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 of Barcelona, she moves to Paris to work the piano with Eugen Indjic at the Schola Cantorum. There she also receives piano lessons from Marina Primachenko and sits the courses of Musical Analysis by Narcís Bonet. At the same time she enrols at the Ecole Normale de Musique, where she studies with Nina Patarcec and obtains the Diplôme Supérieur de Musique de Chambre.
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, London, Weimar and Piešt’any, Slovakia. In these courses she works with Violeta Hemsy de Gainza, Michael Schreider, Marián Lapšanský, Paul Badura-Skoda and John Lill, who advise her for some years.
Pianist committed to her play and faithful to the interpretation principles of the Russian School, Maria Alba develops her style around the full awareness of the quality and texture of sound. She has recorded live the Edward Grieg’s concerto for piano and orchestra in A minor and Franz Liszt’s concerto No. 1 in E flat major. She recorded at Studio Malda Vale for the for the BBC (London) a Liszt program. She plays regularly in France and Europe as a soloist and in chamber music ensembles.
Open to other art forms, with the Spanish actor Juan Reverte she created a performance on music and poetry, which was recorded in CD. Recently she played with the flutist Jean-Marc Goujon, with the violoncellist Laure le Monnier and in the opening of the exhibition of the Cameroon sculptor Malam at Alexandre III bridge in Paris, under the leadership of director Patrick Brunie.
Maria Alba is now a membership of the Ensemble ArcoNotes and piano professor at the Conservatoire de Neuilly-sur-Marne.