6 July 21 h
12 €

Xavier Ricarte, pianist

Classical Concert

Xavier Ricarte began playing piano age 6 with his aunt, he continues studying with Carles Julià. When he was 9 years old he started his concert career in Catalonia due to a Juventudes Musicales Competition. Afterwards, Intercentros Melómano and the DKV Foundation provided him with exposure to the rest of Spain. 

After obtaining first prize in the BBVA Competition Individual Talents and the Intercentros Melómano prize, starts gaining international recognition. This provided him with the oportunity to play as a soloist with the Jeune Orchestre de Paris in a tour in France.

The reviews remarked aspects such as the young pianist's sensibility, energy, musical intensity that he demonstrated during the concerts, the listeners experienced joy during the multiple improvisations at the end of each concert.

As a results of his achievements, the Ferrer-Salat Foundation awarded him the prestigious scholarships "Scholarship Young Promising Performer" and twice the prestigious scholarships "Scholarship of Excellence".

This allowed him to study the Classical Piano Interpretation career in Conservatori del Liceu as a pupil of Prof. Stanislav Pochekin and the pianist and Prof. Alba Ventura.

As part of his education as a classical performer, Xavier Ricarte has also participated in masterclassess with maestros such as Katia Michel, Akiko Ebi, Jean Bernard Pommier, Robert D. Levin, Galina Eguizarova, Dmitri Alexeev, Claudio Martinez-Mehner, András Schiff...

He is currently regularly studying with maestro Vladimir Viardo, awarded with the Gold Medal in the Van Cliburn Competition and active teacher of North Texas University.

 Xavier Ricarte has been recently awarded with the first prize in the Isaac Albéniz Competition and he is also a resident pianist in the Young European Pianist Foundation.

He has also been selected by the ACIMC to perform in the New Professionals Concerts.

Nevertheless, Xavier Ricarte has been selected in the prestigious Maria Canals Competition.

He is currently working as a main teacher in Granados-Marshall Academy.




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