Mariblanca De Pujadas
Mariblanca De Pujadas began her music career as a child prodigy at the age of two. In her native Barcelona, Spain her exceptional gifts brought her to the attention of Frank Marshall, the eminent piano pedagogue and successor of the Granados Piano Academy. At a very early age she performed as a soloist with symphony orchestras and later she toured several countries in South America. At the age of five she moved to the United States and continued her studies with the legendary Russian master teacher Sergei Tarnowsky.
She later continued her studies with Jacob Gimpel and Lillian Steuber at the University of Southern California. In her late teens Mariblanca returned to Spain to concertize and further her studies at the Royal Conservatory del Liceo in Barcelona where she graduated with high honors receiving the Diploma in Piano Performance. Returning to the U.S., she did post-graduate work in New York at the Juilliard School of Music under the eminent Adele Marcus. Mariblanca has over 35 years of teaching experience. She was in the music faculty at the Los Angeles Music Settlement, at the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music, and the Music Center School for the Performing Arts.
She has performed with major symphony orchestras and her students have been winners in many competitions and performed as soloists with symphony orchestras. Mariblanca has been an adjudicator since the early 1980’s for the annual piano auditions of the National Guild of Piano Teachers of the American College of Musicians and is a member of the Texas Music Teachers Association and the Music Teachers’ National Association.