Born in Poland in 1938 and educated in Warsaw, Paris, Hannover and Brussels, Piotr Lachert has been living in Pescara, Italy since 1991. He was one of today’s foremost European postmodern composers and passed away on 18 Septembre 2018 in Pescara.
Earning Master Degrees in piano and chamber music, Piotr Lachert was a prize winner at the First Paderewski piano competition in 1961 and is a recognized authority in music education. In Italy alone more than 700 students have attended his courses. His Méthode Créative was presented at the International Congresses of ISME (International Society for Music Education) in Montreal and Sydney, and at the European Piano Teachers Association in Berlin, Antwerp, Rome and numerous other places.
Piotr Lachert co-founded the Théâtre Européen de Musique Vivante! in Brussels which he directed for 20 years and with which he toured Europe, Iran and Korea. He has organized several contemporary music festivals and piano competitions for children and students. He has also juried numerous international competitions.
Piotr Lachert’s compositions include several musical theatre pieces, over 700 pedagogical piano music studies, instrumental solo pieces including 29 sonates, chamber music, orchestral music, a ballet and an opera. His music is performed throughout Europe, the U.S. and Japan, in countless festivals and contemporary music concerts.
He is one of the historic founders of the New Consonant Music.