Lorenzo Soules, France (2014)

Born in Lyon in 1992, Lorenzo Soulès studied piano from the age of three. He joined the Saint-Malo Conservatory at five years old and subsequently, in 2001, the Paris CNR Conservatoire Supérieur where in 2005 he obtained a Diploma in Music Studies with distinction in Piano, Musical Training, Musical Analysis and Chamber Music. In 2005, he continued his musical training at the Cologne Hochschule für Musik und Tanz (Germany) with Pierre-Laurent Aimard. etween 2006 and 2009, Lorenzo took lessons with Alicia de Larrocha with whom he worked on the entire Ibéria by Albeniz. He has taken master classes with Jean-Claude Pennetier, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Leon Fleisher and Dmitri Bashkirov, amongst others. In 2004, he won the Piano Campus Competition in Pontoise. Two years later, he received the Ravel Prize in the context of the Saint-Jean de Luz Ravel Academy and in 2009, the Gen Re Special Prize.

He won the First Prize, the special Breguet Coup de Cœur prize, the People’s Choice Award, the special “Young Audience” prize, and the special Air France KLM prize at the 67th Geneva International Music Competition in 2012.