Pianist interested in performance, research, management, and education, Laia Martín has developed her artistic career and completed studies in various areas of music.
She completed her Bachelor’s degree in piano at the Liceu Conservatory of Music in Barcelona with Stanislav Pochekin and in chamber music with Albert Atenelle in 2009. She finished an Artistic Master’s degree in Musical Performance with honours at the Conservatory “F. Venezze” in Rovigo, Italy, with Massimiliano Mainolfi and Oxana Yablonskaya in 2014, and a Master in Music Research degree at the Valencia International University (VIU) in 2016. She is completing a PhD in Music Performance (PhD) at the Aveiro University, Portugal, with Dr. Luca Chiantore.
At the age of 17, Laia performed her first recital for Jeunesses Musicales Spain. Since then, she has performed in several halls in Spain, as well as halls in Germany, Italy, France, Andorra, Portugal and Israel.
She is teacher and accompanist at the Issi Fabra Music School in Puigcerda and at the Pirineus Conservatory. Since 2013 she is the executive director at the Puigcerda Music Festival.
Without distances: A performance proposal regarding Domenico Scarlatti’s sonatas transcribed by Enrique Granados.
The general objective of this investigation is to propose a concert capable of putting together an original work and its transcriptions in order to create new meaning, under the equation of three perspectives: that of the composer, the transcriber, and the performer. This objective will be reached through a case study focusing on the Granados’ transcriptions of Scarlatti’s sonatas.