Adam Laloum

French pianist (born 1987, Toulouse)

Adam Laloum, a French pianist born in 1987, won the Clara Haskil prize and the Public Prize in the 2009 Clara Haskil International Piano Competition. His first disc, devoted entirely to Brahms, was released in early 2011. The following year, he was nominated for the Victoires de la Musique classique awards in the category "new instrumental soloist of the year".

After training in his home town's Conservatory, Adam Laloum was admitted to the CNSMD (the Paris Conservatory) at the age of 15 to study under Michel BeroffDenis Pascal and Eric Le Sage. He also worked with Jean-Claude PennetierDaria HovoraJean MouillèreChristian Ivaldi and Vladimir Mendelssohn, studied chamber music with Claire Désert and Ami Flammer, and took masterclasses with Dmitri Bashkirov and Paul Badura-Skoda. Later, he was admitted to the advanced cycle at the Lyon Conservatory to study under Géry Moutier, also working with Evgueni Koroliov in Hamburg.

With violinist Mi-Sa Yang and cellist Victor Julien-Laférierre, Adam Laloum formed a piano trio named the "Trio les Esprits". He has played chamber music, given recitals and performed with an orchestra at the Folles journées de Nantes, in Stuttgart with the SWR Sinfonieorchester, at the Klavier Ruhr Festival, at the Festival de Verbier and at La Roque-d’Anthéron.

Six landmark dates in the life of Adam Laloum:

  • 1997 : began the piano at the age of 10
  • 2002 : entered the Paris Conservatory
  • 2007 : took part in the Académie Maurice Ravel and won the Maurice Ravel prize
  • 2009 : won the Clara Haskil prize and the Public Prize in the Clara Haskil International Piano Competition
  • 2011 : first CD, devoted to Brahms, released by Mirare
  • 2012 : nominated for the 2012 Victoires de la Musique classique in the category "new instrumental soloist of the year"    

Biography compiled from Radio France Documentation, September 2013