Biography Duo Sinossi

Duo Sinossi

Lorenzo Cossi
has been recently internationally acclaimed as one of the five finalists at the Honens

International Piano Competition in Calgary, Canada.

His performance of the Brahms first Piano Concerto in D minor with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Roberto Minczuk received a standing ovation at the beautiful Jack Singer Concert Hall.

The Cincinnati Enquirer wrote “Cossi’s technique and command of sonority were simply stunning. He produced lush, orchestral sounds and performed amazing feats, but always with a refined touch”.

Lorenzo was born in Trieste, Italy, and completed his studies at the local Conservatory, under the guideance of Giuliana Gulli, sister of the beloved violinist Franco Gulli.

His musical education has been developed with other important artists, such as Nino Gardi, Elisso Virsaladze, Joaquìn Achùcarro, William Grant Naborè and Jerome Lowenthal.

He had the opportunity to study at the International Piano Academy “Lake Como” and the “Accademia Chigiana” in Siena.

In 2011 he was one of the ten pianists selected worldwide to take part to the Music Academy of the West summer Festival in Santa Barbara, California.

His repertoire ranges from the baroque era to contemporary music, with a special interest for Jazz and many other styles.

Lorenzo has always been fascinated by chamber music, and he collaborates with many important musicians (he played with cellist Johannes Moser, violinist Federico Agostini and Geoff Nuttal, soprano Amanda Roocroft).

In particular, he regularely plays with cellist Marianna Sinagra, a partnership dating back to 2009.

The Sinagra-Cossi Duo recently won third prize at the “V. Gui” International Chamber Music Competition in Firenze, one of the most important competitions of this kind.

A prize winner of the “Rina Sala Gallo competition” in Monza, the “G. Pecar” competition in Gorizia and many others, Lorenzo was twice finalist at the prestigious International “F. Busoni” Piano competition in Bolzano.

In November 2014 he performed Scriabin’s masterpiece Prometheus (Poem of Fire) in Luxembourg with the Luxembourg Philharmonie conducted by Emilio Pomarico.

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