He was born in Zaragoza in 1905, and moved to Madrid at the age of 12 to study at the conservatory in the capital. He received his first prize as a pianist in 1918, before travelling to Paris to study with Laparra. In 1927 he gave a concert in the Champs Élysées theatre in Paris to mark the centenary of the death of Beethoven. In 1935 he settled in Brussels where he became further involved in the study of composition, eventually making a name for himself in the scientific study of piano technique. In 1947 he was appointed professor at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels by the Belgian government. The auditorium in the city of his birth is named after him. He is the only Spaniard who has recorded all Beethoven's sonatas. He died in Belgium in 1986.
National Music Award from the Ministry of Culture (1984)
Aragon Award for Arts and Letters