Adam Laloum


“Listen to Adam Laloum caress the gentle return of the main theme at the end of the A major Sonata’s first movement and you know you’re in the hands of a Schubertian with breathtaking tonal sensitivity. Listen to the storm erupt in the B section of the second movement and you know he’s also got sufficient reserves of power and the ability to unleash it without roughening the sound of his instrument. He’s a painstaking musician as well: the large-scale architecture seems rigorously thought out, every detail scrupulously considered. When you add to that his unerring technique, his tactful elasticity of phrasing (the opening section of the first Moment is especially luxurious) and his unfailing textural clarity, you have a rewarding contribution to the Schubert discography. (…)”
Gramophone 2024 – Author: Peter J Rabinowitz

Adam Laloum received an international recognition by winning 1st Prize at the prestigious Clara Haskil Piano Competition. In 2017, he won the Victoires de la Musique in the category “Instrumentalist of the Year”.

Adam has the opportunity to perform in concerto with some prestigious orchestras and conductors such as the Mariinsky Orchestra/Valery Gergiev, the Orchestre de Paris/Cornelius Meister, the Deutsches Sinfonieorchester Berlin/Nicholas Collon at the Berlin Philharmonie, the Orchestre National de France/Andris Poga, the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne/Joshua Weilerstein at the Festival de Saint-Denis, the Orchestre National de Belgique/Hugh Wolf, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France/Sir Roger Norrington, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo/Alain Altinoglu, the Orchestre National de Lyon/Gabor Takacs-Nagy, the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège/John Neschling, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande/Jonathan Nott, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg/Jesus Lopez-Cobos, the Luzerner Sinfonieorchester/James Gaffigan, the Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse/Joseph Swensen, the KBS Symphony Orchestra/Yoël Levy, the Orchestre National de Bordeaux/Jaime Martin, the WDR Orchestra of Stuttgart, etc.

Adam Laloum is the guest of the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Wigmore Hall, Herkulessaal de Munich, Tonhalle Zürich, Auditorium du Louvre, Piano à Lyon, Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux, Grand Théâtre d’Avignon, Société Chopin de Bern, Palais des Beaux-arts de Bruxelles, Bilbao, Japon. He performs at the Klavier-Festival-Ruhr, Verbier Festival, Lucerne Festival, Festival de la Roque d’Anthéron, SWR Schwetzinger Festspiele, Festival de la Chaise-Dieu, Folles Journées de Nantes, Festival de Colmar, Menton Festival, Festival du Périgord Noir, Festival Piano aux Jacobins, Lille Piano Festival, Festival de Pâques de Deauville, Zermatt Festival, Bad Kissingen Festival, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, etc…

After a first album with Brahms works (Mirare), Adam Laloum recorded another one dedicated to Schumann: Humoresque op.20 and the Sonata n°1, op.11. This recording has received the « Diapason d’or of the year 2014 », the « Grand Prix de l’Académie Charles Cros », « ffff » of Télérama and 5 stars by Fono Forum in Germany. Adam Laloum then released a CD devoted to Schumann/Schubert (Mirare), and the Two Brahms piano Concertos with the Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin under Kazuki Yamada (Sony Music Worldwide, 2018). His last recording, released in 2020 for the label Harmonia Mundi and dedicated to two Schubert Sonatas, has been acclaimed by critics.

A very fine and passionate chamber music partner Adam Laloum founded a piano trio – Trio les Esprits – with the cellist Victor Julien-Laferrière and the violinist Mi-sa Yang. Their last recording (Sony Music Worldwide) has received The Strad « Recommends ». His chamber music recording (Brahms both clarinet Sonatas and Trio with clarinet) with clarinettist Raphaël Sévère and cellist Victor Julien-Laferrière also received a Diapason d’or and ffff in Télérama. With the violist Lise Berthaud, he released an album devoted to Schumann, Schubert and Brahms, which received a Diapason d’or.

He is the artistic director of the festival “Les Pages Musicales de Lagrasse” since 2015, a festival dedicated to the chamber music repertoire.

Adam Laloum starts the piano at the age of 10 and makes his musical studies at the Toulouse Conservatory, before starting at the Paris National Conservatoire in 2002 in the class of Michel Béroff. During his scholarship, Adam met and attended master classes of such personalities as Dmitri Bashkirov or Paul Badura-Skoda. He received his Diploma in June 2006 and continued at the Lyon CNSM in Géry Moutier’s class. He then joined the class of Evgeni Koroliov in Hamburg who is himself 1st Prize Clara Haskil 1977.


“On recordings, these emotional kaleidoscopes are the privilege of a few elected : Vladimir Horowitz, Claudio Arrau. Today Adam Laloum.”
ffff Télérama – Gilles Macassar – 29/09/2013


“The ineffable piano of this artist carries within him this song, this bit of madness, and the nostalgia that signed the unique art of Guiomar Novaes, Vladimir Horowitz , Clara Haskil, Wilhelm Kempff and a few others, including Catherine Collard, who was the queen of this repertoire (…) ”
Diapason d’Or – Diapason, Alain Lompech – October 2013


“Without a doubt, the way Laloum led his audience through this incredible ” Garden Fantasy “of musical colors and sensual impressions, was the peak of the evening and one of the highlights of the Munich concert season. Truly masterful! ”
Süddeutsche Zeitung – Recital Herkulessaal, Munich 2015

*****”All Schubert is there – in these oscillations between major and minor keys, these swings punctuated with silences, these confidences blown in your ear. He pierces the depths of a less serene music than it seems : this sudden modulation – as a cry! – in the second Moment Musical, or these insistent chords in the fifth, played not too fast, with a certain weight. The 6th Moment musical is disarmingly candid. A great Schubert. “

Time, Julian Sykes – Lucerne Festival 2013


“It is a real emotional journey, very enlightening and very addictive when it is as well.performed ”
Altamusica Gerard Manoni – Auditorium du Louvre in 2013