In 1998, the Spanish Ministry of Culture awarded him the National Music Prize.Born in Barcelona in 1947, Josep Colom studied piano and composition in Barcelona and Paris. He has received numerous awards including First Prize in the Santander Paloma O’Shea International Competition (1978) and First Prize in the Jaen and Epinal International Competitions.
Since his debut at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris in 1979, he regularly travels the world to give recitals and concerts with orchestra and chamber music in collaboration with various ensembles and performers.
Highly regarded as a piano and chamber music teacher, he teaches at the University of Alcala de Henares, at the Conservatorio del Liceu in Barcelona and, since 2011, at the Escuela Superior Musikeon (Valencia).
He has made numerous acclaimed recordings, including the full Blasco de Nebra Sonatas (Ethnos), which earned him the Ministry of Culture Prize.
He has been a member of the jury of prestigious competitions such as the Paloma O’Shea Santander and Chopin in Warsaw.
In 1998, the Spanish Ministry of Culture awarded him the National Music Prize.
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