If you’d told my 10-year-old self that one day I’d grow to become a composer, he would’ve said you must be very drunk or crazy. At that time I really, really hated all music!
At that age every Catalan schoolkid is supposed to learn the basics of how to play a plastic recorder, but I couldn’t even play a scale. Apparently, I was tone-deaf. The teacher showed no mercy, and music would be the only school subject I’d ever fail (twice).
At age 14 I got a much more likeable teacher, David Miret, who rekindled my love of music, and eventually found out all my difficulties came from a defective recorder.
I grew up in Vilafranca del Penedès (Barcelona province) in a family without any musical background nor any predilection for classical music. After discovering music could actually be fun, I started piano lessons at age 16 with local teacher Assumpta Breda.
At age 18 I began to commute every day to Barcelona to study industrial engineering, and was forced to leave all formal musical training. At that time I started to teach myself music theory from books, and made my first timid attempts at composition at age 19. Since then I’ve proceeded autonomously, becoming an utterly self-taught composer.
Nowadays I’m based in Barcelona. I balance my passion for composing with my jobs as an industrial engineering consultant and as a university teacher in my Alma Mater.
My musical style’s based on classical forms and proportions, and places a very strong emphasis on melody. I try to always find a balance between emotion and intellectual rigour. I think humour is, unfortunately, and oft-neglected aspect of music, and I’m fond of mixing “high” and “low” art. My harmonic language borrows from French Impressionism, Slavic Neo-primitivism, and Jazz. Some of my favorite composers include Schubert, Ravel, Bartók, Prokofiev, Poulenc and Kapustin.
I’ve been awarded 3 first prizes in the II Composition Contest of Cors Joves de Catalunya (Barcelona, 2020), and a first prize in the VII Sant Antoni Composition Contest (Barcelona, 2022). I’m also member of the Association of Catalan Composers since 2022.