Martí Batalla playing guitar and harmonica with Tossa de Mar in the background.
Black and white photo of Martí Batalla playing the guitar and the harmonica with the sea in the background.
Close-up of Martí Battle playing guitar and harmonica.

Barcelona, ​​October 27, 1962.


As a child he began to feel interest in music, choosing the guitar as his instrument.


He studied with the teachers Joan Furió, Joan Francisco Garrido and Guillem Pérez Quer obtaining the degree of higher degree as a guitar teacher at the Liceo Conservatory.


At the end of his degree he perfected with teachers Carles Trepat, Xavier Coll, María Esther Guzmán, Demetrio Ballesteros, Manuel Estévez, Álvaro Pierri, Oscar Cáceres, Eli Kassner, Danielle Kassner and Eduardo Baranzano.


He participated in several chamber music orchestras and has also performed as a soloist.


He also felt interest in Brazilian music and received classes with guitarist Euclides Matos.


In addition to the guitar, he has also felt interest in other instruments such as the electronic organ, the recorder and the harmonica.


From 2005 to 2015 he was part of the Aigua Dolça Habaneras Group, performing the functions of group management, composer, guitarist, harmonist and baritone voice.


He also studied Music Marketing with the journalist Cristina Salvador.


He is currently part of the Association of Street Musicians (AMUC), specifically in the Department of Musical Atmosphere, (Live Music Area), that is, he is a subway musician and belongs to the Association of street musicians (AMUC).


In 2014 he won the second prize in the Firamar Havana competition in Sant Pol de Mar.


He also adapts works for guitar and harmonica. In some of them, it also includes a tambourine playing the three instruments simultaneously.


Not only is he an interpreter, but he also performs the functions of a teacher interested in music technology adapted for the blind. Last December 2016 he participated in the UTLAI conference acting as a speaker. He currently receives classes with Maestro Ramon Polo.


In 2018, the National Organization of the Spanish Blind (ONCE) granted a grant for cultural initiatives for the recording and publication of the CD called Sensacions de Mar.


For Martí, music has been the means to communicate with people, the public which he does not see allows to show his deepest feelings. Above all, it is reflected in the lyrics of some Havana songs talking with the maximum normality of blindness and also of everything that has marked them during their daily lives.


In September 2022 he published Vides de fusta (Lives of wood). This is his first work in book format, a vital and cyclical story full of references to the world of the guitar. For Martí, music and literature are the means to communicate with an audience that he does not see, but to whom he wants to show his most intimate feelings.

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