Born in France and currently based in London, Louis-Victor Bak is a solo and chamber music pianist. After starting the piano at the age of fourteen, following seven years of flute studies, Louis-Victor was taught by Vinca Bonnaud, Chrystel Saussac at the Conservatoire de Lyon (CRR), and Laurent Boullet in Berlin. He moves to London in 2019 to study at the Royal College of Music with Edna Stern for a Bachelor of Music.
Louis-Victor has recently performed as a soloist at La Seine Musicale, St James’s Piccadilly, and the Amaryllis Fleming Hall at the Royal College of Music. He has performed in the United Kingdom (St Paul’s Bedford, St Alfege Greenwich, St James’s Bushey, St Bride’s, St John’s Waterloo, St James’s Paddington, the Russia Culture House in London, Routh Hall Bromsgrove), in France (Salle Witkowski, Palais St Jean, Musée des Tissus et des Arts Décoratifs de Lyon, Salle Debussy), in Spain, in Poland, in Sardinia and in Switzerland. Louis-Victor has recently performed with Paul Jenkins and the Knighton Chamber Orchestra in Leicester and has been invited to play at the second Prokofiev Festival in London in 2021, as well as at the “Musique et Or” festival and the 17th edition of the “Printemps des Poètes” festival in 2015.
Over the years, Louis-Victor has had the opportunity to attend masterclasses and to study with Stanislav Ioudenitch, François Dumont, Piotr Paleczny, Dina Yoffe and Vanessa Latarche. In 2022, he joins the Debussy promotion of the Académie Musicale Philippe Jaroussky where he benefits from the advice of Cédric Tiberghien, as well as that of Nemanja Radulovic, Anne Gastinel and Philippe Jaroussky in chamber music.
In 2021, Louis-Victor was awarded the 1st prize at the “North International Competition”, the 3rd prize at the “Windsor International Piano Competition” (1st prize not awarded), the 2nd prize at the “Franz Liszt Center International Piano Competition”, the 2nd prize at the “International Music Competition Opus 2021” and the special prize “Debut in Transylvania – Recital award” at the “Youth of Music International Competition”.
In 2022, he is also selected to take part in the prestigious Maria Canals Competition in Barcelona.
Louis-Victor Bak is an artist of Talent Unlimited UK and The Keyboard Charitable Trust. He is a 2022 recipient of the Royal Philharmonic Society Julius Isserlis Scholarship.