Xavier Barbeta studied piano at Conservatorio Superior de Música de Badalona and at "Rimsky-Korsakoff" State Conservatory of St. Petersburg with Leonid Sintsev. He has won prizes such as 1st Prize in the National Piano Competition Jacinto Guerrero, Toledo (1994), and 4th Prize in the International Competition Dichler-Sato, Vienna (2002). He performs regularly as a soloist and in chamber groups and ensembles such as OBC, BCN-216, Banda Sinfónica de Barcelona and the Murtra Ensemble. He has been Professor at ESMUC (Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya) since 2005 and has taught Performance Practice, Theory of Interpretation and Piano. Xavier is especially interested in piano teaching and has translated many pedagogical articles from Russian into Spanish. He is currently preparing his Ph.D. at UAB.