Lorenzo Adamo is a pianist who comes from Milan, Italy. He is twenty years old and, throughout his whole life, he has been passionate about classical music. The profound connection he feels to his instrument originated when Lorenzo was only four years old: his grandmother used to play the piano for him every time he visited her, and he remembers listening very carefully to each sound, melody and piece, asking her infinite questions regarding the instrument and the music she played. On that same year, Lorenzo asked his parents to allow him to take piano lessons, and his journey as a musician began.
The young teacher Katya Genghini taught him the basics of the piano and helped him achieve the first results, such as – among the others - winning the first prize in the “Musica in luce” Competition in 2009 (with concert at the Teatro dal Verme of Milan), the second prize in the “American Protegé” in 2011 (with concert at the Carnegie Hall of New York) and the first absolute prize in the “Oleggio” Competition in 2012. Recognising his constantly growing passion and devotion to the instrument, in 2013 she encouraged him to apply to the Conservatory “G. Verdi” of Milan, where he got accepted in the class of Professor Silvia Rumi. Five years later, in February 2019, Lorenzo graduated with first class honors, with a dissertation on Franz Schubert and his Piano Sonatas. He has always been particularly interested in receiving a culturally diverse and internationally comprehensive training: in 2018, him and his Trio were selected to represent Italy at the Kyoto International Music Festival in Japan. In 2019, after winning the first prize both in the “Riviera della Versilia” Competition and the first prize in the “Premio Rancati” Competition, he was determined to continue his studies in the multicultural and world-leading Royal College of Music in London. Lorenzo got accepted to study on the Master of Performance course with Professor Norma Fisher in September 2019.
Last year, he also started studying privately with Maestro Alexander Romanovsky, who will now be his Professor at the RCM together with Professor Fisher. In 2020, participating in live and online competitions in different countries, he won the first prize in the “International Krainev Competition”, the semi-finalist prize in the “Virtualoso Competition for young artists”, the second prize in the “W.A. Mozart Competition of Lugano” and the third prize in the “Rising Stars Online Competition of Berlin”.
In October 2021, Lorenzo was selected to be the accompanist of the “Stauffer Center for Strings” in Cremona. Since then, he has worked with renowned musicians, such as: Volkhard Steude, Olga Volkova, Julian Rachlin, Sarah McElravy, Avi Avital and Vesko Eschkenazy.
Presently, Lorenzo is one of the artists supported by the charity “Talent Unlimited”, that offers financial support and concert opportunities to talented musicians who need help in developing their careers.