30 AUGUST, 7:00PM

Since winning the most reputable piano competition in the world – The Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition – Lukáš Vondráček’s has over the past 10 years travelled the world as soloist with top tier orchestras such as the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic and Netherlands Philharmonic. 

Lukas made his début with Czech Philharmonic at the age of fifteen under the aegis of Vladimir Ashkenazy, who said of him, “Such a pianist is born once in thirty years.” The winner of numerous prestigious international prizes since then, his natural and assured musicality and remarkable technique have long marked him out as a gifted and mature musician known for his blend of power, lyricism and nuance, and as a pianist with an enormously deep range of unforced expression.

The superb program he presents at Snow Concert Hall, is an intuitive exploration of the inner worlds of Brahms, Scriabin and Schumann, and is a wonderful opportunity to experience this remarkable soloist at the height of his considerable powers.

in partnership with Piano+ 

BRAHMS – Seven Fantasias, Op. 116

SCRIABIN – Fantasie in B minor, Op. 28

SCHUMANN – Kreisleriana, Op.16

SCHUMANN – Arabesque in C major, Op. 18

Friday, 30 August , 7:00pm

Snow Concert Hall
Canberra Grammer School
40 Monaro Crescent, Red Hill 
ACT 2603

Lukáš Vondráček

The indisputable winner of the Grand Prix at the 2016 International Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition, Lukáš Vondráček’s 2023/24 season highlights are a tour with Bamberger Symphoniker and Jakub Hrůša in Boston and returns to long term partners such as Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, West Australian Symphony Orchestra and Janacáček Philharmonic. Following recent appearances at the Flanders Festival, the Le Piano Symphonique Festival and the Weiwuying International Festival in Taiwan, recital engagements lead him to the Chopin and his Europe Festival in Warsaw and the Piano Loop Festival in Split.

Over the last decade Lukáš Vondráček has travelled the world working with orchestras such as the Philadelphia and Sydney symphony orchestras, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Dresdner Philharmonie, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Oslo and Netherlands philharmonic orchestras under conductors such as Paavo Järvi, Gianandrea Noseda, Jakub Hrůša, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Marin Alsop, Christoph Eschenbach, Pietari Inkinen, Vasily Petrenko, Anu Tali, and Stéphane Denève, among many others. Recitals have led him to Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie, the Flagey in Brussels, Leipzig’s Gewandhaus, Wiener Konzerthaus, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and to renowned festivals such as Menuhin Festival Gstaad, PianoEspoo in Finland, Prague Spring Festival and Lille Piano Festival.

At the age of four Lukáš Vondráček made his first public appearance. As a fifteen-year-old in 2002 he made his debut with Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Ashkenazy which was followed by a major US 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, foremost 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.

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 honours in 2012.