Mar Serra
Mar Serra
Pianist AND composER FROM Barcelona
Specialized in classical, contemporary, new and experimental music.

Mar Serra studied in Barcelona and Madrid with musicians such as Carmen Deleito, Josep Colom, Ramon Coll, Miquel Farré, Ferenc Rados, Andrej Jazinsky, Leonid Sintzev, Pierre Reach and Lluís Claret, obtaining the Higher Degree in 2001 at the Liceu Conservatory of Barcelona.

She won the First Award at the 10th Castellterçol Music Contest, playing with the violinist Albert Rodríguez in the speciality of chamber music in 2003, as well as the award for the best Catalan duo at the 50th Maria Canals International Competition in 2004. She later formed a duet with the cellist Amaia Ruano, with whom he regularly performs in Catalan theaters. Currently, she is playing with  the Ethno-fusion group “Mushka”, which have been selected by the state circuit INJUVE 2005, and have won 1st award in the 10th Garcilaso Acoustic Music Competition 2005.

She played as a soloist in the piano and choir version of the Opera “La vida breve de Falla” in 2003 at the Poble Nou Alliance Theater, in the show “Dreaming the Carnival of Animals” at the Teatro de la Villa de Madrid (December 2006) and in the show “La Encina” premiered at the Granada Music and Dance Festival in June 2008. 

In 2011, Mar Serra released his first album Opus I with Mar Serra Grup, with which she recorded the TV3 program “Fusió i swing a l’estudi”.

In 2017, she recorded the album “Cançons mecanoscrites” with “Martí Serra i els pintors d’ànimes” group. 

In 2019, she publishes his second album “I sempre demà” with Mar Serra Grup, presented at the Auditorium of Barcelona. Currently, she also plays with Guillem Soler.

In 2019, she obtains the Anna Riera Scholarship in jazz composition.

Mar Serra has worked as a teacher in Madrid and Barcelona schools. She currently teaches at the Municipal School of Music and Dance Miquel Pongiluppi in El Papiol, of which she served as principal from 2012 to 2016.

Academic Degree

2019 Official Master of Jazz Composition at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya as a disciple of Lluís Vidal

2001 Higher piano degree at the Higher Conservatory of Music El Liceu (Barcelona) as a disciple of the Professor Carmen Deleito and the concertist Josep Colom

1998 Degree in piano at the Conservatory of Music of Badalona, as a disciple of Judit Cuixart

Professional Experience

2019 Mar Serra release the new album “I sempre demà” by MarSerraGrup with performances in the Auditorium of Barcelona and the Teatre Principal in Badalona 

2019 Mar Serra release the new album by Guillem Soler with performances at the MMV in Vic, Calldetenes and Ripoll 

2016-17 She played performances with “Martí Serra I els pintors d’ànimes”: Jamboree within the Barnasants festival, Teatre Principal in Badalona 

2014-16 Playing with MarSerraGrup throughout the country 

2013 Live concert on the program “Swing and fusion in the studio” of Tv3 with MarSerraGrup 

2012 Presentation tour of the album “Opus I” at the Mediterranean Fair in Manresa, the Jazz Cava de Vic and the Teatre Principal in Badalona 

2011 Recital with the duo Ruano & Serra in the Mollet del Vallès Auditorium and the Casa Elizalde in Barcelona 

2011 Concert premiere of the group MarSerraGrup in Badalona 

2011 Concert premiere of the duo Lito Iglesias & Mar Serra in Barcelona. Release of the last two compositions 

2009 Concert in the Auditorium of Santa Coloma de Gramanet with own compositions for piano and flute 

2008-09 Performances as a soloist with the show “La Encina” in Granada, Barcelona and Madrid

2008 Musical adaptation and premiere of the show “La Encina” at the 57th Granada International Music and Dance Festival 

2008 Recital premieres the string quartet and piano Urban Quartet at the Casa Elizalde in Barcelona 

2008 Performances with the Murtra Orchestra at the Santa Coloma Auditorium and the Zorrilla Theater in Badalona 

2007 Performances as 1st piano in the show produced by the Gran Teatre del Liceu Dreaming of the carnival of animals in Madrid, A Coruña, Valladolid and Bilbao 

2006-07 Performances with the cellist Amaia Ruano in different rooms such as the auditorium of the Conservatory of the Bruc, the Zorrilla Theater in Badalona, ​​the Can Lleonart hall of Alella or the Castellbisbal Auditorium 

2007 Performances with the Mushka formation (of own subjects) throughout Catalonia within the Network of Music of Catalonia circuit organized by Joventuts Musicals and the Generalitat de Catalunya 

2006 Performances with the Mushka group in various venues in Catalonia and in festivals such as the Aparte de Barcelona Festival, the LEM Festival in Barcelona or the live music festival in Vic 

