Laurent Lamy, pianist, composer and teacher, started play the piano with Laurent Cabasso and has, through study with the Polish pianist Barbara Halska, acquired a distillation of the piano traditions of Clara Schumann, Busoni, Liszt and Chopin which she inherited from her teachers Jerzy Żurawlew (founder of the Chopin Piano Competition of Warsaw) and Tatyana Nikolayeva.
Laurent Lamy appears as a soloist and plays with such performers as violinists Andrzej Krawiec and Guy Comentale, cellists Martín Menking and Damien Ventula, singers Halina Lumkowska, Bernarda Fink, Marie Gautrot, Adreas Jäggi, guitarist Jacques Marmoud, pianist Lech Napierala, flautist Mario Carbotta, actors Francis Facon, Marie-Christine Barrault and conductors Bernard Le Monnier and Makoto Suehiro.
Laurent Lamy is also a composer. He is the author of about fifty pieces for various instruments and chamber music. His pieces Esquisse dansée and Pantomimes were choreographed and danced by Guy Tel (formerly soloist with the Flanders Ballet). The 2012 European Nuits des Musées at the Château-Musée in Dieppe was given over to performances retrospectiv of his works.
Laurent Lamy although gives master classes in France and Poland. He is artistic director of the international festival Musique à Varengeville and is a member of the jury at several piano competitions: Franco-Chinese, Paris-Canton, Pietro Montani... He has played in prestigious concerts in honour of Czeslaw Milosz (Nobel Prize for Literature), for Lutoslawski’s 80th birthday, the 100th birthday of the American pianist Mieczysław Horszowski. He has recently taken part in the filming of Submergence by Wim Wenders with Alicia Vikander and James McAvoy, written a commentary on the works of Antonin Orlowski published by Les Amis de Flaubert et de Maupassant, createn in 2007 an unpublished and unfinished sonata for piano and cello by Camille Saint-Saëns. He is now recording the piano works of Ignace Krzyżanowski for the Acte Préalable label, a world first.
Laurent Lamy’s repertoire includes the major part of the Schumann's works and the complete works of Chopin, Debussy and Beethoven.
languages spoken: french, polish, english, italian
Laurent Lamy is an extraordinarily interesting performer... His exceptional sensitivity and a truly artistic temperament are evident... His interpretations bear the mark of creative thought…
Tadeusz Gadzina (1st violin, Wilanow String Quartet)
A beautiful work (describing the Partita for violin and piano) … distinguished writing
Dominique Preschez (composer and writer)
Something of a wonder of a disc that includes pleasures and treasures from a Chopin disciple.
A happy discovery. Krzyzanowski adds a touch of straight classicism and stylishness to his master Chopin. It is all shown to admirable effect by L.L. with great precision and feeling – not too much, just the right amount.
The French pianist L.L plays this music with masterful elegance and great sensitivity. Arkadiusz Jedrasik
In this remarkable anthology, L.L. shows off these piano miniatures sometimes with brilliance, sometimes nostalgia, applying a wealth of style, a great sense of drama, emotion, and structure. A fine tribute to Polish music by a French pianist.