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Barcelona 1962

Trained musically at the Conservatorio Superior Municipal de Música de Barcelona, ​​he went to London to study with the pianist and pedagogue Maria Curcio. His musical activity is divided into different facets: composition, orchestration, teaching and piano interpretation.

As a pianist he has played with orchestras such as the Simfònica de Barcelona and Nacional de Catalunya, Symphony Orchestra of Madrid, Sydney Festival Orchestra, Gürzenich Orchester-Kölner Philarmoniker, Orchester Nationale de Montpellier, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchester Nationale de Toulouse, or Franz Liszt of Budapest.

It has been directed by Christopher Hogwood, Lawrence Foster, Franz Paul Decker, Edmon Colomer, Enrique Diemecke, James Laughram, Josep Pons and others. He has collaborated with artists such as Victoria de los Ángeles, Barbara Hendricks, María Bayo, Emilio Aragón, Juan Diego Flórez, Julia Migenes, Jaume Aragall and Nacho Duato.

In his recitals as soloist he combines his own works with the great pianistic repertoire, especially that of the romantic period and Spanish music. He has also recorded several albums with works by Joaquín Turina, Enric Granados, Isaac Albéniz, Heller, Joaquín Rodrigo, Xavier Montsalvatge, Xavier Gols, as well as his own work, both as a soloist and as an orchestra.

His catalog of works as a composer includes an ATZAR opera, a TERRA BAIXA ballet, abundant symphonic music and a prolific camera production. His works have been directed by directors such as Phillipe Entremont, Lawrence Foster, Gianandrea Noseda, Franz Paul Decker or Vasily Petrenko.

He is also known for his musicals: Mar i Cel (1988 and 2004) (Max award for the best composition 2006), Flor de Nit (1992), Desconcerto Grosso (1994), GAUDÍ, the Barcelona musical (2003) and Paradís ( 2005). In 2007, the German version of Mar i Cel (Der Himmel und das Meer) was premiered at the Opernhaus in Halle, with a new orchestration adapted to the symphony orchestra.

In his connection with the cinema, he has made music for several films, including El largo Invierno, directed by Jaime Camino and with which he won the National Film Award of the Generalitat de Catalunya in 1992; The children of Russia, of the same director; La monyos of M. Ros or CORONEL MACIÀ of J. M. Forn.

In the field of audiovisual, he has also composed some television synthesies, such as those of the first Catalan television series, highlighting Nissaga de Poder, Nissaga, l'herència, Laberint d'ombres, Mirall trencat and El cor de la ciutat. He has also put music to various theatrical productions directed by Sergi Belbel (at the Teatre Nacional de Catalunya and the National Drama Center). He was also commissioned the official music of the 2003 World Swimming Championships.

He has recorded for record companies such as Harmonia Mundi, Decca or Emi, and his extensive work is edited by Editorial Tritó, S.L. and by Casa Boileau de Barcelona. Since 2002 he is a professor of orchestration and composition at ESMUC (Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya).

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