Born in Barcelona in 1960, Xavier Coll studied guitar entitled to the Conservatory of Music in Barcelona. Later he attended several Master Classes with Jose Tomas, David Russell, Manuel Barrueco and Leo Brouwer.
He has also studied historical instruments (theorbo, viola, baroque guitar, etc.), early music and continuo with Rolf Lislevand, Hopkinson Smith and Jordi Savall.
He has won in various competitions (first prize at the IV Contest of Interpretation ONCE 89, Second Prize and Special Jury Prize at the XXVIII International Competition Maria Canals in Barcelona, Special Prize for best interpretation of Spanish music in the X Prize International guitar Foundation of Guerrero, etc.)..
He has given concerts all over Spain, France, Italy, England, Switzerland, Russia, Czech Republic, Romania, the United States, Central America, South America and Egypt, especially with his duo with flautist Montserrat Gascón with whom he recorded six CDs to date. He also recorded a CD with music by Fernando Sor with mezzo-soprano Margarida Lladó and he has participated in the recording of Joaquin Rodrigo's complete work by EMI.
He teaches at the Escola Luthier of Barcelona and the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC - High Music School of Catalonia).
The Tango is a modern tango on the lines of those of Piazzolla. In contrast to the tango, which is so related to the poor areas of Buenos Aires, the chacarera is rural. As this music is strongly rooted in popular music, the performer can adapt it according to his/her creativity, always bearing in mind the essential nature of each of the pieces.