Juan de la Rubia

Juan de la Rubia

Juan de la Rubia is Principal Organist of the Basilica de la Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.

A native of La Vall d’Uixó (Castelló, Spain), he has performed on the principal stages of Europe, as well as in Latin America and Asia, to great acclaim from public and critics alike. In recent years, his concert activity has been non-stop, performing in over twenty countries in concert halls such as the Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid, Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona, Berlin’s Konzerthaus, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Hamburg’s Elbphliharmonie, Westminster Cathedral, St.Sulpice in Paris, Köln Cathedral and the Mariinsky Theatre and Philharmonia in St. Petersburg, among others.

He has appeared as a soloist with the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, interpreting Händel organ concertos and Bach cantatas, and as continuo and/or director of various instrumental and vocal ensembles for early music.

After beginning his musical studies with his father and Ricardo Pitarch, he developed as an organist and pianist in Valencia, Barcelona, Berlin and Toulouse, garnering five Extraordinary Prizes in different specialties. Among his teachers are Óscar Candendo, Wolfgang Seifen, Michel Bouvard and Montserrat Torrent, who were a great support throughout his studies. He also took master classes from, among others, Olivier Latry and Ton Koopman.

He is currently a professor at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC). In 2012, he was named a member of the Catalan Royal Academy of Fine Arts of St. Jordi.