Lovro Pogorelich (Lovro Pogorelich) |
Lovro Pogorelic was born in Belgrade in 1970. He began to study music under the guidance of his father, and then continued his studies with the famous Russian pianist and teacher Konstantin Bogino. In 1992 he graduated from the Zagreb Academy of Music. At the age of 13, he gave his first solo concert, and two years later appeared as a soloist in Schumann’s Piano Concerto and Orchestra. Since 1987 he has been active in concerts in Croatia, France (Palace of Festivals in Cannes), Switzerland (Congresshaus in Zurich), Great Britain (Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Hall in London), Austria (Besendorfer Hall) in Vienna), Canada (Walter Hall in Toronto), Japan (Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Kyoto), USA (Lincoln Center in Washington) and other countries.
A significant place in the pianist’s repertoire is occupied by works by Russian composers – Rachmaninov, Scriabin, Prokofiev. A recording of “Pictures at an Exhibition” by Mussorgsky and Prokofiev’s Sonata No. 7 was published on CD by Lyrinks in 1993. Later, Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 accompanied by Odense Symfoniorkester (Denmark) under the direction of Eduard Serov was recorded and released on DVD by Denon. Currently, recordings of the Sonata in B minor, the Ballade in B minor and other works by Liszt are being prepared for publication. In 1996, the film “Lovro Pogorelić” was filmed on Croatian television. Since 1998, the pianist has been a professor at the Zagreb Academy of Music. Since 2001 he has been teaching at the Lovro Pogorelić Summer Piano School in Koper (Slovenia). He is the founder and artistic director of the international music festival on the island of Pag (Croatia).