Zala Kravos

Zala Kravos, born in Slovenia in 2002, came into contact with music at the age of three and received her first piano lessons at the age of five. At six, she entered the Conservatory of the City of Luxembourg, where she obtained several diplomas in piano performance and music theory. From 2012 until 2016 she studied with Maria João Pires at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Brussels and later continued with Louis Lortie. Since 2010, Zala regularly participates in master classes with internationally renowned pianists.

In 2009 and 2011, she won gold medals at Luxemburg’s Competition for Young Soloists. She is also laureate of several international competitions including the International Piano Competition of Île de France (2010), the Concours musical de France (2011), the European Piano Competition in Luxemburg (2014) and the AADGT ‘Passion of Music 2016’ Competition at New York’s Carnegie Hall. Since the age of six, Zala has made dozens of public appearances every year. She has already performed in fourteen countries, including in China and the USA. She participated in major music festivals including the Flagey Piano Days and Classissimo in Brussels, ppIANISSIMO and Piano Extravaganza in Sofia, Klassiek op het Amstelveld in Amsterdam, and the ISCM World New Music Days in Bratislava. She has given solo recitals in Belgium, China, Luxembourg, and Slovenia. She also performed more than a dozen times with orchestras in concertos by J. C. Bach, Beethoven, Berkovich, Chopin, Haydn, Mozart and Ravel. In 2013, she recorded two impromptus by Schubert and Chopin for the jubilee CD marking the 150-year anniversary of the UGDA Music Education Association of Luxembourg. This album was recorded by the fourteen-year-old Zala Kravos from 20 to 22 June 2017.