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Lukáš Vondráček

About this Artist

Following recent debuts with the Pittsburgh and Tokyo Metropolitan symphony orchestras, hr-Sinfonieorchester, and Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Lukáš Vondráček has a season packed with highlights ahead of him. In 2019/20, the indisputable winner of the International Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition 2016 will make his debuts with London Symphony, Utah Symphony, and North Carolina Symphony orchestras, and he has been reinvited to perform with Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Belgian National Orchestra, and Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège, to mention just a few.

Over the last decade, Lukáš Vondráček has travelled the world working with orchestras such as the Philadelphia and Sydney Symphony orchestras, Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo, Philharmonia, Oslo Philharmonic, and Netherlands Philharmonic orchestras. Recitals have taken him to Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie, Deutschlandfunk Cologne, the Flagey in Brussels, Leipzig’s Gewandhaus, Wiener Konzerthaus, the Concertgebouw, and to festivals such as Menuhin Festival Gstaad and PianoEspoo in Finland.

At the age of four, Lukáš Vondráček made his first public appearance. As a fifteen-year-old in 2002, he made his debut with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Ashkenazy, which was followed by a major U.S. tour in 2003. His natural and assured musicality and remarkable technique have long marked him out as a gifted and mature musician. He has achieved worldwide recognition by receiving many international awards, including first prizes at the Hilton Head and San Marino International Piano Competitions and Unisa International Piano Competition in Pretoria, South Africa, as well as the Raymond E. Buck Jury Discretionary Award at the 2009 International Van Cliburn Piano Competition.

Lukáš Vondráček has worked with conductors including Paavo Järvi, Gianandrea Noseda, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Christopher Warren-Green, Marin Alsop, Christoph Eschenbach, Pietari Inkinen, Vasily Petrenko, Jakub Hrůša, Anu Tali, Xian Zhang, Krzysztof Urbański, Stéphane Denève, and Elim Chan.

After finishing his studies at the Academy of Music in Katowice and the Vienna Conservatoire, Lukáš Vondráček obtained an Artist Diploma from Boston’s New England Conservatory under the tutelage of Hung-Kuan Chen, graduating with honors in 2012.