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Lora Al-Ahmad


Lora Al-Ahmad was born in Sofia, Bulgaria. She began playing piano at age six and studied with Rozamira Komitova from 2001 until 2005. During this time, she won numerous prizes in the piano competitions for the very young. In 2005, after a successful audition, she was accepted in the class of Alexander Vassilenko at the National Music School "Liubomir Pipkov" in Sofia. She has performed in numerous performances and events in her native city and country, including the appearance with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra in Sofia. Lora participated in master classes given by Pavlina Dokovska, Plamena Mangova, Alexander Hinchev, Liudmil Angelov (which culminated in a performance at the Bulgaria Hall in Sofia), Maria Princ, Oivin Ose and Jerome Rose.

In addition, she won prizes at Sixth International Piano Competition "Liszt-Bartok" in Sofia (Second Prize), Twenty First National Competition "Svetoslav Obretenov" in Provadia (Third Prize), Seventh International Competition "Classic and Contemporaneity" (First Prize and Special Prize for the performance of the Bulgarian piece). She was one of the recipients of ""Lidia Kuteva"" Scholarship and is a Scholar of the Ministry of Culture. In 2013, Lora was accepted in the undergraduate program at Mannes College The New School for Music in New York City in the class of Pavlina Dokovska, after a highly competitive audition, as a recipient of a Presidential Merit Scholarship Award.

Ms Al-Ahmad has given successful performances for Mannes Sounds 2014,2015, 2016 festivals and at the Bulgarian Consulate, both in New York City. In 2015 she made her debut at Carnegie's Weil Recital Hall as a soloist and chamber musician for the series of concerts "Musical Treasures in Bulgaria ".

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