Director of KNS Classical, Spain
Steinway Artist Carles Lama was born and grew in Girona (Catalonia, Spain) and
obtained the Superior Degree at the Liceu Conservatory, in Barcelona.
He continued his musical training in Paris, at the Ecole Normale de Musique "Alfred
Cortot" and in the United States, at the University of Harford, Connecticut. He has
also worked 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: London City
Chamber Orchestra, Orquestra Simfonica de Sao Paulo, Orchestre de
Chambre du Namurois, Tokio Chamber Orchestra, Malaysia Philarmonic
Recording artist of the label KNS Classical, he also recorded for RNE, Catalunya
Musica, Radio France, BBC London and Classic FM Australia.
Since 1987 he is part of the renowned “Carles & Sofia piano duo”, with his wife
Sofia Cabruja, with whom they have played around the world, including venues like
Carnegie Hall, Kolarac Memorial Hall or Teatro Solís, among others. They
have been praised by public and critics alike as one of the best piano duos in the
world. In 2012, coinciding with their 25th anniversary, they have been recognized
as Steinway Artists.
Carles has often been invited to conduct Master-Class in Spain, Italy, Belgium,
Greece, Portugal, Germany, China, Singapore and United States and he acts as a
mentor of many young talented artists.
In April of 2001, he received an honorary distinction from UNICEF. It was
presented to him by Her Royal Highness Margarita de Borbon, in recognition of his
humanitarian effort in benefit of the needy children of the world.
More recently, in 2017 Carles and Sofia were awarded with
the European Medal of Merit in the Work by the European Association of
Economy and Competitiveness and with the Golden Star for the Professional
Excellence by the Institute for the Professional Excellence.
In 2018 they received the Gold European Cross from the Fomento Europeo
Foundation for their professional career, always committed with social needs, he founded together with Sofia,
Concerts4Good, Music on a Mission, a project that promotes solidarity through
the emotional power of music.