Salomé Osca

The Spanish violist Salomé Osca was born in 1997 and started playing viola at the age of seven under the guidance of Remei Silvestre and later of Mariano Pulido.

She studied Bachelor in Conservatori Liceu de Barcelona with Ashan Pillai awarded with an Excellence Scholarship from Fundació Ferrer-Salat. Currently she is studying her master degree in the Universität der Künste Berlin with Prof. H.J. Greiner. All along her career she has also receive coaching from Francesc Galla, Quartet Casals, Thomas Ribl, Hagen Quartet, Hartmut Rohde, Alejandro Regueira Stephanie Baer, Joaquín Riquelme and Pauline Sachse, among others.

She has been awarded with the 1st Prize in the Jóvenes Intérpretes HAZEN Competition (2007), Barenreiter Prize as Finalist in Juventudes Musicales Competition (2016) 1st Prize at the Higini Anglès Chamber Music Competition and 2nd Prize Ciudad de Barcelona Chamber Music Competition as Member of Amika Kvartet. Also she was Finalist at the Intercentros Melómano (2017) and received 2nd Prize at the Cidade de Vigo String Competition (2018) and 2nd Prize at the XXI International Viola Competition Vila de Llanes (2019).

Regarding her orchestral experience, she has being Member of Spanish National Youth Orchestra, JONDE, since 2017 where she has played as Principal and Tutti. Since 2019 she is Member of EUYO. She has played as guest player with professional orchestras such us OBC and Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Barbiery Symphony Orchestra or Orquesta Sinfónica Verum. Thanks to all of this she has being able to perform in Concert Halls in Europe and Asia.

For the season 2020-2021 she is part of the "Red de Músicas" catalog from Juventudes Musicales of Spain that will sponsor a series of viola and piano recitals within the spanish territory.

Salomé plays a Steffen Nowak viola made in Bristol (2011) as a loan from the Universität der Künste Berlin.