Adam Laloum

Adam Laloum is among the best French pianists of the moment. A laureate at the 2009 Clara-Haskil competition, he was proclaimed “Instrumentalist of the Year” during the 2017 edition of the “Victoires de la musique classique”, a gala held in Paris and broadcasted live on television. Moreover, he recently signed an exclusive contract with Sony Classical International, with the first CD to be issued in the spring of 2018.

Adam Laloum was born in Toulouse in 1987. He studied the piano first at his native city’s conservatory, then in Paris under Michel Béroff starting in 2002, and finally at Lyon’s Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse.

Laloum has performed with great formations including the Mariinsky Orchestra (director: Valery Gergiev), Orchestre du festival de Verbier (director: Charles Dutoit), Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France (director: Sir Roger Norrington) and Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse (director: Tugan Sokhiev). His German debut included performances with Radio-Sinfonieorchester SWR Stuttgart directed by Nicholas Milton and at Berlin’s Philharmonic Hall with Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin directed by Nicholas Collon. Moreover, Laloum has given solo performances at such famous locations as Wigmore Hall (London), Herkulessaal (Munich), Théâtre des Champs-Élysées (Paris), Palais des Beaux-Arts (Brussels) and Tonhalle (Zurich), and participated in a series of music festivals in Switzerland (Verbier, Lucerne), France (Colmar, La Roque d’Anthéron, Festival de Piano aux Jacobins, Folles Journées de Nantes) and Germany (Klavier-Festival Ruhr, Rheingau Musik Festival, Schwetzinger SWR Festspielen, Kissinger Sommer, Festspielen Mecklenburg-Vorpommern).

A passionate chamber musician, Adam Laloum founded the Les Esprits trio in 2014 together with violinist Mi-sa Yang and cellist Victor Julien-Laferrière. The ensemble has played at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and also signed an exclusive contract with Sony Classical International. Last but not least, Laloum is also the artistic director of Les Pages Musicales de Lagrasse, a chamber music festival that he founded in 2015.

Photo: © Carole Bellaïche