Lavirgen, María del Carmen Hernández, Josefina Meneses, Mario Ferrer and Anne Marie Antoine.

He developed his activity as a teacher at the Universidad Popular (Vigo), Andersen School, Montecastelo School and the Music School of Nigrán. He directed the editions of Música Insólita Contemporánea Gallega, Centenario de Gregorio Baudot and La Cantiga de Manuel Curros e Xoán Montes. He has collaborated in the ellaboration of several textbooks and musical educational projects as well as in the magazine SONS, published every three months by Casablanca Choral Foundation (Círculo Mercantil, Vigo).

In 2005, he was awarded the Medal of Galicia (Xunta de Galicia).