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Txema Riera

Born in 1981, he studied classical piano until middle grade, which is when he became interested in jazz. Initially self-taught, he studied the instrument with Guillermo Klein, with whom he also studied composition techniques. Later on, he graduated from ESMUC, where he worked with Joan Díaz, Joan Monné and Albert Bover, and among others, receiving lessons from Sophia Rossoff, Bruce Barth and Michael Kanan. Currently, he is studying the Master in Performance of Early Music at the ESMUC, specialising in historical organ, with the organist Javier Artigas.

Subjects: Piano


In recent years, he has been part of groups such as Tempus Fugit Ensemble, Cannonball Adderley Legacy, Apollo del 13, Rossolino Memorial Quintet, Big Acoustic Band, Bruna Johnson, Cesc Miralta Quartet, Movin’ Wes, Dimitri Skidanov Ellington Project, Victor Correa Vocal Quartet, Esther Condal, Angelina i els Moderns or Canto & Basso, among others. He plays as a freelance with musicians such as David Mengual, Ramon Prats, Jaume Llombart, Xavi Hinojosa, Mario Rossy, Juan De Diego, Idafe Pérez and Francesc Adroher.

His work is represented through collaborations in different recordings, such as Full Nelson and Mode Joe (Nelson Project, 2008 and 2012), Blues of the Nightfall (Ernesto Hernández Cuarteto, 2009), Gaudí, Invisible Forms (Cesc Miralta, 2011), Metròpolis / 8 ciutats (Alfons Carrascosa Big Acoustic Band, 2011), Home (Esther Condal, 2012) and Wind & Song (Victor Correa Vocal Quartet, 2012). On a pedagogical level, he combines the task of piano teacher at the Igualada Conservatory, where he has been working since 2006, with being a teacher at the Taller de Músics Escuela Superior de Estudios Musicales

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