Alba S. Torremocha
A former resident composer of the NYU Symphony, Alba graduated with honors from New York University with a Masters Degree in Film Scoring. At only 24 years of age, her pieces have already been premiered in several countries around the world, such as Spain, Ireland, Portugal, France, Norway and the US.
Alba has been honored by Rotary International with the Prize “Main Protagonist of Tomorrow” (2009) with the JOSCS Symphony Orchestra while in 2013, she was finalist of the Donostia 1813 Composition Competition. In 2016, she won the Residency of the NYU Symphony and received both the Billy Joel Scholarship and the Elmer Bernstein Award.
Coming from a highly-refined background in classical composition and orchestration, she studied violin for 10 years and then began her studies in Composition and Conducting in Europe. She graduated from the prestigious Musikene Conservatoire (Spain) as the valedictorian of her class.
In 2013, her piece Berrehun Oroitzapen was premiered by the Bicentenary Symphony Orchestra and Choir, and her quartet Aker has become part of the regular repertoire of the Hitz Xare Laborategia Ensemble. In 2015, her piece Tónlist was premiered and recorded by the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of maestro Arturo Tamayo, and more recently, the NYU Symphony premiered and recorded her piece Serendipia. In the field of electronic music, her piece MindPalace was selected by the International Festival of Electronic Music and Sound Art: Synchresis. She has received commissions from Duo Collailm (Ireland) and Bifrost Ensemble (Norway) among others, and last winter NYU Percussion Ensemble premiered her piece Vox.
Nowadays, Alba combines her work as a conductor and professor at NYU with various projects in the classical, film, game and VR industry, where she has received critical acclaim.