Actively engaged in the performance of contemporary music, Lorenzo Meo regularly premieres works written expressly for and dedicated to him. As a particularly renowned interpreter of Estonian composer Jaan Rääts, he recorded his piano works for the albums “Boundaries” (2005) and “The E.P.M. Project” (2009). His discography includes, beside the previously mentioned compositions of Jaan Rääts, recordings of works by Hilding Rosenberg, Erkki-Sven Tüür, Arnold Schoenberg, and Toru Takemitsu, alongside several recordings of works of 21st Century Composers.
As a chamber musician he performed with various ensembles and interpreters. From 2000 to 2005, he played in an acclaimed duo with violist Antonello Farulli. His activity with electroacoustic composer Luigi Pizzaleo has been of particular interest, ranging over a wide variety of productions for piano and live electronics, from 20th Century repertoire to improvisation and multimedia projects. Since 2014, Lorenzo Meo has been collaborating as a duo with Ukrainian violinist Anastasiya Petryshak, performing a wide range of repertoire.
Beside his career as a performer, Lorenzo Meo is also active as a composer of chamber and orchestral works, electroacoustic, acousmatic and theatre music. His works are currently performed in Italy and abroad in several notable festivals and concert venues, including the Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte in Montepulciano, Teatro Comunale di Bologna (International Competition “2 Agosto”, Bologna), Sala Verdi (Milan Conservatoire), Teatro Nuovo (Repubblica di S. Marino), Teatro Duse (Bologna), Strumenti e Musica del Presente (Auditorium Varrone, Rieti), Giornate del Contemporaneo (MUSMA, Matera), Rieti Elettroacustica (Teatro Flavio Vespasiano, Rieti), Viva 21st Century (Princeton University, NJ – USA), Journées Numériques (Cité de la musique et de la danse, Strasbourg – FR), London New Wind Festival (Regent Hall, London – UK).
Lorenzo Meo graduated from the Conservatoire “G.B. Martini” in Bologna with a degree in piano, studying with Maria Grazia Noferini Babini. He has attended masterclasses as both a soloist and chamber musician at several important musical institutions in Italy, including the “Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia” in Rome, the “Accademia Musicale Pescarese” and the “Accademia Clodiense”, studying closely with interpreters like Aldo Ciccolini, Boris Bekhterev, Paolo Bordoni, Konstantin Bogino. A prizewinner of several international piano competitions, he also received a Master’s Degree in chamber music at the National Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome with Rocco Filippini.