The composer and violinist Miguel Marqués y García is the namesake and inspiration for our Miguel Marqués building in the center of Palma de Mallorca.
Marqués was born in Palma de Mallorca as the son of a chocolate manufacturer on 20 May 1843 and showed his exceptional musical talent at a young age. He achieved his breakthrough on the international stage in 1861 as a violinist at the Paris Conservatoire during his studies. There he began his career as a composer together with Hector Berlioz and, after a brief stopover in Mallorca, he moved on to Madrid. There he completed his studies, played the violin, taught music, and composed symphonies.
In 1894, he returned to his home in Palma de Mallorca. He succeeded in combining Mallorcan tradition with international modernity in his music in an extraordinary and unique way. In his spirit, we also combine Mallorcan and international architecture as well as tradition and modernity in our beautiful city of Palma de Mallorca in this building.