Adam Laloum achieved international recognition when he won First Prize at the prestigious Clara Haskil Competition in 2009. In 2017 he was voted ‘Instrumentalist of the Year’ at the Victoires de la Musique Classique.
He now appears in the world’s most prestigious concert halls and festivals, and has the opportunity to play concertos with such prestigious orchestras and conductors as the Mariinsky Orchestra and Valery Gergiev, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and Nicholas Collon (at the Berlin Philharmonie), the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and Sir Roger Norrington, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo and Alain Altinoglu, and the Luzerner Sinfonieorchester and James Gaffigan.
Following the release of a critically acclaimed first disc, a Brahms recital on the Mirare label, his second recording, devoted to Schumann, received the Diapason d’Or of the Year for 2014, the Grand Prix de l’Académie Charles Cros, ffff de Télérama, and the top award of Fono Forum magazine in Germany. Then came a Schumann/Schubert album (Mirare) and a recording of Brahms’s two piano concertos with the Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin conducted by Kazuki Yamada (Sony).
An enthusiastic chamber musician, Adam Laloum has recorded several albums with the Trio Les Esprits for Mirare. His most recent disc with the group, released on Sony, was awarded ‘The Strad Recommends’. With the clarinettist Raphaël Sévère and the cellist Victor Julien-Laferrière, he recorded Brahms’s two clarinet sonatas and Clarinet Trio (Mirare), which received a Diapason d’Or of the Year 2015 and ffff de Télérama. He also won the Diapason d’Or for a recital of music by Schumann, Schubert and Brahms with the violist Lise Berthaud, released on Aparté.
In 2015 he co-founded Les Pages Musicales de Lagrasse, a festival dedicated to the chamber music repertory, and he has been its artistic director since then.
Adam Laloum started playing the piano at the age of ten. He continued his musical studies at the Toulouse Conservatoire before entering Michel Béroff’s class at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris in 2002, followed by Géry Moutier’s class at the CNSM de Lyon. He then moved to Hamburg to study with Evgeni Koroliov, the winner of the 1977 Clara Haskil Competition.
Updated February 2020