Xavier Barbeta

Xavier Barbeta

Pianist trained at the Conservatory of Badalona (Higher Grade), and by Leonid Sintsev Rimsky-Korsakoff Conservatory of St. Petersburg (1997-2002). 1st Prize International Piano Competition "Jacinto Guerrero" (Toledo, 1994), 4th International Competition Award Dichler-Sato (Vienna, 2002). He followed master-classes with Ricardo Cechetti, Viktor Teuflmayr, Igor Lebedev, Edith Fischer, Paul Badura-Skoda and Dimitri Bashkirov.

He acts as a soloist and with different chamber groups in Spain, Austria, France and Russia.
Since 2003 he collaborates regularily with the OBC and has also participated in several projects with BCN 216, Murtra Ensemble or Symphonic Band of Barcelona, and theatrical and operatic company FOCUS.
He was professor of piano at the Conservatory of Music of Terrassa (2006-2009), and professor of theory of interpretation-I and II to the ESMUC (2005-2010). He has translated several articles on piano pedagogy specialized for gifted children from Russian to Catalan. He is preparing his doctoral thesis on piano pedagogy at the UAB.