Bio

Lina Berrada has won numerous prizes in national and international level competitions. She was awarded the First Prize in the International Piano Competition Her Royal Highness Princess Lalla Meryem, with the special prize Révélation dell'Arte offered by Institut dell'Arte of Portugal and a Special Mention « Marie des AUBRYS » offered by Mme Nicole FOUSSARD. She received the 1st Mention in International Competition Clé D'OR and the first prize in the National Music Competition EIMD in Morocco. She is finalist of the Yamaha Music Foundation Scholarship Program in Dubaï in 2019.

Born in 1999 in Fez, Lina begins her piano studies at age 5 with Nicole Salmon-Boyer in Casablanca. At 11, she started Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris Alfred Cortot where she obtained 4 years later her “Brevet d’execution” unanimously and the next year “Diplôme d’enseignement” with highest honor in piano section.

At 15, she became the youngest Moroccan pianist to obtain the excellence diploma delivered by the National Conservatory of Rabat, dependent on the Ministry of Culture in Morocco with very good mention.

Lina has performed in venues in Paris, Salle Cortot, Acropolium in Carthage, in Casablanca in Théâtre 121, Cinema Théâtre Rialto, Villa des Arts (ONA Foundation), Yamaha Music, in Rabat in the National Theater Mohammed V, Salle Bahnini, Salle Gérard Philippe (French Institute), Villa des Arts, and Residence of the French and the Austrian Ambassy, in Fez Dar Batha (French Institute), in Marrakech in Maison Arabe and MACAAL Museum….

She was regularly invited in the Festival Printemps Musical des Alizés in Essaouira, and Festival Musique et Patrimoine en Pays du Mont Blanc (France).

She is invited to play with several polyphonic choirs such as « A Chœur joie », « Les Voix du Chœur du Maroc », with whom she participated in the international festival “les Choralies” in Vaison-la-Romaine (France), and the vocal Quatuor of the Philarmonic Choir of Morocco for their tour « A Chœur Ouvert » in Morocco (Rabat, Casablanca and Marrakech) . In 2017, she accompanied the violonists of El Akademia – Masterclass and the OJCM, Orchestre des Jeunes des Conservatoires du Maroc, founded by Monia Rizkallah, Violonist professor in Deutsche Oper Berlin, supported by André Azoulay, under patronage of Princess Lalla Meryem and the Goathe Institute in Morocco. She performed in chamber music with the trio "Ame du Maroc", representing her country in the International Festival Octobre musical in Carthage, and also in Rabat and Casablanca for their tour « Jeudis de l'OPM ».

Lina followed many masterclasses, studying with music pedagogues of international renown: Anne Queffelec, Elisabeth Sombart, Feriel Kaddour , Philippe Cassard, Stéphane Delplace, Gerard Gahnassia and Jacques Lagarde.