Conrado Moya


The marimba soloist Conrado Moya is currently one of the most representative figures of his instrument internationally. He has been acclaimed for his extraordinary technical and expressive abilities, as well as his dedication on stage.

Symphonic activity

Conrado Moya develops an intense activity as a marimba soloist all over the world, performing with orchestras, choirs and symphonic bands, including: ADDA Simfònica, Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa, Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid, Orquesta de Córdoba, Orquesta de Extremadura, Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria, Göttinger Symphonieorchester, Orquesta Ciudad de Almería, Bilbao Sinfonietta, Coral de Bilbao and the Municipal Bands of Barcelona, Bilbao and Madrid; under the direction of Guillermo García Calvo, Jan Cober, José Ramón Encinar, Michael Thomas, José Rafael Pascual Vilaplana, Unai Urrecho, Salvador Vázquez and Josep Vicent, among others.

His recent and upcoming appearances include his debut with the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Colombia, under the baton of Andrés Felipe Jaime; his performances in the concert season of the Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla and Sebastian Perłowski, Orquestra Vigo 430 and Isabel Rubio, and Stadtorchester Frauenfeld together with Fabian Ziegler, among others.

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His symphonic repertoire has recently been enriched by the world premiere of several marimba concerti —of which he is also the dedicatee—: Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra by Tomás Marco; The Garden of Bacchus, by Lorenzo Palomo; Visit Spain!, by José Luis Greco; and Tres paisatges pictòrics, by Albert Guinovart, the latter recorded on an album with the Banda Municipal de Barcelona. His repertoire also includes the Concierto Heroico by Joaquín Rodrigo, transcribed for marimba by Conrado Moya himself and exclusively authorized to the artist by the composer’s heirs.

Other projects

Among his chamber music activities, his regular tours in Germany and Spain stand out, as well as in Japan (2022) and the United States (2022 and 2024), featuring one of the most demanding projects for marimba duo, the Goldberg Variations by J. S. Bach, alongside Katarzyna Myćka. He has been an integral part of duos, ensembles such as Marimba Quartett, and musical groups like the Li Biao Percussion Group, with which he has toured the main concert halls in Latin America (2015) and China (2013, 2023, and 2024).

He also participates in important events, such as the international marimba festivals of Guatemala, Chiapas (Mexico) and Nagakute (Japan), the Spanish Music Festival of Cádiz (Spain), the Mercedes-Benz International Music Festival of Shanghai (China), the PASIC (Percussive Arts Society International Convention) in Indianapolis (United States), or the Fair Saturday solidarity movement. Recently, his participation in the Tenerife Contemporary Music Festival, the Bal y Gay Festival, the Mendieta Kultura concert series, and the Oviedo Interdisciplinary Chamber Music Series stand out, the latter featuring two world premieres by the composers Gabriel Ordás and José Luis Greco. In addition to all this, he gives several solo recitals and master classes in Spain, Switzerland, Colombia, the United States and Japan.

Training &

Trained at the conservatory in his hometown, Alicante, he simultaneously received advice from the soloists Sisco Aparici (València) and Katarzyna Myćka (Stuttgart). By the time he had completed his studies at the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” in Berlin, under the guidance of the percussion soloist Li Biao, Conrado Moya had already been recognized with awards such as the First Prize in the International Marimba Competition at the University of Córdoba and the Honorary Prize from the Alicante Concert Society Interpretation Contest. He has also received the “Rosa del Desierto” Award for his projects and social involvement with the Dar Al Karama association, as well as the Music Performance Scholarship from the Asociación Pro-Música “Amadeo L. Sala”, standing out for “his quality as a musician, as well as for his work and commitment to the future of his instrument.”


Conrado Moya is firmly committed to the development of the marimba and to extending the public’s awareness of his instrument. He has cultivated the creation of new repertoire for the marimba, working alongside composers from around the world —with special attention to those from his own country—: Ferran Cruixent, José Luis Greco, Albert Guinovart, Christos Hatzis, Anna Ignatowicz-Glińska, Arkadiusz Kątny, Tomás Marco, Gabriel Ordás, and Lorenzo Palomo. He has also been intensively dedicated to the transcription and revival of great works from the musical heritage, rediscovering compositions from J.S. Bach to Joaquín Rodrigo through the sound of the marimba. As a result of all this work, he released Silentium, his debut marimba solo album, and Marimba Synergy, his latest recording featuring Bach’s Goldberg Variations, performed in a duo with Katarzyna Myćka, for Mons Records.

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Likewise, he carries out extensive pedagogical work and is regularly invited to participate as a teacher in academies and master classes in Spain, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Poland, Colombia, Mexico, Canada, the USA, and Japan, among others, and also as a jury in international competitions. Currently, he holds the position of Marimba Professor at the Escuela Superior de Música de Alto Rendimiento (ESMAR) in València, Spain.

Conrado Moya is endorsed by the American marimba maker Marimba One, with whom he has also developed his own series of marimba mallets.

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