Laia Puig, violoncel
Born in Cervera, she began her musical studies at the age of six with Marçal Cervera, Sergi Boadella, Richard Talkowsky and Cristian Florea at the Conservatory of Cervera.
She furthered her studies at the Universities of Graz, Basel and Berlin with Rudolf Leopold, Reinhard Latzko and Martin Löhr. Her playing was shaped and enriched by masterclasses with Bernard Greenhouse, Maria Kliegel, Maria de Macedo, Lluis Claret, Christophe Coin, Philipe Mueller, Asier Polo, Thomas Demenga, among others. In 2012, she finished the Master of Cultural Management at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.
She has participated as a soloist with the Orquesta Sinfónica del Vallés, Orquestra Simfònica Julià Carbonell, Chamber Orchestra of Garraf, Camerata XXI, Orquesta Andrés Segovia, Camerata Musica Wien and has given recitals at festivals such as Berliner Cellisten 2008 and all over the Spanish territory. In 2012, Laia Puig made the world premiere of the unpublished work “Concerto Libero” by Xavier Montsalvatge in the Festival Castell de Peralada.
From her beginnings, she carried out an intense orchestral activity being member of the JOSC, principal cellist of the JONDE, European Union Youth Orchestra and Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester. She frequently collaborates with the Cadaqués Orchestra, Barcelona Symphonic Orchestra and National of Catalonia, Symphony Orchestra of the Liceu Grand Theater, Orchestra Da Camera Orchestra, Barcelona 216, Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin, Euskadi Symphony Orchestra and Simfonieorchester Basel. During the 2008/09 season, she worked as principal assistant in the Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León. During her career she has worked under renowned conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Carlo Maria Giulini, Sir Colin Davis, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Bernhard Haitink, Sir Neville Marriner, Pierre Boulez, among others.
She was the recipient of several prizes in competitions such as Germans Claret, National Competition City of Xativa, Llanes International Competition and the Primer Palau in Barcelona. The live recordings of her recitals for Catalunya Música Radio have been broadcast by the European Broadcasting Union.
She currently combines interpretation with teaching at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragón. She is a member of the cello quartet Les Mademoicelli. Laia Puig was principal cellist and artistic director of Camerata432 from 2009 to 2016.