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BIOGRAPHY

Highlights of the 2013/14 season include concerts with the Philharmonia Orchestra in Europe, Sydney and West Australian Symphony Orchestras in Australia and Sarasota, New Jersey and Charlotte Symphony orchestras in the US. Additionally, Vondráček performs recitals at the Wigmore Hall in London and Casa da Música in Porto as well as Prague Spring and Klangraum Waidhofen series.

Past performances have included recitals at the International Piano Series in London, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Zurich's Tonhalle, Klavier Festival Ruhr, Boston Celebrity Series, Ravinia Rising Stars Series and Gilmore Festival.

Vondráček made his debut with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra under Vladimir Ashkenazy in May 2002 and since then his performances of Prokofiev, Rachmaninov, Mendelssohn and Dvořák piano concertos have received particular critical acclaim. In 2012, Lukáš Vondráček won the first prize of the 12th Unisa International Piano Competition in Pretoria, South Africa and the San Marino International Piano Competition, following prizes at the 2009 International Van Cliburn Competition.

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REVIEWS

"27-year-old Czech pianist Lukas Vondráček and conductor Anu Tali collaborated on a brilliant reading of Rachmaninoff’s “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini,” bringing out inner voices and colors that made this work seem reborn. There were ripples of humor, stretches of passion and intense musicality that delineated the kind of music-making generally relegated to the best of chamber performances." (Herald-Tribune (Sarasota), November 2013)

"Lukáš Vondráček drew the finest possible lines and added bell-like sounds as soft as butter, allowing the disparate compositional elements to become part of a greater whole. It comes as no surprise that this young musician is recognized as one of the greatest pianistic talents of our times.” (Stuttgarter Zeitung, April 2012)