Sorin’s talent, revealed by his ability to find new dimensions to existing jazz standards and to create original compositions, gained him instant recognition on the jazz scene and won him numerous awards.

2015 Grand Prize, Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition, Florida, United States
  • 2015 Best Jazz Musician of the Year Award, Muzza Jazz Association, Bucharest, Romania
  • 2014 Best Jazz Musician of the Year Award, Romanian Composers and Musicians Society, Bucharest, Romania
2013 Grand Prize and the Prize of the Public, International Jazz Competition, Monaco
For More Awards See Bio!

Music and Videos


Composed by Sorin Zlat – Performed by Sorin Zlat Trio

“On Time”

Composed by Sorin Zlat – Performed by Sorin Zlat Trio


Sorin Zlat Jr. Live from 2014 Montreux Jazz Competition


Sorin distinguished himself by choosing to play two personal compositions along with a stunning rendition of John Coltrane’s “Giant Steps… Read more–>Florian Lungu,
EUROPAfest 2011, Grand Prize Winner, Sorin Zlat Trio … Read more–>
Romanian pianist Sorin Zlat – Winner of the 15th Monaco Jazz Contest… Read more–>

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During his career, Sorin has met and performed alongside some of jazz greatest talents who influenced him to become the invaluable artist he is today. He had the chance to share the stage with Kenny Garett, Lee Ritenour, Branford Marsalis, Lee Konitz, Roy Hargrove, Chris Potter, Chucho Valdes, Sonny Emory, Jeff Ballard, Dave Grusin, Ravi Coltrane, Leszek Mozdzer, and many more.