Xavier Puig was born in Cervera (Lleida) in 1973; he started his studies of piano and violin at Cervera's Music Conservatory; later he extended his formation at Badalona's Professional Conservatory, where he earned a BA in harmony, counterpoint, composition and orchestration, under the teaching of M.A.Hurtado, M.Roger, B.Casablancas and J.Soler.
At the same time, Puig is introduced to choral conducting at the Lleida's International Courses of Choral Conducting by maestros Josep Prats, Johan Duijck, Laszlo Heltay and Jordi Casas (1990-94). He also receives a masterclass from professor Eric Ericson, organised by Fundació la Caixa. He goes on with his formation as choral conductor at the European Courses of Conducting, under the teaching of professor Pierre Cao at Catalonia (1996-98), and at the Academie International de Pontarlier (France) (1997-98).
Puig also studies orchestral conducting under the teaching of maestro Salvador Mas at Barcelona'`s High Conservatory (1994-95) and at Wiener Meisterkurs (Vienna, 1999). On 1999, he is accepted at Vienna's Universität für Musik und Darstelende Kunst, where he studied Musikleitung, specialised in orchestral conducting, under the teaching of professors Leopold Hager, Yuji Yuassa, Günther Theuring and Howard Arman, among others, for 3 years. On March 2001, he earned the Erste Diplom of this prestigious centre.
On March 2002, Puig obtained the vacant of Assistant Conductor at J.O.N.D.E. (Spanish Youth National Orchestra), down to 2004; on 2002, he conducted this ensemble in a summer tour at Schleswig-Holstein Festival, at Berliner Konzerthaus, and at Auditorio de León. Later (2005) he conducted the JONDE in a recording of Spanish music, with works by Esplà and Gómez.
On July 2003, he obtained the position of Assistant Conductor of Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya (OBC), down to July 2005. They recorded different works by Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Britten for TV broadcasting.
Nowadays Puig is conductor of Cor de Cambra de l'Auditori "Enric Granados" de Lleida (since 2002) and Coral Ginesta of Cervera. With the Cor de Cambra "Enric Granados", he has performed most of the classical choral and orchestral repertoire. On 2002, he also founded the Opera de tres rals, an opera chamber company, in order to perform small format operas. He has also conducted Murtra Ensemble, dedicated to 20th century music.
Puig has been guest conductor invited by Spanish National Orchestra, RTVE Orchestra and Choir, Pablo Sarasate Orchestra (Pamplona, Navarra), Spanish Youth National Orchestra, Orchestra of Granada, Orchestra of Extremadura, Andorra Classical National Orchestra, Orchestra of Córdoba, Catalan Barroque Orchestra, Vienna's «Kaleidoscop der Nationen», Orquestra Simfònica Julià Carbonell-Terres de Lleida, Camerata XXI Orchestra (Tarragona, Catalonia), and holds a close relationship with Orquestra de GironarquestraO, Terrassa48 Orchestra and Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès (OSV). He regularly conducts OSV's Holy Week and Easter Concerts Tour.
At pedagogical level, Puig teaches orchestral conducting at Esmuc (Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya). He has been guest conductor to youth orchestras such as JORCAM (Joven Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid), the orchestras from Canary Islands, Musikene, Badajoz and Tarragona Conservatoires, as well as the Trobada de Joves Orquestres d'Igualada, and the Jove Orquestra de la Diputació de Tarragona. He has been teaching at FCEC and FESTCAT Choral Conducting Courses, at Cervera International Course and Terrassa Orchestral Conducting Course.
He has recorded CDs with religious music by Mompou and Blancafort, the first violin and oboe concerto by Joan Manén, among others. He has also recorded some TV3 programs on classical music. He has been founder and artistic director of Cervera Easter Festival since 2011, dedicated to Catalan classical music, specially to rediscovering and promoting native composers.