Adolf Pla

His performances have been highly praised by the critics. In 1985 he was selected as the Spanish representative at the “First International Meeting of Young European Performers”. He has given piano recitals in several countries all over the world (Glinka Hall in St. Petersburg, Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona, Auditorium of the Radio-Télévision du Luxembourg, Metropolia Auditorium in Helsinki, Gran Teatro de La Habana, “Alltech Fortnight Festival” in the USA, Palacio Iturbide in Mexico City, etc.). He has collaborated with the Mozarteum Quartett in Salzburg and has conducted several orchestras (Orquesta Municipal de Caracas, Orquestra Nacional de Cambra d’Andorra, Orquesta Nacional de Bolivia, among others). It’s important to mention the concert tours and recordings that Adolf Pla has carried out with the flutist Bernat Castillejo.

 

He is the author of a well-known discography with the labels La mà de Guido and Ars Harmònica, which includes the complete works for the piano by Frederic Mompou, in addition to other composers such as Schumann, Ravel, Granados, Toldrà, etc. He has carried out productions for Canal Clàssic de Via Digital, RNE, Catalunya Radio, St. Petersburg Radio, TVE, TV3, TV Costa Rica, TV Perú and TV Uruguay.

He is currently professor at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC) and collaborates regularly with the media (Catalunya Radio, Revista Musical Catalana, Revista Cultural de l’AECID, among others). He has given lectures on music at several institutions (Consorcio Universidad Internacional Menéndez y Pelayo in Barcelona, Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in St. Petersburg, and the universities of Brasilia, Costa Rica, Nacional de Chile, Transylvania in Kentucky, etc.).

Adolf Pla acknowledges particularly the lessons from his first teachers, Magda Caballé, Teresa Segarra and Joseph M. Marti Aragonés. Subsequently he studied at the Conservatori Superior de Música in Barcelona with Miquel Farré, at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest with Ferenc Rados and Gyorgy Nador and at the Hochschule für Musik in Würzburg, under the direction of Peter Hollfelder, where he got the MeisterKlasse Diplom and was honored by the Robert Wagner Foundation.

Thoroughly studying Frederic Mompou’s works has allowed him to present most of this repertoire in about twenty countries, in monographic programs or with other composers. This experience has led him to carry out specific research on this composer, which has come to fruition in the book entitled Frederic Mompou, l’etern recomençar (Frederic Mompou, the Eternal Recommencement) and the recording of his complete works for piano.