Val Kravos

Val Kravos was born in August 2004, also in Slovenia. He started with private piano lessons at the age of four. At six, he was admitted at the Conservatory of the City of Luxembourg where he has been studying piano performance with Marco Kraus, Nicolas Marzinotto and Kae Shiraki and also music theory, including harmony, counterpoint and musical analysis. He regularly participates in workshops and master classes in Europe.

From 2018 to 2020 he studied simultaneously at the Musica Mundi School in Belgium, a special school for gifted young musicians from all over the world, where his professor was the French pianist Jacques Rouvier. He quit this Cambridge certified school after passing the IGCSE exams and has just passed A-level exams as a private candidate. He continues his music studies in Luxembourg and in Belgium with the pianist Sylvia Thereza, former assistant of Maria João Pires.

Since the age of six, he has been regularly performing solo and with orchestra and has already played in thirteen countries, including China. From a very early age, he has been performing a repertoire for piano duet and duo with his elder sister Zala. More recently, he started to play chamber music with other instrumentalists. In November 2018, he participated as the only pianist together with outstanding young musicians from Austria, Luxembourg, Germany and Switzerland in a series of concerts in Luxembourg, including the closing concert of the 35th Luxembourg Competition for Young Soloists. In 2020 – despite the pandemic – he was able to perform in Vienna, at the 51st Sofia Music Weeks International Festival in Bulgaria and in a recital in Lviv (Ukraine). From 2021, he has played in several concerts (solo, piano duet and duo or with orchestra) in Belgium, England, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and Slovenia.

He won the First Prize by unanimous decision of the jury at the ‘Steinway – Prodige Art 2016’ competition in Luxembourg. At the Luxembourg Competition for Young Soloists, he won gold medals by unanimous decision and with high commendation from the jury plus the special SACEM prize in 2016 and 2017 and the same distinctions at the 2019 European Competition for Young Soloists plus a special prize by the Radio 100,7. He is also a laureate of three international competitions for children in France and Belgium.