Joan Gibert Camins
(Barcelona, 1890- 1966)

He studied at the Escola Municipal de Música with Lluís Millet and Robert Goberna and debuted in 1905. Between 1920 and 1928 he lived in Paris, where he completed his studies with Alfred Cortot, Vincent d'Indy and Wanda Landowska. He was one of the founders of the CIC (Independent Composers of Catalonia), an association created in 1931 formed by composers such as Eduard Toldrà, Robert Gerhard or Manuel Blancafort, among others. He gived many concerts on piano and harpsichord, and accompanied performers such as Lilly Ulanowsky, Conxita Badía, Concepción Callao, Mercè Plantada and Alicia Halffter. He also performed with various orchestral formations under the conduction of Pau Casals (Chopin Festival, 1931) and Joan Lamote de Grignon (Bach Festival, 1932). In 1932, together with teachers Enric Ainaud, Ernest Cervera and his brother Enric Gibert Camins, he developed a project of a music education plan for primary schools in Catalonia.

He was professor of harpsichord at the Conservatori Municipal de Música de Barcelona from 1945, and piano from 1947. Joan Gibert Camins can be considered the introducer of the harpsichord in Catalan concert halls. He also gave lectures on the history of music and early music. He frequently collaborated with the "Revista Musical Catalana", "La Publicidad" and several French magazines. He composed works for piano, for voice and piano, and for choir.


Sheet music on Editorial Boileau


L’enyor, for voice and piano