About him
About his playing

... His introvert and concentrated approach to piano is very peculiar. His anschlag has the strength and his playing the format

... Lovro is really the lion at the piano ...

E. Hvidt, Kristelight Dagblad, Copenhagen, 1995
Lovro POGORELICH (1970) received his first piano lessons from his father Ivan, a classically trained musician. At the age of twelve Lovro began studying with the Russian pianist and pedagogue Konstantin Bogino. Upon turning thirteen, he gave his first recital featuring works by Schumann, Chopin, Liszt and Rachmaninov, and two years later he appeared as a soloist in the Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto with Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra.
Lovro has been performing regularly since 1987. He has thus played in most of the cities in Croatia, as a soloist, and with almost all the bigger orchestras in the country. Besides concerts in his homeland, Lovro has also performed in France (Salle Gaveau, Paris; Palais des Festivals, Cannes), Switzerland (Kongreshaus, Zürich; Festival Sion), UK (Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room – Southbank Centre, London), Italy (Teatro Bibiena, Mantova), Denmark (Tivoli and Radiohaus, Copenhagen, Louisiana, Humlebaek), Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Belgium, Finland (Kuopio Music Centre), Sweden (Nybrokajen 11), Norway, Bulgaria (Bulgaria Hall, Sofia), Canada (Walter Hall, Toronto; Montreal), Japan (Suntory Hall and Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo; Kyoto, Nagoya, Osaka), Russia (Shostakovich Grand Philharmonic Hall, St. Petersburg, Moscow International House of Music and Gnessins' Academy Music Hall, Perm, Tomsk) and USA (Lincoln Centre – Alice Tully Hall, New York; Washington D.C.), Slovenia (Cankarjev dom), Bosnia-Herzegovina (Sarajevo and Mostar), Montenegro (Kotor, Podgorica), Serbia (NOMUS 2000, 2004, 2010, Kolarac and Sava Centar, Belgrade), Macedonia (Skopje), both as a soloist and with different orchestras.
Among recent project was China recital tour in October 2015 (Tianjin Grand Theatre, Guangzhou Grand Theatre, Suzhou Art Centre, Shanghai and Beijing).
In April 2012 he made a tour with Hungarian National Philharmonic and Mo. Zoltán Kocsis (Budapest Palace of Arts-Béla Bartók National Concert Hall, National Theatre Miskolc, Kodály Centre Széged, Bartók Hall Pécs, Debrezen).
French music TV channel MEZZO made a documentary on the recording of his CD Liszt by Intrada, Paris, in February 2006. The CD was later promoted at an excellent concert at the Salle Gaveau, generating fantastic reviews. Next CD (Moussorgski, Rachmaninov) was releised in November 2008, also by Intrada. Immediately upon 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-long stint under the patronage of the French Crédit National foundation; during that time he gave a number of performances and recorded a CD for the French label Lyrinx, featuring works by Modest Mussorgsky (Pictures at an Exhibition) and Sergei Prokofiev (Sonata No. 7).
He has also recorded one of the first musical DVDs in the world (Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 with the Danish Odense Symphony Orchestra for DENON) and has made numerous other recordings for the Croatian, French, Dutch and Danish radio stations.
Lovro Pogorelich teaches piano at the Zagreb Music Academy, University of Zagreb.
He is the founder and art director of the PagArtFestival.