Festival Lille Clef de Soleil

Lovro Pogorelich

Lovro Pogorelich received his first piano lessons from his father Ivan, a classical musician. At the age of twelve, Lovro began to study with the Russian pianist and pedagogue Konstantin Bogino. At thirteen, he gave his first recital with works by Schumann, Chopin, Liszt and Rachmaninov, and two years later he appeared as a soloist in the Piano Concerto of the Robert Schumann’s Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra.

Lovro has been performing regularly since 1987. He has performed in most cities in Croatia, as a soloist, and with almost every major orchestra in the country. In addition to concerts in his homeland, Lovro has also performed in France (Salle Gaveau, Palais des Festivals, Cannes), Switzerland (Kongreshaus, Zürich, Sion Festival), United Kingdom (Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room – Southbank Center , London), Italy (Teatro Bibiena, Mantova), Denmark (Tivoli and Radiohaus, Copenhagen, Louisiana, Humlebaek), Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Belgium, Finland (Kuopio Music Center), Sweden (Nybrokajen 11) , Norway, Bulgaria (Bulgaria Hall, Sofia), Canada (Walter Hall, Toronto, Montreal), Japan (Suntory Hall and Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo, Kyoto, Nagoya, Osaka),

Recent projects include the recital tour in China in October 2015 (Tianjin Grand Theater, Guangzhou Grand Theater, Suzhou Art Center, Shanghai and Beijing).
In April 2012, he toured with the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra and Mo. Zoltán Kocsis (Budapest Palace of Arts – Béla Bartók National Concert Hall, Miskolc National Theater, Kodály Széged Center, Bartók Hall Pécs, Debrezen).

The French music channel MEZZO made a documentary about the recording of its CD Liszt by Intrada, Paris, in February 2006. The CD was promoted during an excellent concert at Salle Gaveau, generating fantastic reviews. The next CD (Mussorgsky, Rachmaninov) was published in November 2008, also by Intrada. Immediately after its release, the CD became the CD of the month on the French Web portal Pianobleu.
In 1993, Lovro left for Paris, where he spent a year under the patronage of the French foundation Crédit National. During this time, he gave a number of performances and recorded a CD for the French label Lyrinx, with works by Modest Moussorgski (Pictures from an Exhibition) and Sergei Prokofiev (Sonata No. 7).
He also recorded one of the world’s first music DVDs (Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 with the Danish Odense Symphony Orchestra for DENON) and made many other recordings for Croatian, French, Dutch and G
Lovro Pogorelich teaches piano at the Zagreb Academy of Music, University of Zagreb.
He is the founder and artistic director of PagArtFestival.