Born in Trieste in 1982, Lorenzo Cossi began studying piano at the age of seven. He obtained his diploma at the “Conservatorio di Musica G. Tartini” in Trieste with full marks and honours, in the class of Giuliana Gulli, sister of the great violinist Franco Gulli. He then continued studying with the same teacher and with M° Nino Gardi. He has taken part in many concert seasons, performing in Italy and abroad for important associations, such as: “Amici della Musica” of Padova, “Amici della Musica” of Mestre, AVAM (Associazione Veneta Amici della Musica), Associazione “F. Soldano” in Brescia, Associazione “Chamber Music” di Trieste, Società dei Concerti in Milan; and in important places, such as: Jack Singer Concert Hall in Calgary, Canada, Hahn Hall in Santa Barbara, California, Fazioli Concert Hall, Teatro Politeama Rossetti in Trieste, Sala dei Giganti in Padova, Teatro Sociale in Trento, Auditorium “S. Barnaba” in Brescia, Sala Puccini of Milan Conservatory.
He attended many piano and chamber music master-classes, with great musicians such as: Dario de Rosa, François J. Thiollier, D. Rivera, P. Bordoni.
In the summer of 2005 he was admitted to the high perfecting course held by Joaquín Achúcarro at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, where he was awarded a special scholarship reserved to the best students.
He also studied with E. Virsaladze at the Sermoneta International Music Campus in Latina (Italy) and with William Grant Naborè at the “Lake Como International Piano Academy”.
In 2001 he was selected to partecipate to the Music Academy of the West Summer Festival in Santa Barbara, California, thanks to the Joanne Pearson Full Scholarship. There he could study with musicians of great international standing, such as Jerome Lowenthal, Kathleen Winkler and the Takàcs Quartet for Chamber Music.
He partecipated to many national and international piano competitions. In April 2003 he won first prize at the “S. Pietro in Vincoli” competition and in November of the same year he won the special prize at the “Marizza” competition in Trieste. In 2004 he was again awarded a prize at the “Marizza” competition (second place) and won the third prize at the “Premio Venezia” competition in Venice, where he had the opportunity to play at the “Teatro la Fenice” with both audience's and critics' appreciation (“Lorenzo Cossi revealed an extraordinary musicality and refinement...” - Mario Messinis - Il Gazzettino).
In October 2005 he won the first prize (awarded unanimously) at the II “Città di Abano Terme” competition - Fausto Zadra prize.
In 2006 he won the third prize at the “Cassina de’ Pecchi” international competition and at the “Filippo Trevisan “ international competition in Ravenna.
In september 2006 he won the third prize at the “Rina Sala Gallo” international competition in Monza, where he was also awarded a special prize for the best Bach interpretation.
Later on he won third prize at the “G. Pecar” Competition in Gorizia and was semifinalist at the “E. Pozzoli” competition in Seregno and at the “Casagrande” competition in Terni.
In 2009 he won second prize (first prize not assigned) at the International “L. Gante” competition in Pordenone.
In two consecutive editions ho was selected to be among the finalists at the prestigious “F. Busoni” international piano Competition in Bolzano, where he reached the solistic finals.
In 2012 he won a special prize for the best Italian contestant at the 58th Maria Canals International Competition in Barcelona, Spain.
Recently he was acclaimed at the “E. Honens” International Competition in Calgary, Canada, where he could play with great musicians such as Johannes Moser, cello, Geoff Nuttal, violin and Amanda Roocroft, soprano.
In the same occasion he received a standing ovation for his interpretation of Brahms first Piano Concerto in d minor op. 15 with the Calgary Philarmonic Orchestra, conducted by Roberto Minczuk.
He often plays in chamber music formations. In 2009 he founded the Sinossi duo, with cellist Marianna Sinagra, reaching the semifinals in the prestigious “V. Gui” Chamber Music International competition in Florence.
He is a piano teacher at the “Ars Nova Academy” in Trieste.
He is often invited as a juror in national and international competitions.
He made audio recordings for RAI, Radio Popolare, Radio Classica and for the Slovenian National Radio.
Sky Classica television channel dedicated him an episode of “Notevoli – short meetings with the talents”.