Marcel Artiaga Valls was born in Canovelles but actually lives in Granollers (both municipalities in the Vallès Oriental). He joins the Orquestra Maravella in the 2023/2024 season.
He is an instrumentalist of Tible,Flute,Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone and keyboard. He is also a well recognized composer and arranger, especially for Cobla Music.
He has as a reference the big classical composers because as he said “I believe that the classical music must be the base of any musician in any style” and that “even though sound like a topic, I think and it's true, that there is great music in all the styles. The great artists that I like and try to imitate are: Joan Parès, Jean Pierre Rampal,James Galway,Charlie Parker, Paquito D´Rivera, Kenny G”.
He likes to travel everywhere because that inspires him to compose. “I remember a trip to an island in the middle of the Indic Ocean…The view of the sky with millions of stars shining was so unforgettable, that shows me how little we are and how important is to apreciated good moments sharing them with our beloved people.”
“I also like to do some DIY at home,with more or less luck. I am also pretty culé”.
As a curiosity we can tell that, now he has met again with Juanjo Rocha, another member of the Orquestra, and besides being good friends…they share military service… some years ago… in Sant Climent Sescebes.
Marcel can be followed for further information in his blog Marcel Artiaga Blog