JORDI MASÓ (b 1967 )
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Jordi Masó was born in Granollers (Barcelona, Spain). He studied at the Conservatory there with Josep M. Roger, at the Barcelona School of Music with the pianist Albert Attenelle, and at the Royal Academy of Music of London with Christopher Elton and Nelly Akopian, graduating in 1992 with the DipRAM, the highest distinction of the academy. He has won first prizes in many National and International competitions in Spain and has performed extensively in most European countries in piano recitals and in chamber music concerts. He is regularly invited to play with the most important Spanish orchestras. Jordi Masó’s wide repertoire, covering all periods and styles, with special emphasis on music of the twentieth century, has brought first performances of many piano works written for him by the foremost Spanish composers. He has recorded over forty discs, acclaimed by the most important publications. His recordings include the 1993 world première recording of the complete works for piano of Roberto Gerhard (8.223867), six discs with the complete piano music by Frederic Mompou (8.554332, 8.554448, 8.554727, 8.554727, 8.570956, 8.572142), the complete piano music by Padre Donostia (8.557228), Xavier Montsalvatge (8.570744, 8.570756, 8.572636), and Joaquim Homs (8.225099, 8.225236 and 8.225294), two recordings with music by Josep Soler (8.225235 and 8.225083), one each devoted to Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (8.555856), Benet Casablancas (8.570757), as well as the complete piano works of Joaquín Turina (in progress, to date 8.557150, 8.557438, 8.557684, 8.570026, 8.570370, 8.572141, 8.572455, 8.572682, 8.572915, 8.573183, 8.573401 and 8.573539) and Déodat de Séverac (8.555855, 8.572428, 8.572429). He is piano professor at the Granollers Conservatory and at the Esmuc (High Music School of Catalonia), and since 1996 has been a member of the contemporary music group Barcelona 216. In 2008 he was awarded the ARAM (Associate of the Royal Academy of Music).
Catalan Contentment – Jeremy Siepmann interviews pianist Jordi Masó