Joan Amils, pianista
If there is a musician who gives the precise image of creative energy, musical versatility, interpretative generosity and rigour, musical sensibility and the capacity of adapting to any stage in any corner of the world, he is Joan Amils. He was born in Ripoll (Catalonia) and was a pupil of Josep Caminals, Frank Marshall and Alicia de Larrocha. He is the founder and director of the music course Curs dıInterpretació de Ripoll as well as founder of the Trio Ludwig. In the course of his brilliant concert career he has performed in Japan, Thailand, South Africa, Canada, U.S.A. and almost in all Europe. He is greatly interested in the music of Catalan composers and this disc is a consequence of it. This interest also led him to perform in concerts at Moscowıs International Radio and at the University of Mannheim, as well as in conferences as the one he gave at the Tchaikovski Conservatory in Moscow devoted to F. Mompou and M. Blancafort. Along with his work in chamber music, he has performed in several concerts as a soloist, as in The Malediction³ by Liszt with the Christophorus Orchestra of Stuttgart, conducted by Patrick Strub, in duos (just remember the concert for two pianos at the Grand Concert Hall of the Russian Academy of Music with Gennady Dzubenko), or together with Josep Lluís Puig and Sergi Boadella performing Beethovenıs Triple Concert with the Chamber Orchestra of Moldavia conducted by Cristian Florea. In spite of his intense dedication to concerts, Joan Amils has never abandoned his teaching activity and has allowed himself to expand his musical interest with jazz, light music, songs, improvisation, orchestral conduction and musical arrangements at which he also excels. This brings us to consider him, in the deepest sense of the word, a complete musician.