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Bilbao is filled with pianos

On Friday, September 21, Bilbao will accommodate the grand pianos that we will make available to those who wish to play them, an action framed within the celebrations of the 100th Anniversary of Seguros Bilbao, company of the Grupo Catalana Occidente.

September 21

Discovering new musical talent

Visiting Researchers programme Fundación Jesús Serra

Maria Canals International Music Competition

Being faithful to our goal of promoting the musical career of young pianists, our Foundation awarded, for the first time in the history the First Prize Fundación Jesús Serra of the Maria Canals International Competition. The pianist Evgeny Konnov was the 64th winner of the contest and who will have the opportunity to perform a concert tour with leading orchestras in Bilbao, Madrid, Tenerife and Sevilla.

Discover who Jesús Serra was

Jesús Serra portrait

Jesús Serra Santamans is mainly known for having founded Grupo Catalana Occidente and having dedicated his professional life to the world of insurance, becoming one of the most important personalities in this sector in Spain. Throughout his life, he maintained a special interest for the arts and for sports, which he actively promoted through various initiatives. In addition, one thing that characterized him was his great humanitarian spirit, with a particular affiliation for those most in need. This trait was reflected in his intense social work. 

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