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Eligio Vila
Eligio, Vila
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Author of recognised prestige works in Europe and America, he was born in Lantaño (Portas) on 1st January 1943. He starts his musical estudies with José Laguarta in his hometown and continues in the Conservatoire of Pontevedra and further education in Vigo, A Coruña and Madrid, where in the later city he becomes a professor in Harmony, Counterpoint, Composition and Instrumentation.

He studied Harmony and Counterpoint with Enrique Saavedra and Ildefonso García Rivas, Composition and Instrumentation with Roxelio Groba, Dramatic Music with Román Alís and Gregorian Chant at Santo Domingo de Silos Abbey (Burgos) with the master of chapel José Luis Angulo.

Linked to teaching, he worked as a teacher in primary schools, he was the head of the Municipal Academy in Vilagarcía de Arousa and he taught music in a secondary school of that town.

His name and biography are included in important publications such as Enciclopedia Galega Universal, Gran Enciclopedia Gallega, International Who’s Who in Music and Musicians’ Directory (IBC from Cambridge, UK) and in Gallegos (Who’s Who in Galicia in the XXI century published by El Correo Gallego).

Since 1993, when he played for first time Variaciones para Orquesta, Op.1, his works are usually performed in Galicia, Spain, Portugal, Venezuela, Chile and Italy.

In 1995 he performs for first time in Caracas (Venezuela) Secuencias [Nocturno], which would be published in 1997 by the IGAEM in the classical music collection Ars Gallaeciae Musicae.

In 1998 plays for first time Cantos y ritmos salvajes and that year he is in charge of the orchestration of the Sinfonía africana 'Pangeia' for the celebration of the twenty fifth anniversary of the Angola independence, which took place in Portugal.

In 1999, the International Festival Foundation of Arts (Isla Margarita, Venezuela), asks him the work Sinfonietta to celebrate the beginning of the third millenium.

In 2008, he was awarded with the 'Galo de Ouro' badge, the highest cultural distinction, granted by the City Council of his native town, Portas.

In 2012 OSG (Galician Symphony Orchestra) starts its concert season presenting Meditaciones sinfónicas, overture, work commissioned by this institution.

In 2014 he was honored at the Mostra Musical do Eixo Atlantico, with the participation of musicians from Galicia and Portugal, and his music has been heard under the baton of such important directors as: Victor Pablo Perez, Carlos Riazuelo, Ecberht Lucena, Lu Jia, Rafael Montes, Carlo Rizzi, Guillermo García Calvo, etc.

He has also been promoter and co-founder of the Philharmonic Society of Vilagarcía de Arousa, where he has served as vice president.

The presentation of his works always received a warm applause of public and specialist critics.

First performances:

• ORCHESTRAL MUSIC:

- Variaciones para orquesta, Op.1. Galician Symphony Orchestra, on 9th December 1993 in the Congress Palace of A Coruña, conducted by Víctor Pablo Pérez.

- Secuencias [Nocturno]. First world performance in Rosalía de Castro Theatre of Caracas (Venezuela) on 8th December 1995 by the Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, conducted by the maestro Rafael Montes Gómez, to pay tribute to the dead Venezuelan musician Vicente Emilio Sojo.

Later, on 15th February 1996 it would be played in the Congress Palace of A Coruña by the Galician Symphony Orchestra conducted by Víctor Pablo Pérez.

On 3rd July 1999 it was performed by the Symphony Orchestra of the State of Nueva Esparta in the Auditorium LagunaMar Resort by the maestro Rafael Montes.

- Cantos y ritmos salvajes. World performance played by the Symphony Orchestra of Lara (Venezuela) at the Centre West University Lisandro Alvarado, in the State of Lara, conducted by the maestro and composer Ecberht Lucena, on 12th February 1998. On 14th June of that year is played by the Municipal Symphony Orchestra of Caracas, conducted by Carlos Riazuelo in Aula Magna of Central University of Venezuela, to commemorate the fifth centenary of the arrival of Columbus in Venezuela, and on 21st November 2008 the Galician Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Carlo Rizzi, presents this work in the Opera Palace of A Coruña.

