“For playing the new contemporary music does not just need to have technical capabilities but also the mentality to reach as far. He has it all!” Harry Sparnaay
Victor de la Rosa has been always attracted for new music and collaboration with composers. His love for contemporary music has let do premieres of works for clarinet and bass clarinet of many composers from Spain, Argentina, Chile, Latvia, Colombia, USA and UK.
As a soloist he has played at Lucerne Festival, Archipel Festival of Geneva, Nous Sons Contemporary Music Festival at L’Auditori Barcelona Concert Hall, PHONOS Foundation, SGAE Barcelona’s Hall and Sincrònic Contemporary Music Festival of Lleida.
He is founder member of CrossingLines Ensemble, which has been awarded with INJUVE 2011 prize as a Best Classical Music Ensemble by the Spanish Ministry of Culture. Since 2012, the CrossingLines Ensemble has been a group-in-residence at the Ateneu Barcelonès, an important cultural institution for Catalonia.
He has recently been choosen to participate at the prestigious London Sinfonietta Academy.
In 2010 he made his orchestral debut with the Magnus Lindberg clarinet concerto, with Martin André and the RCM Philharmonic at the Amarylis Fleming Hall in London.
At the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (Catalonia’s College of Music) he studied with Joan Enric Lluna and Harry Sparnaay (bass clarinet), where he achieved his Honours Bachelor of Music degree. There he also worked with Antony Pay and Lorenzo Coppola (classical clarinet). Then he moved to London to study a Master in Performance at the Royal College of Music with Tim Lines, Janet Hilton, Andrew Marriner, and Michael Harris (bass clarinet), generously supported by the Wilkins-Mackerras award and Leverhulme Orchestral Mentorship. He achieved a 93% Distinction-Excepcional.