Alejandro Vila

Alejandrao Vila was born in 1961 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. There he studied piano and bassoon at the National Conservatory for music, graduating with awards. In addition to this he studied composing and musical theory. Between 1979 and 1982 he was member of the «Orquestra Juvenil de Radio Nacional» and afterwards solo-bassoonist in the Philharmonic Orchestra of Buenos Aires (1982-1984). In 1984 he received a scholarship at the Orchestra Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (an institution of the Herbert von Karajan foundation). From 1985 on he studied conducting at the «Hochschule der Künste» (Conservatory of Arts) in Berlin and conducted a concert with the «Berliner Symphoniker» for his final exam in 1989 Since 1986 he has been a regular participant at the seminars «Phenomenology of Music», as well as at intensive courses in conducting with the renowned conductor Sergiu Celebidache in Mainz, Munich and Paris. Alejandro Vila has given performances with many orchestras in Europe and Argentinia as guest conductor and was invited to music festivals like the «Inventionen 90 Berlin», the music-weeks of Luzern and the festival «Neue Musik Warschau» (New Music Warshaw). In 1997 he helped founding the «Symphonic Ensemble Munich» and worked out up to three concerts per year with them in intensive rehearsal sessions.

Finally, in September 1999 he took over the post as conductor of the Jugend Symphonie Orchester München from Konrad von Abel.