Acclaimed as a highly expressive performer, who plays with profound sensitivity, Pilar Guarné has been invited to perform at renowned national and international venues, such as L'Auditori (Barcelona), the Fundación Juan March (Madrid), Théâtre de Beaulieu and Salle Paderewski (Lausanne), the Bâtiment des Forces Motrices (Geneva), the Yehudi Menuhin Forum (Bern), the Palais des Congrès Dbayeh, the Bâtiment Wafic Rida Saïd (Beirut) and the Ateneul Roman (Bucharest).

She has performed as a soloist with orchestras, such as the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra, Camerata Regală, the Empordà Chamber Orchestra, the Vic Chamber Orchestra and Barcelona’s Pompeu Fabra University Orchestra, among others, collaborating with conductors such as Jordi Mora, Diego Miguel-Urzanqui, Pierre Vallet and Walid Moussalem. Her passion for chamber music regularly sees her giving concerts with a variety of chamber music groups, the most recent examples of which have been her collaborations with the Neroli Trio and the Clara Schumann Trio. She has also recorded for Radio Nacional de España, Ràdio Catalunya Música, Aragón TV, BTV, Télé Liban and Trinitas Tv.

A meeting with the pianist Elizabeth Sombart in 2006, led to her becoming the representative for the Fondation Résonnance (Switzerland) in Spain, as a result of which much of her work is now centred on "bringing classical music where there is none". She has given more than two hundred concerts at special centres around Spain (foster homes, hospitals, correctional institutions, etc.) with the aim of making classical music available to everyone but with a particular focus on those in socially vulnerable situations. She also develops and promotes educational projects, recitals with commentary and multidisciplinary arts projects, such as Suite Babech, Song and Dance in Classical Music, Musical Gifts and Dialogues with Lorca.

 

Committed to music education, she actively collaborates in the research and promotion of the phenomenology of music as part of the Fondation Résonnance’s higher education music programme and regularly takes part in national and international courses and festivals, either teaching piano and chamber music or as an accompanist.

Pilar Guarné, who now lives in Barcelona, began playing piano at the age of ten in her hometown of Monzón (Huesca). She obtained a scholarship from the Barcelona Municipal Superior Conservatory of Music  (Prof. Carmen Vilá Fassier) to study for a piano performance degree, subsequently going on to complete a master’s degree in Musical Interpretation and Research (VIU), graduating with distinction. Throughout the course of her career, she has benefitted from the tutorage of renowned artists, such as Paul Badura-Skoda, Carmen Bravo, Almudena Cano, Elizabeth Sombart, Brenno Ambrosini, Jordi Mora, Alfred Herzog, Cristina Bruno and Alan Weiss.

© Pilar Guarné 2020