Carles Lama (Spain)
Carles Lama was born and grew up in the city of Girona, Spain. There, in the same city, he obtained the Diploma of Professional in piano from the Conservatory Isaac Albéniz and later the Superior degree at the Liceu Music Conservatory in Barcelona.
He continued his musical training in Paris, with Aquiles delle Vigne, at theÉcole Normale de Musique “Alfred Cortot” and in the United States with Luiz de Moura Castro. He obtained scholarships and won the Talent Award from the Hartt School of Music (University of Hartford in Connecticut).
Throughout his trajectory, he has participated in numerous finishing courses in different locations in Europe and in the United States. This has given him the opportunity to work with some of the most prestigious pianists, such as Alicia de Larrocha, Boris Berman, Murray Perahia or Claude Frank, among others.
His international career as a pianist, has led him around Europe, America and Asia. He regularly performs in world capitals such as Paris, London, Madrid, Brussels, Rome, Barcelona, Milan, Prague, Belgrade, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Buenos Aires, Montevideo and others.
He has played as soloist with many orchestras, among them: Orquestra de Cambra de l’Empordà, Conjunt Orquestral de Girona, London City Chamber Orchestra, Orquestra Simfònica de Sao Paulo, Orchestre de Chambre du Namurois, Tokio Chamber Orchestra and Malaysia Philarmonic Orchestra.
He has made numerous musical recordings for the music companies Ars Harmonica and KNS-classical and also recorded for RNE, Catalunya Música, Radio France, BBC London and Classic FM Australia. Since 1987 he has a duet of piano four hands with his wife Sofia Cabruja. He has often been invited to conduct Master-Class in Spain, Italy, Belgium, Greece, China and Singapore. In April of 2001, he received an honorary distinction from UNICEF. It was presented to him by Her Royal Highness Margarita de Borbón, in recognition of his humanitarian effort in benefit of the needy children of the world.