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He was born in Andorra in 1951. Throughout his professional career, he has been known for his dual role as a performer and educator.
He won the Tenuto competition of the Belgian Radio and Television, and received a medal at the Maria Canals International Competition in Barcelona. He has performed with orchestras in Spain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, former Czechoslovakia, Turkey, Russia, and Japan. He has been conducted by Antoni Ros Marbà, Edmon Colomer, Josep Pons, Jacques Mercier, Rodolf Barshai, Peter Maag, Veronika Dudarova, Yehudi Menuhin, Sergio Comissiona, Ignacio Yepes, and Marzio Conti, among others.
He is the founder of the Barcelona School of Music, the International Music Course of Vic, and the Barcelona Trio, with whom he has recorded works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and Dvorak.
From 2000 to 2005, he was the director of the Superior School of Music of Catalonia. He served as the artistic director of the International Narciso Yepes Festival in Ordino until 2018 and the Crèdit Andorrà Foundation (Principality of Andorra) until 2019.
In 1993, he founded the National Classical Orchestra of Andorra and served as its concertmaster-conductor until 2020. In 2000, he created the National Chamber Youth Orchestra of Andorra.
From 2007 to 2012, he was a tutor in the music department at Trivium, a performing arts center in Sant Julià de Lòria.
In 1998, he was awarded the Creu de Sant Jordi by the Government of Catalonia.
In 2010, he was appointed the National Ambassador of UNICEF Andorra.
Currently, he directs the International String Quartet Academy of Vic and is the creator, artistic director, and concertmaster of the Diletant de Catalunya Orchestra. He also continues to teach violin classes at the Music Institute of Andorra la Vella, where he has been a professor since its founding in the 1980s.
Recently, he formed the Claret Trio with his sons Sergi and Jordi, and they have performed in Andorra, Catalonia, and Costa Rica.
- The competition is open to musicians from all countries who have not reached the age of 36 on the date of the beginning of the competition.
- GPML welcomes performers of the following instruments: piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, guitar, and accordion.
- The Organization will provide pianos, but will not facilitate any other musical instrument for the candidates.
- Each candidate is free to choose the repertoire, which can be for solo instrument, or for instrument and piano accompaniment. However, GPML does not provide a piano accompanist, so each soloist must bring his/her own.
- Performance by heart is not required, but please be aware that GPML will not offer a page-turner (iPads and Tablets are allowed).
- All candidates must pay a registration fee of 85€ (65€ for those who apply on or before July 31st)
- Each applicant must complete the application form and make the payment of the registration fee, in order to be considered a candidate. Materials will not be reviewed on the contrary case and the applicant will not be considered for the competition.
- By taking part in the competition, all candidates allow GPML to use the candidate’s image for recordings and pictures made during the competition and the assigned concerts.
- In the case of unexpected events, the management reserves the right to postpone or cancel the competition. In case of competition cancellation, the registration fees will be refunded.
How to Apply
DEADLINE: Application by August 31, 2023
- a copy of a valid ID
- a brief resume/curriculum vitae
- an artistic picture
- the musical program for all rounds, including Preliminary Round. (The program for the Final Round can be modified until November 1, 2023, but must be clearly notified to the organization).
- The link to the uploaded performance video on YouTube. The video must contain a freely chosen musical program lasting between 10 and 20 minutes (in the case of longer videos the Jury will listen to the first 20 minutes of the videos only). Professional or amateur-quality videos are allowed. They can contain one or more works, including single movements from larger works, also recorded on different occasions;
In order to complete the registration, the candidate will need to make payment of the registration fee of €80 (€60 if the application is sent no later than July 31st, 23:59 Madrid time). For this purpose, the application form will take the candidate to a secure payment platform, so everything can be done at once.
Please note that in case of the candidate withdrawal, the registration fee is non-refundable.