Born in Barcelona, pianist and musicologist Alicia Daufí began her musical studies with her mother. She continued her training at the Aula de So school in Sant Cugat del Vallès, following the Kodály method. In 2010, she obtained a professional degree in piano from the Professional Conservatory of Music of Liceu, studying with pianist Benjamí Santacana and harmony professor Víctor Solé. Later, in 2014, she received a higher degree in piano from the Superior Conservatory of Music of Liceu under the guidance of pianist Alba Ventura. In parallel, she also pursued a degree in musicology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, completing her studies in 2013. In 2015, she completed a master’s degree in musicological research at the same university. And in 2017, she began her doctoral studies, enjoying a predoctoral scholarship at the Department of Art and Musicology of UAB, and obtaining her doctorate with honors cum laude and international mention on February 24, 2022.
In terms of performance, she has studied and received advice in piano, chamber music, and lied from Alicia de Larrocha, Alba Ventura, Benjamí Santacana, Tensy Krismant, Daniel Ligorio, José Enrique Bagaría, Albert Attenelle, Emili Brugalla, Amparo Lacruz, Timothy Summers, Hisako Hiseki, Catherine Ordronneau, Kai Gleusteen, Adrian Thompson, Iain Burnside, Lorenzo Coppola, Malcolm Martineau, and Jean-Pierre Dupuy.
She is the winner of the Best Performer award in Sant Cugat at the Musical Contest of Juventudes Musicales de Sant Cugat del Vallès (2017) and a finalist in the Extraordinary Chamber Music Awards of the Superior Conservatory of Music of Liceu (2014). Additionally, to further her musical education, she has also taken courses in lied interpretation with Adrian Thompson, Iain Burnside, and Malcolm Martineau, as well as contemporary music with Jean-Pierre Dupuy.
Alicia Daufí has developed professionally as a solo pianist and with orchestras, as well as an orchestral pianist. She has also extensively worked in chamber music and lied. Furthermore, she has worked as an accompanist for instrumentalists, singers, and choirs, and has also participated in theatrical and musical shows of her own creation.
In the field of musicology, she has participated in numerous conferences throughout Spain, Portugal, and France, as well as a three-month predoctoral stay at the Sorbonne University in Paris. Her books and articles on the phenomenon of masquerade balls in Catalonia and at the Gran Teatro del Liceu, the subject of her doctoral thesis, are also noteworthy. Recently, she has published a book on the life memoirs written by one of the performers of the Liceu orchestra, Josep Jurch i Ribas.