2005 Tour of Asturias and Galicia with the Mushka training within the INJUVE circuit organized by the Ministry of Youth 

2003-04 Performances with the violinist Albert Rodríguez in the cycle music in the parks organized by the Barcelona City Council 

2003 Interpretation as a soloist in the opera La vida Breve by Manuel de Falla in version for choir, soloists and piano during the days 6, 7 and 8 February at the Teatre Alianza de Barcelona 

2003 Performances as a jazz pianist with singer Marta Buj at the Poble Espanyol in Barcelona and at the Teatre Principal in Badalona 

2001 Piano recital at the Zorrilla theater in Badalona 

1996 Collaboration with the Badalona Chamber Orchestra: harpsichord performance in various performances in Badalona, ​​Barcelona and Tübingen (Germany) 

1996 Piano recital at the Sant Cugat Conservatory of Music 

1995-01 Stable group with violinist Luna Aragón with performances in the Municipal Museum of Badalona and in the Caja Madrid auditorium in Barcelona 

1997-00 Various performances with the jazz band Mar Serra quartet at the Teatre Principal and at the School of Modern Music in Badalona

Musical and Pedagogical Training

2017-19 Karnatic techniques course with Professor Rafael Reina at the Esmuc 

2015 Coaching course and management of centers in the Diputación de Barcelona 

2013 African Music Course with Polo Vallejo researcher and educator in Vilafranca 

2012 Baby Workshop and Concerts Course by Pedagogue Paolo Lameiro in Girona 

2011 Course in Management and organization of municipal music schools: the managerial function. Organized by the Diputación de Barcelona 

2009 Master classes in chamber music by the Quartet Casals at the Escuela Superior de Música de Catalunya 

2008 Course in Instrument Pedagogy by Claudio Forcada at the EMM in La Vall del Tenes 

2007 Body percussion training course by Javier Romero at the EMM in Hospitalet de Llobregat 

2006 Classes of chamber music with the pianist Josep Colom in Barcelona 

2006 Classes of chamber music with the cellist Lluís Claret in Barcelona 

2006 Wolfgang Hartmann Instrument Pedagogy Course at the Conservatory of Sta. Perpetual 

2005 Attendance at the 1st International Week of Instrument Pedagogy at the Higher School of Music of Catalonia 

2005 Course in Instrument Pedagogy by Marisa Pérez at the Badalona Conservatory 

2003-04 Graduate classes and chamber music with the pianist Pierre Reach in Barcelona 

2001-04 Postgraduate classes with Professor Carmen Deleito in Madrid 

2003 Piano course given by Professor Josep Colom at the Conservatory of Badalona 

2003 Introductory course to the Suzuki teaching method at the CEDAM Music School in Madrid 

2002 Course in interpretation of contemporary music given by Professor Álvaro Guijarro at the Casa de América in Madrid 

2002 Course in the interpretation of Haydn sonatas by Professor Férenc Rados at the University of Alcalá de Henares 

2002 Pedagogy course in piano teaching taught by Marisa Pérez at the University of Alcalá de Henares 

2001 Course in musical interpretation given by Professor A. Jazinsky at the Polimúsica center in Madrid 

2000 Piano course given by Professor Ramon Coll at the Polimúsica center in Madrid 

1999 Course in piano interpretation in Escaldes (Andorra) given by Professor Ramon Coll

1998 Piano courses with Professor Miquel Farré in the 16th and 17th International Cervera Music Courses 

1997 Intensive interpretation course given by Professor Josep Colom at the Medical Center of Barcelona 

1997 Courses in piano performance with Professor Leonid Sintzev at the Professional Conservatory of Music in Badalona 

1996 Interpretation course of the baroque repertoire at the Professional Conservatory of Music of Badalona with the harpsichord Albert Romaní 

1996 Course of piano and chamber music given by the professors Miquel Farré and Francesc Llongueras in the V International Campus of Music in Granada 

1995-98 Studies of modern piano and jazz combo at the Music School of Badalona with the pianist Francesc Capella


2019 Anna Riera jazz instrumental scholarship 

2006 1st award in the Barcelona Acoustic Music competition with its own composition 

2003 Award for the best Catalan duo in the Maria Canals International Competition in Barcelona 

2003 First award in the X Chamber Music Competition of Castellterçol 

2002-04 Second award in the III Chamber Music Competition for young people of Castellterçol


2019  “I sempre demà” by MarSerraGrup. Recorded in Ground Studies of Cornellà de Terri 

2016  “Cançons Mecanoscrites” with Martí Serra I els pintors d’ànimes, recorded at the Music Sound studio in Figueres 

2011  “Opus I” by MarSerraGrup. Recorded at studio 44.1 in Girona