Alicia de Larrocha

Born in Barcelona on May 23, 1923, she was one of the most important pianists of the 20th century and ambassador of music Spanish internationally. Multitude of awards and recognitions international awards, several Grammys and honorary awards endorsed the career of the most illustrious Catalan pianist of all time.

Her piano career was linked to the Palau de la Música Catalana from a very young age, where she made her debut at just seven years old. She was a disciple of Frank Marshall, who had collected the legacy of Enric Granados at the Granados-Marshall School, which consists of transmitting a way of interpreting piano music, known as the Catalan (and Spanish) piano school, from which Alicia de Larrocha became the best ambassador. With Paris as a model, attention to articulation and the use of the pedal are key elements of a way of playing in which Alicia de Larrocha excelled.

The Palau remembers her legacy on the centenary of her birth, dedicating all the piano concerts this year to her memory and, especially, through a tribute concert with friends and contemporary admirers and the two of her most outstanding disciples.

Tribute concerts - Centenary of her birth

Concerts of the Palau Piano cycle

Alicia de Larrocha