Carles Lama was born and grew in Girona (Catalonia, Spain) and obtained the Superior Degree at the Liceu Conservatory, in Barcelona.
He continued his musical training in Paris, at the Ecole Normale de Musique "Alfred Cortot" and in the United States, at the University of Harford, Connecticut. He has also worked with some of the most prestigious pianists, such as Alicia de Larrocha, Boris Berman, Murray Perahia or Claude Frank, among others.
His international career as a pianist, has led him around Europe, America and Asia. He regularly performs in world capitals such as Paris, London, Madrid, Brussels, Rome, Barcelona, Milan, Prague, Belgrade, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Buenos Aires, Montevideo and others.
He has played as soloist with many orchestras, among them: Orquestra de Cambra de l'Emporda, Conjunt Orquestral de Girona, London City Chamber Orchestra, Orquestra Simfonica de Sao Paulo, Orchestre de Chambre du Namurois, Tokio Chamber Orchestra and Malaysia Philarmonic Orchestra.
He has made numerous musical recordings for the music companies Ars Harmonica and KNS-classical and also recorded for RNE, Catalunya Musica, Radio France, BBC London and Classic FM Australia.
Since 1987 he has a renowned duet of piano four hands with his wife Sofia Cabruja.
He has often been invited to conduct Master-Class in Spain, Italy, Belgium, Greece, Portugal, Germany, China, Singapore and United States.
In April of 2001, he received an honorary distinction from UNICEF. It was presented to him by Her Royal Highness Margarita de Borbon, in recognition of his humanitarian effort in benefit of the needy children of the world.