The Government of Catalonia has awarded the Creu de Sant Jordi to Assumpció Malagarriga in recognition of “her valuable contribution in the area of music education as a teacher and teacher trainer, and also for devising and organising the L’Auditori de Barcelona’s Education Service, which brings music to the people, in particular to children and young people, and has become an international point of reference for cultural management”.
Malagarriga headed up the L’Auditori Education Service between 2000 and 2015, from where she championed iconic shows including Play Bach, The Colours of Metal, and Ma, me, mi...Mozart! The extensive work carried out at the venue has served to position it as a European point of reference in the area of devising concerts, workshops and hands-on activities aimed at bringing music to a wide audience.
In 2015, a stroke forced her to give up her professional role, however, since then her willpower and lust for life have helped her to recover. On 21 January 2018, L’Auditori paid a moving tribute to her in the Oriol Martorell Hall 2 involving over 700 musicians, singers, teachers, educators, illustrators and professionals who performed pieces from some of the shows she inspired.
By awarding the Creu de Sant Jordi, the Government of Catalonia publicly recognises the impact that Assumpció Malagarriga has had on generations of children and young people and acknowledges her unique contribution to L’Auditori.
Lisi Andrés | 18 July 2018
The Government of Catalonia awards the Creu de Sant Jordi to Assumpció Malagarriga, director of the L’Auditori Education Service for over 15 years
In recognition of a life dedicated to music education and bringing music to the people.