The indisputable winner of the International Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition 2016, Lukáš Vondráček, has an exciting 2017/18 season ahead of him. It sees him make debuts with the Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra at Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, Moscow State Symphony Orchestra at the Grand Hall of Moscow Conservatory, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra.
He will return to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra with Marin Alsop, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra with Vasily Petrenko, Orchestre National de Belgique, Prague, Bournemouth and Sydney symphony orchestras amongst others. Recitals will take him to Wiener Konzerthaus, Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie, the Louvre, a return to the Concertgebouw, Philharmonie Luxembourg, Portland, Chicago and to festivals such as PianoEspoo in Finland and the Rheingau Musik Festival. Lukáš starts off the season with a tour of Brazil with recitals and orchestra concerts in Belo Horizonte, São Paulo and Florianópolis.
Recent highlights include concerts with The Philadelphia Orchestra, St Petersburg Philharmonic, the Philharmonia and New Jersey Symphony orchestras as well as recitals at the Mariinsky Theatre, in Mumbai, Singapore, Leipzig’s Gewandhaus, at Brussel’s Flagey and the Menuhin Festival Gstaad.
International awards include 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.