“Without music, life would be a mistake” (F. Nietzsche)

I can’t recall when it was that music entered my life. I can remember, however, the moment I started my still on-going relationship with the instrument through which I express myself musically: the guitar. I was 13 and an uncle of mine gave me a guitar as a present.

 

My first serious guitar training was at the Conservatori Superior de Música de Barcelona (Título Superior en la especialidad de Guitarra,1992) with guitarist Joan Furió while studying Philosophy at the Universitat de Barcelona. Soon after, I spent two years expanding my studies with Uruguayan guitarist Jorge Oraison at the Rotterdam Conservatorium in Holland (Docerend Musicus,1994).

 

A little later, after winning first prize in the Josep Mirabent i Magrans competition (Sitges 1995), I attended master classes with Norbert Kraft in Toronto and, once back in Barcelona, with Álvaro Pierri.

 


My keen interest in all the artistic disciplines has led me to work with directors of theatre, choreographers, video artists and photographers. I’ve performed music in plays, poetry and dramatic readings, and I’ve also been the creator or co-creator as well as the composer and the musical arranger of several multidisciplinary spectacles.

 

As to recordings, I have released two albums on the Ars Harmònica label: Oblivion (AH097), a collection of music by Astor Piazzolla, and Reflections, (AH205) minimalist music by contemporary composers Nicky Hind, George Winston and Steve Reich.

 

Since 1997, I combine my artistic activity with teaching Guitar, Chamber music and directing the Guitar Ensemble at the Escola i Conservatori Professional de Música de Vilanova i la Geltrú, Barcelona, which I thoroughly enjoy. I also firmly believe in the importance of music education as one of the best ways towards a deeper understanding of human nature.