Born in 1950 in Barcelona, in the bosom of a family of deep-rooted musical tradition. As great-grandson of the famous tenor Francisco Viñas, he studied piano in his city at the Marshall Academy, directed by Alicia de Larrocha. Licensed in business, economics and art history, he has combined his career with a resolute dedication to the promotion of the musical culture, especially as promoter of the international singing competition, held every year in Barcelona which takes the name of his illustrious great-grandfather. He often gives lectures and masterclasses and has collaborated as a musical critic in specialized magazines. He has been a jury member in many international competitions, such as the Voci Verdiane of Busseto and the Competitions of Munich, Bilbao, Varallo Sesia, Sophia, Marseille; auditions of the Sullivan Foundation of New York, Elena Obraztsova in Saint Petersburg and Ferruccio Tagliavini in Graz. He has always  been committed to the promotion of new voices.