Conference «Emili Pujol, mestre de vida», given by Maria Ribera.
July 1 at 6:30 p.m.
Emili Pujol y Vilarrubí, born on April 7, 1886 in La Granadella, dedicated his life to the art of guitar and music. He had to make a place for himself in one of the most important periods in the history of the guitar, of which he was a key character.
Maria, daughter of the lands of Lleida, like Pujol, but born in Guissona a century and a bit later than him, was trained in a guitar environment where she coincided with disciples of the musician from La Granadella, among whom the Italian master Armando Marrosu.
The most significant thing about that learning environment was the human and close admiration that was breathed towards the figure of Pujol. This aroused in her a special interest in the master’s work, an interest that continued to grow over the years. In 2011, Ella Maria Ella made the documentary “Emili Pujol, teacher of life” with which she illustrated the relevance of the character.
In 2018 the CD MARIA RIBERA GIBAL INTERPRETA EMILI PUJOL was presented, and this 2020 has published the biography of the teacher: Emili Pujol Vilarrubí, Portrait of a guitarist.