The French pianist Lorenzo Soulès was born in Lyon within a family of musicians and started the piano at the early age of three. Aged 9, he entered the Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris CRR in the class of Olivier Gardon, before continuing his studies with Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, where he graduated with distinction. Between 2006 and 2009, he took lessons with Alicia de Larrocha with whom he worked on the complete Iberia cycle by Albeniz.
It was in 2012, at 20 years old, that he decided to enter his first international competition, choosing to participate in the Geneva International Music Competition. Just as discreet in everyday life as he is a sensitive and inspired musician, he obtained absolute unanimity from the jury and the audience, winning First Prize, but also nearly all special prizes: “Coup de Coeur Breguet” Prize, Audience Prize, Young Audience Prize and “Air France KLM” Prize. The “Coup de Coeur” Prize, awarded by renowned Swiss watchmaker Breguet, gave him the opportunity to record his first CD (Nascor, Nov. 2012 – Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Scriabine). The recording received positive reviews and was awarded a ffff by Telerama and selected as « Le Choix de France Musique ».
Very involved in modern and contemporary repertoire, Lorenzo Soulès is regularly invited by contemporary ensembles and festivals (IRCAM-Paris, Louis Vuitton Foundation, Verso Traiettorie, Southbank Centre London, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon and the Messiaen festival in La Meje).
During the 2021/2022 season, he will perform the Iberia cycle at the Klavierfestival-Ruhr, at the Taipei National Concert Hall and at the Südwestrundfunk SWR, as well as the Ligeti piano concerto with the Lemanic Modern Ensemble under the direction of Pierre Bleuse.
Photo (c) JB. Millot
2022 Prizes :
1rst Prize BEG Ingénierie – Blanche Selva
Orléans Music Conservatory Prize
Edison Denisov Prize