- Sinfonía africana 'Pangeia'. To celebrate the twenty fifth anniversary of the independence of Angola, the Orchestra of North of Portugal asks him the orchestration of this symphony, whose author is Carlos Sanches from Angola, for orchestra and chorus.

- Sinfonietta. Set up for the International Festival Foundation of Arts of Isla Margarita (Venezuela), was presented in the Opera Palace of A Coruña by the Galician Symphony Orchestra conducted by Lu Jia, on 9th January 2004 and in the Auditorium of Galicia in Santiago de Compostela by the same performers and director the day after.

- Concierto para trompeta y orquestra. Played for first time in the Pedro Barrié de la Maza Foundation, in A Coruña, in short, on 7th November conducted by Adolfo Caride (trumpet) and Natalia Méndez (piano). Both of them would perform it at the same Foundation in Vigo the day after.

- Rapsodia arousá, transcription for symphony orchestra. Played for first time in the Opera Palace of A Coruña, on 26th November 2010 by the Galician Symphony Orchestra conducted by Víctor Pablo Pérez. On 30th June 2018 was presented for the first time in America by the Youth Symphony Orchestra of the State of Nueva Esparta directed by the maestro Ecberht Lucena at the Cruz Ávila Mujica Cultural Complex (Isla Margarita, Venezuela).

- Meditaciones sinfónicas, overture. Work commissioned by the Galician Symphony Orchestra, played for first time at the Opera Palace of A Coruña on 26th October 2012, conducted by the maestro García Calvo.

- Concierto para orquesta, Op. 21. World performance played at Concert Hall 'Cruz Ávila Mujica' in Porlamar in Isla Margarita (Venezuela), 15th December 2016, by the Regional Youth Symphony Orchestra of the State of Nueva Esparta, by the prestigious direction of the maestro and composer Ecberht Lucena. Two days later, the same group and director played it again in the aforementioned room.

- Sinfonía Nº 2, Op. 31. World performance played at Concert Hall 'Cruz Ávila Mujica' in Porlamar in Isla Margarita (Venezuela), 8th June 2019, by the Regional Youth Symphony Orchestra of the State of Nueva Esparta, by the prestigious direction of the maestro and composer Ecberht Lucena.

- Variaciones sinfónicas, Op. 32, pending to perform for first time.

• CHAMBER MUSIC:

- SONATA para Frauta e Piano, performed for first time by Syrinx Duo (Carmen Ferreiro: flute and Ricardo Blanco: piano), in the Music Conservatory of A Coruña on 14th April 2009.

Later it was performed at:

. Auditorium of the Professional Conservatory of Music in A Coruña on 28th July 2010 by members of Ensemble S21.
. Auditorium of the Museum of Contemporary Art of A Coruña, on 29th May 2011 by Luis Soto (flute) and Diego Garcia (piano).
. Auditorium of the Conservatory of Music of Vigo, on 1st July 2011 by David Martínez (flute) and Juan Manuel Varela (piano).

- SONATA para Clarinete e Piano, performed for first time in the Music Conservatoire of Vigo on 15th January 2010 by Asterio Leiva (clarinet) and Alejo Amoedo (piano) and later these same performers released it in the Galician Literature Music Week, on 14th May 2010, at the Professional Conservatory of Music of Pontevedra.

On 21th November 2015 it has been presented in Viña del Mar, a Chilean city settled in the province and Region of Valparaiso, by Fernando V. Hammersley (clarinet) and Samuel Quezada (piano).

- Quinteto de viento, performed for first time in the Professional Conservatory of Music of Culleredo (A Coruña) by Quinteto de Vento da Orquestra Gaos in the XIX Series of Concerts of the Galician Association of Composers.

- TRÍO para Violín, Violoncello y Piano, performed for first time in the Philharmonic Society of Monforte on 19th April 2012 by Cassadó Trio (Violin: Yulia Petrushevskaya, Cello: Thomas Piel and Piano: Javier Vila).

Later, this work would be released in the Auditorium Reveriano Soutullo of Ponteareas and at the Conservatory of Music of Pontevedra on 4th and 10th May 2012 by the same peformers.

- TRÍO para Clarinete en la, Violoncello y Piano, performed for first time in the Auditorium of the Superior Conservatory of Music Andrés Gaos of A Coruña on 19th May 2017 by Carolina Landriscini (violoncello), Javier Vila (piano) and José Mª Belló (clarinet).

