Alicia de Larrocha

po_Larrocha-AliciaAlicia de Larrocha i de la Calle (May 23, 1923 – September 25, 2009) was a Spanish pianist from Catalonia.

One of the great piano legends of the 20th century, Reuters called her “the greatest Spanish pianist in history”, Time “one of the world’s most outstanding pianists” and The Guardian “the leading Spanish pianist of her time”.

She won multiple Grammy Awards and a Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts. She is credited with bringing greater popularity to the compositions of Isaac Albéniz and Enrique Granados. In 1995, she became the first Spanish artist to win the UNESCO Prize.