Guitarist born in Guissona (Lleida), he has a PhD in Art History having completed a thesis in which the history of the guitar and the life of Emili Pujol is outlined. On the occasion of this thesis, the IEC awarded him the 2019 Sant Jordi Prize for the best thesis in art history (Josep Pijoan Prize).

In 2020 he published EMILI PUJOL VILARRUBÍ, PORTRAIT OF A GUITARIST, a volume in which not only we discover the biography of the guitarist. The second edition of this volume has been published in 2021, and now publication in other languages ​​is being prepared.

She has been invited to give concerts, masters and to be part of juries in various parts of Europe, China, Japan, Argentina…

As for recordings, she has released the CD “MARIA RIBERA GIBAL INTERPRETA EMILI PUJOL “was published in 2018, and has also collaborated on recordings of the Museum of Music, playing some of the most important historical guitars in the collection (Antonio de Torres, García, Fleta, Simplicio …).

In 2011, Maria presented the documentary “Emili Pujol, master of life”. As a PhD specializing in musicology, she has curated exhibitions such as the Palau de la Música catalana (2019), has worked in archives and legacies, and regularly collaborates in publications and gives lectures and masters on guitar history. In the informative world it is the responsible and presenter of the “Six Strings” section of the “El Taller del lutier” program on Ràdio Catalonia music, of course, a section dedicated to the guitar.

Graduated from the Conservatori Superior del Liceu in the specialty of guitar by Guillem Pérez Quer then completed a Master ‘s degree in Musicology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, ​​and later the Doctorate in Art History at the University of Barcelona. Fire also a Master of guitar interpretation at the University of Alicante, studying with great masters such as David Russell, Manuel Barruecos, the Assad brothers, Paul O’Dette among others.

He has also received advice from teachers Armando Marrosu, Carles Trepat, Eli Kassner, among others, and throughout her career she has been awarded and awarded a scholarship by AIE, Banco Sabadell…

She is currently also the director of Les Jornades de Guitarra de Catalunya. Combine this work with pedagogy, as a guitar teacher, in addition to the concerts she offers at solo and group, or conferences and other guitar outreach tasks.