- SONATA para Violoncello y Piano, it was performed for first time in Afundación Vigo Theatre in 13th January 2017, by Alejandro Costas (violoncello) and Brais González (piano).

- SONATA para Violín y Piano, performed for first time in Museo de Belas Artes da Coruña in 25th November 2018, by Loida Díaz (violín) and Javier Vila (piano).

- ELEGÍA para Trompa y Piano, pending to perform for first time.

- Siluetas y Marionetas para clarinete y piano, Op. 34, pending to perform for first time.

- Fantasía para saxofón alto y piano, Op. 38, pending to perform for first time.

For strings:

- Cuarteto n.º 1 en Re Mayor

- Cuarteto n.º 2. Performed for the first time at SGAE Foundation Room in Santiago de Compostela on 11 December 2015 by the Quartet Amitie: Ernesto Riobó (violin 1), Marcos Seoane (violin 2), Oscar Tome (viola) and Rosalia Garcia (cello).

- Cuarteto nº 3, Op. 35, for string. El rincón de los espíritus

- Preludio y Fuga. It was played for first time in Ferrol on 22nd September 2001 in the Torrente Ballester Centre by the Shostakovich Ensemble: Vladimir Prjevalski (violin 1º), Teimuraz Janikashvili (violin 2º), Francisco Miguéns (viola) and David Etheve (violoncello), in the IX Series of Concerts of the Galician Association of Composers. On 30th September the same group repeated the concert at the Museum of Fine Arts of La Coruna.

It was subsequently presented in 2005 in Portugal by Ensemble Das Terras do Sousa conducted by Rafael Montes:

22nd September in the Hall da Câmara Municipal of Paços de Ferreira,
23rd September in the Auditório Municipal of Lousada,
29th September in the Igreja Matriz of Felgueiras,
6th October in the Igreja da Madalena of Paredes,
and 7th October in the Igreja da Misericórdia of Penafiel.

On 8th February 2008 was played in the Main Theater of A Estrada (Pontevedra) by Ensemble Vigo 430.

On 31st May 2008 was performed by the String Quartet Ephimere at Municipal Auditorium of Cangas de Morrazo (Pontevedra).

- Puer natus est is a small piece for string quartet, about three and a half minutes long, 'a song of berce' compound for the birth of his first grandson Alejandro Vila Posada, released the day of the baptism in the Basilica of Santa Maria in Pontevedra, on 6th June 2009 by Antares Quartet.

On 6th February 2010, the Siglo XX Instrumental Group: Violin 1st and director (Florian Vlashi), violin 2nd (Lidia Chirilov), viola (Despina Ionescu) and violoncello (Rediana Lukaçi), presented this work at the Professional Conservatory of Music in Pontevedra and on 28th September, Artemis Ensemble: Violin 1st (Fumika Yamamura), violin 2nd (Deborah Hamburger), viola (Gabriel Bussi) and violoncello (Berthold Hamburger), played it in the Professional Conservatory of Music in Ourense.

There is a recording in Vento que zoa (Council for Galician Culture).

• MUSIC FOR ENSEMBLE:

- Fascinación, Op. 33, pending to perform for first time.

• MUSIC FOR SYMPHONY BAND:

- Rapsodia arousá. Played for first time by the Symphony Band of the Galician Federation of Popular Bands of Music in the Auditorium of Galicia in Santiago de Compostela, on 5th May 2007, as a concert of the A Nosa Clave (Our Key), conducted by Xosé Carlos Seráns. On 28th December, the same group and director presented this work at the Municipal Auditorium of Vilagarcía de Arousa with remarkable success.

Later it would be chosen as a compulsary work in the first part of the I Galician Competition of Bands of Popular Music, held in Santiago de Compostela and on 25th November 2009 was presented by the Municipal Band of A Coruña in the Opera Palace of this city.

On 4th January 2014 was played by the Orchestre d 'Harmonie du Val d' Aoste in Pont-Saint-Martin Auditorium (Italy) on the occasion of New Year Concert.

Likewise, on 13th October 2018, the Municipal Symphonic Band of Madrid, under the direction of maestro Xosé Carlos Seráns, would once again play at the Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones in Madrid.

