«[…] Canyigueral’s sovereign in such flamboyance, taking collective breaths away. Stunned»
Dr. Simon Jenner

«[…] The pianist convinces with a finely nuanced sensitive playing, that one wants to listen to»
Pizzicato Magazine, Remy Franck

«[...] Maria Canyigueral immediately proved to be a very subtle and expressively pure pianist, a true co-creator of the interpretation. In addition to the technical feats I immediately perceived her sense of the purity and beauty of the piano sound»
by Marijan Zlobec

«Superb performance»
Musical Opinion

Maria Canyigueral has been described by La Vanguardia as 'a pianist of great personality'.

One of the leading lights among the new generation of Spanish pianists, Maria Canyigueral has inspired collaborations with outstanding contemporary Spanish composers such as Antón García Abril, Benet Casablancas, Joan Magrané, Josep Maria Guix and others. Her partnership with Antón García Abril has been particularly successful, attracting high praise from critics and audiences both in Spain and the UK. Antón García Abril has written 'Reverberaciones' for Maria's 'Avant-guarding Mompou' project and 'Hoy es siempre todavía' for her Horn trio. Having spent her formative years between Spain and the UK, she has since attracted a devoted following of her worldwide concert itineraries.

Having completed her undergraduate studies at the Conservatori del Liceu in Barcelona with Michel Wagemans, she later attained a Master of Arts in Performance from the Royal Academy of Music in London, studying with Sulamita Aronovsky. She has also received musical advice from Nino Kereselidze and André de Groote. Maria Canyigueral’s name soon became a fixture of the international piano circuit, embracing Spain, the UK, Japan (Tokyo, Nagoya), Belgium, Slovenia and other countries. Recent solo highlights include a performance as part of the composition seminar by Benet Casablancas at the Royal Academy of Music, London; appearances at the Festival Portaferrada, Schubertíada Vilabertran, Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona and Fundación Juan March in Madrid; several recitals in Zulte, Belgium; and a performance at the Echoes Festival, St. James Picadilly, London.

In addition to her live performances, Maria has made an impact with her recordings. Her solo album for Audite has been recently released to great acclaim from magazines such as International Piano and Pizzicato; She won the Gold Medal at the Global Music Awards in California for her album of works by C. Franck, Granados, Skerjanc and Finzi, recorded with violinist Lana Trotovsek (Hedone Records, 2016); A recording with flautist Boris Bizjak, of works by Martinu, Poulenc, Fauré and Böhm, was also released by Hedone Records in 2016.

A prizewinner in several International Competitions, including the Ile de France International Piano Competition (Paris); the Pirani Piano Trio Prize with Ianthe Ensemble (London) and International Chamber Music Competition Antón García Abril (Granada), Maria has lately been working with internationally known composers on her own project ‘Avant-Guarding Mompou’. This was premiered at Conway Hall, London in June 2018 and featured contributions from Nicolas Bacri, Antón García Abril, Joseph Phibbs, Konstantia Gourzi, and Moritz Eggert. The project was a coproduction with Instituto Cervantes, Arts Council England, Institut Ramon Llull, Fundació Mompou and fashion label Lilly e Violetta. It has been presented at Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona and at Fundación Juan March in Madrid in 2019.

Having now been a touring artist for many years, Maria Canyigueral has continuous plans for further international performances including a solo recital at the modernist hall at Palau de la Música Catalana in August 2020. An appearance in Duo with Lana Trotovsek in London’s Wigmore Hall in the summer 2019, featuring sonatas by Beethoven, Prokofiev and a work by Slovenian composer Lucian M. Skerjanc was described by The Strad as "remarkable, true feel of a live intuitive performance". They have recently presented the complete Beethoven Sonatas for violin and piano in three evenings at the 68th Festival Ljubljana, recorded by Slovenian Radio.

«[...] Their unforgettable playing takes our breath away. The Beethoven they offer is an aristocratically elegant, astute, but always a stormy live performance»