Màrius Calado Colom
Mario Calado
Barcelona , 23 October 1862
Barcelona , 24 August 1926
Performer and Teacher


Pianist and pedagogue

He was a student of Gabriel Balart (at the Liceu Conservatory) and Joan Baptista Pujol. He moved to Paris where, in 1881, he won the first prize of the 'classe supérieure' of piano. After his return, he developed an important concert activity Catalonia, Spain and South America.

In 1895, he decided to abandon the stage to devote himself exclusively to music pedagogy. He excelled in teaching the repertoire which, according to the testimony of the time, he discarded as a performer, including Liszt, Chopin, Schubert, Schumann and Saint-Saëns. Enric Granado’s dedication of his Vals de concert (op. 35, 1914) to him highlights the appreciation and prestige of Calado’s artistic talent.

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