- Lantaño (Rapsodia Galega), played by the Municipal Band of A Coruña on 19th October 2008 in the Opera Palace of A Coruña led by Marcel van Bree.
Compulsory work in the first section of the IX Competition of Bands of the Deputation of Pontevedra.

• MUSIC FOR PIANO:

- Catro pezas para piano. It is a cycle of works, which are arranged chronologically: Rondó brillante (2003), Danza nº 1 (2005), Tardes de outono (2007) and Placido amencer (2007), revised in the summer of 2014.

- Rondó Brillante. Performed for first time by his son Javier Alonso Vila, on 28th September 2003 at the Museum of Fine Arts of A Coruña, to mark the occasion of the XI Serial of Concerts of the Galician Composers Association. Vila Alonso later would be the winner ex aequo for this work, awarded to the best performer of Galician classical music by the Galician Composers Association in the I Competition of the Galician Association of Performers of Classical Music (ASGAIM).

Later, on 15th November 2007, it was played by the pianist Genaro Fernández at the Superior Conservatory of Vigo.

- Danza n.º 1. Performed for first time in the Martín Códax Auditorium of the Conservatory of Vigo, on 15th November 2007, by the pianist Genaro Fernández.

- Tardes de outono, presented at the Museum of Fine Arts in A Coruna on 12 November 2015 by Santiago Pita Barro (piano).

- Plácido amencer, also played by the same pianist (Barro Santiago Pita) at the Museum of Fine Arts in A Coruna on 12 November 2015.

• SOLO WORKS:

- Escenas lúdicas para clarinete en Si bemol, Op. 36 (2021)

- Capricho para saxofón alto, Op. 37 (2021)

• LIED:

- Tres poemas de Fermín Bouza Brey. Performed for first time on 15th May 2015 at the Municipal Auditorium of A Xuventude in Cambados (Pontevedra), by Iria Cuevas (mezzosoprano) and Alejo Amoedo (piano).


• WORKS CATALOGUE:

- Ramonita, march for band (1971)

- Cuarteto n.º 1, en Re Mayor, for strings (1985)

- Variaciones para orquesta, Op. 1 (1993)

- Secuencias [Nocturno], for symphony orchestra (1994)

- Cantos y ritmos salvajes, symphonic poem for orchestra (1996)

- Sinfonietta, for symphony orchestra (2000)

- Preludio y Fuga, for string quartet (2001)

- Concierto para trompeta y orquestra (2005)

- Rapsodia arousá, for symphony band (2006)

- Lantaño (Rapsodia Galega), for symphonic band (2008)

- Puer natus est, lullaby for string quartet (2008)

- SONATA para Frauta e Piano (2009)

- SONATA para Clarinete e Piano (2009)

- Quinteto de viento (2009)

- Rapsodia arousá, transcription for symphony orchestra (2009)

- Meditaciones sinfónicas, overture (2010)

- TRÍO para Violín, Violoncello y Piano (2011)

- Cuarteto n.º 2, for string (2012)

- Concierto para orquesta, Op. 21 (2013)

- Catro pezas para piano: Rondó brillante (2003), Danza n.º 1 (2005), Tardes de outono (2007) y Plácido amencer (2007), revised in the summer of 2014.

- Tres poemas de Fermín Bouza Brey (2014). This work consists: Triadas no mar e na noite, Descordo pra ben muiñar and Parranda mariñeira.

- TRÍO para Clarinete en la, Violoncello y Piano (2015)

- SONATA para Violoncello y Piano (2015)

- SONATA para Violín y Piano (2016)

- ELEGÍA para Trompa y Piano (2016).

- Sinfonía Nº 2, Op. 31 (2018)

- Variaciones sinfónicas, Op. 32 (2019)

- Fascinación, Op. 33 (2020)

- Siluetas y Marionetas para clarinete y piano, Op. 34 (2020)

- Cuarteto nº 3, Op. 35, for string. El rincón de los espíritus (2021)

- Escenas lúdicas para clarinete en Si bemol, Op. 36 (2021)

- Capricho para saxofón alto, Op. 37 (2021)

- Fantasía para saxofón alto y piano, Op. 38 (2021)
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