A rising star on the piano, Lorenzo Soulès has won many prizes and travels worldwide performing with some of the top orchestras.
Lorenzo Soulès was born in Lyon to a family of musicians and started the piano when he was just three years old. He graduated at the age of twelve from the Conservatoire Régional de Paris (in the class of Olivier Gardon), having won a great number of prizes. Choosing not to follow the usual itinerary (CNSDM in Paris), Soulès continued his studies with Pierre- Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich, who were both professors in Cologne, a city that he moved to at the age of thirteen. During the same period, he took lessons with Alicia de Larrocha with whom he worked on the complete Iberia and Albéniz.
In 2012, he swept the awards at the 67th Geneva Competition, winning first prize, ‘Coup de Coeur Breguet’ prize, ‘Audience’ prize,‘Young Audience’ prize and ‘Air France KLM’ prize. The ‘Coup de Coeur’ prize gave him the opportunity to record his first CD, which appeared under the label Nascor, with works by Mozart (Concerto No. 24 with the Geneva Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Simon Gaudenz), Beethoven, Brahms and Scriabin. Performances include appearances at the Zurich Tonhalle, Victoria Hall and Grand Théâtre in Geneva, Radio France in Weimar, as well as at different festivals such as Aldeburgh, Davos, Les Haudères, Périgord Noir, Klavier-Festival Ruhr, Flâneries Musicales de Reims and Les Solistes à Bagatelle.