Everything made one think because of family tradition that Maria Alba would be a lawyer but at the last moment, when she already was a student at the University with top marks, by the way, she decided to follow the call of music and she went to Paris...


ma s 08clogopeque-04 Maria Alba Sala i Pelfort was born in Manresa, Barcelona, and everything indicated that she would undertake law studies, but being already a student at the University, even getting excellent marks, at the last moment she decided to follow the call of music... after obtaining the higher degree as Senior Piano Professor and as Senior Professor of Solfeggio, Music Theory, Transposition and Accompaniment at the Conservatori Superior de Música del Liceu de Barcelona, Maria Alba moves to Paris to work the piano with Eugen Indjic at the Schola Cantorum. There she also receives piano lessons by Marina Primachenko and attends the classes of Musical Analysis by Narcís Bonet. At the same time she enrols at the École Normale de Musique, where she studies with Nina Patarcec and obtains the Diplôme Superieur de Musique de Chambre.

logopeque-04 This occurs in parallel with her attendance to seminars and courses of piano, chamber music, computer music and pedagogy for professors of music schools and conservatories: in Barcelona with Violeta Hemsy de Gainza; in Piešt’any, Slovakia, with Eugen Indjic and Marián Lapšanský and in The North London Piano School, where she had Michael Schreider as professor. In this course Maria Alba is selected for the master class, which provides John Lill at the Royal Academy of Music. Lill expressly congratulates her for her elegant interpretation in the gala concert at Duke's Hall of the Royal Academy of Music and Dance. The performers at this concert recorded in the Malda Vale 1-Studio I of the BBC. Following these concert and master class Maria Alba has the opportunity to work with John Lill for a while. She also travels to Germany where she attends a piano master course in the Weimars Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt with guest professor Paul Badura-Skoda.

ma s 04blogopeque-04 When she decides to dedicate to music professionally, she gets in front of the public in solo concerts in Catalonia and France. It should be noted the different performances with the Orquestra Simfònica de Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona, conducted by Josep Farré, playing the Edward Grieg’s concerto for piano and orchestra in A minor and Franz Liszt’s concerto No. 1 in E flat major.

logopeque-04Having an active and enterprising personality, Maria Alba contacts other musicians to work in different musical ensembles: for a time with violinist Olivier Pehlivanian, whose concert at Château de Bossey, Switzerland, on the centenary year of the Armenian Church, is to be put in bold letters; with flutist Mikaële Bexon she plays at Salle Cortot in Paris; she also plays in different places of France as a member of the Ensemble ArcoNotes, as well as with the soprano Isabelle Laemmel, the flutist Jean-Marc Goujon and the violoncellist Laure le Monnier. With the Spanish actor Juan Reverte she works on a project of music and poetry. The result of this collaboration is a show that they premiered at Teatro Guerra in Lorca, Spain, which they continuously play in different Spanish places and theatres. They have recorded together the CDs Recitando por ahí and Mosaico poético from a trilogy dedicated to poets in Castilian language.

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logopeque-04Her interest in art led her to collaborate on various art forms such as the Zig-Zag Ateliers d’artistes portes ouvertes in Gentilly, the festival on s'Bouge in Montrouge or, more recently, the opening of the exhibition by the Cameroon sculptor Malam at Alexandre III bridge in Paris, staged by Patrick Brunie. Maria Alba is currently teaching piano at the Conservatoire Municipal de Musique Gabriel Fauré in Neuilly-sur-Marne.




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La Justice du Piano... Quant elle s'exprime sur son art, l'observateur néophyte se dit que, notes après notes, la musique classique est naturellement belle, charmante, envoûtante. Sentiment partagé à l'écoute de l¡enregistrement « Classic & Romantic » dans laquelle elle joua au sein de l'orchestre symphonique Sant Cugat. Maria-Alba Sala Pelfort est soliste. Et une volonté d'être une grande professionnelle. En toute humilité et conviction...

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32 entries.
Zaid wrote on 24 May, 2010 at 3:51 pm
He visto te pagina y quiero darte las felicidades por ella es muy chula y te deseo buenas suerte en te vida . Un Saludo desde el desierto Zaid
MARIA MERCE PERARNAU VALLBE wrote on 29 July, 2009 at 3:50 pm
duvauchel wrote on 9 September, 2008 at 3:49 pm
Non seulement elle est belle, mais en plus, elle joue divinement bien et elle est adorable!!! et les élèves du conservatoire l'adorent et sa directrice aussi... Bisous bellissima!
Anna Tripiana wrote on 18 March, 2008 at 3:48 pm
Hola Alba, hem descobert que aquesta capseta màgica ens aporta novetats...estàs MAGNÍFICA! Santi i Anna
Gerard LAPORTE wrote on 31 January, 2008 at 3:45 pm
Très heureux d'avoir fait votre connaissance au téléphone et de constater notre vision commune sur beaucoup de sujets. Bravo pour votre site web même si la presentacio me pose des problèmes d'affichage avec Firefox (navigateur internet "en catala" recommandé dans les bressolas). Bonne chance dans votre vie. Amicalement. Gérard
Sor Lucía wrote on 30 January, 2008 at 3:46 pm
Maria Alba: En el día de tu santo, desde Manresa muy cerca de la Virgen del Alba, le damos gracias por tu vida y por todo lo que nos regala con tu música, con tu alegría y con tu gran sensibilidad. Un abrazo y nuestra amistad
quico wrote on 30 January, 2008 at 3:44 pm
Mans d'angel,cor d'ocell. Petons
Marion et Sylvie wrote on 30 January, 2008 at 3:44 pm
Quel honneur avons-nous de t'avoir comme professeur. Très beau site, superbes photos. Vivement Samedi !
Mar wrote on 30 January, 2008 at 3:43 pm
¡Alba! Sólo tuve el honor de conocerte en un interminable viaje París-Barcelona, y si lo hubiera sabido, hubiera pedido que nos desalojaran del tren para poder verte tocar. Estoy segura de que trasmites en tu música esa vitalidad y alegría que te caracteriza. Enhorabuena por la página web, ¡es genial! Un besazo, Mar.
Dominicas Manresa wrote on 30 January, 2008 at 3:42 pm
María Alba, celebramos tu calidad profesional y humana. Adelante que tienes un gran porvenir, desde Manresa seguimos tus pasos y nos alegramos de tus éxitos y proyectos. Gràcias por hacernos gustar de lo que es BUENO. Un abrazo Las monjas Dominicas de Manresa
Maria Alba Sala i Pelfort