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Lukáš Vondráček

This marks Lukáš Vondráček’s second performance with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. He has collaborated with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Boston Symphony and London Symphony orchestras. Lukáš Vondráček has also worked with renowned orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National de Lille, West Australian Symphony Orchestra, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra amongst many others. He also enjoys long-term partnerships with Saarbrücken State Orchestra, Janacáček Philharmonic, Antwerp Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège. Recital engagements have led him to the Flanders Festival, Flagey in Brussels for their Piano Days Festival and to Luzern’s KKL as part of the “Le Piano Symphonique” Festival along with performances together with the Ensemble 1704 under Vaclav Luks at the “Chopin and his Europe” Festival in Warsaw and the Beethovenfest Bonn.

Lukáš Vondráček made his first public appearance at the age of four. 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 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 the Grand Prix at the 2016 Concours Reine Elisabeth in Brussels alongside 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.