Mónica O'Reilly Viamontes

(b. 1975, Havana).

Cuban composer of mostly chamber and electroacoustic works that have been performed in the Americas and Europe.

Ms. O'Reilly Viamontes studied piano at the Conservatorio Elemental de Música Manuel Saumell in Havana from 1982–89 and choral conducting with María del Carmen Domínguez at the Conservatorio Amadeo Roldán from 1989–93 and earned diplomas in both subjects. She studied composition with Roberto Valera at the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana from 1993–98, where she earned her BMus.

Among her honours are honorary membership in the Instituto Ecuatoriano-Cubano de Amistad José Martí (1996), the Premio EGREM (1997, for a recording of her choral arrangements), a prize in the competition for songs for children Cantándole al Sol in Havana (1998), and the Premio Cubadisco for best choral CD (2004, for the recording of Soneto con Gallo). Her music has been performed in Chile, Cuba, France, Germany, Poland, Spain, and the UK.

She is also active in other positions. She served as an arranger for the competition for songs for children Cantándole al Sol from 1996–2001.

She taught as Profesora de Apreciación de la Música at the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana from 1995–99 and taught analysis, ear training, harmony, and score reading there in 1996, where she has again taught these subjects since 2001 and where she has served as coordinator of its Taller de Música del Siglo XX since 2002. In addition, she has taught as Profesora de Dirección Coral y Arreglo Coral at the Escuela Nacional de Música in Havana since 2000.


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El Pescador (incidental music, play by members of the Teatro Alianza), 1997

Alicia en el país de las maravillas (incidental music, play by Jaime Fort), 1998

Mundo Interior, dancer, fixed media, film, 2000 (collaboration with Irina Escalante Chernova)

Gallos (choreography by Isabel Bustos Romoleroux), dance troupe, fixed media, 2002 (collaboration with Fernando Rodríguez)


Siete Miniaturas, 1997

Tres Miniaturas, 1998

Pizz and 5, string orchestra, 2003

CinéfiloEpisodio La, 2004


Trío No. 1, 'Mambrú varió en la guerra', flute, clarinet, piano, 1995

Trío No. 2, flute, clarinet, piano, 1995

Conjunto de Percusión, 4 percussion, 1996

Cuarteto, string quartet, 1996

Sonata para conjunto de cámara, oboe, bassoon, trombone, viola, cello, double bass, 1997

For-four-Xilo-phones, 4 xylophones, 2000

Mentiras, violin, fixed media, 2003

Del pi al pa, clarinet, 2004


Del Pobre B. B. (text by Bertolt Brecht), female chorus, 1993

Stabat Mater, 5 female voices, cello, 1994

Soneto con Gallo (text by Nicolás Guillén), mixed chorus, 2002

Haikus IIII, female chorus, 2004


Epitafios (text by Yanella Duarte), voice, piano, 1999

Luz (text by Yanella Duarte), voice, piano, 1999


Ciclo de seis piezas, 1994


Infinitamente, fixed media, 1998 (music for exhibition by painter Joel Moreno)

Moniobra, fixed media, 1998

El Segundo de un compay eterno, fixed media, 2000

Psss, fixed media, 2000

Bbpino, fixed media, 2001

De lo que dejaron las congas (Un Besito a papito), fixed media, 2001 (collaboration with Irina Escalante Chernova)

El Indio está que pela, fixed media, 2002

Tres Little Escenas de Mr. Pérez, fixed media, 2002

Martí: muerte y razón, fixed media, 2002

Gestual, fixed media, 2002

Jardines del Rey, fixed media, 2002

Pinar del Río, fixed media, 2002


Ciclo cerrado, 1997 (Raonel González)

rrring, 1998 (Pavel Giroud)

Hecha para dar cariño, 2000 (collaboration with Roberto Hernández) (Yanet Capetillo, J. Luis Mederos)

No hay que por bien no venga, 2000 (collaboration with Roberto Hernández) (Félix de la Nuez)

Si te quieres por el pico divertir, 2000 (collaboration with Roberto Hernández) (Félix de la Nuez)

DISCOGRAPHY (as arranger)

La Gota de Rocío (Silvio Rodríguez). Alina Orraca/Schola Cantorum Coralina (UNICORNIO, 2001)

DISCOGRAPHY (as composer)

Soneto con Gallo. Alina Orraca/Schola Cantorum Coralina (EGREM, 2002)