The Vancouver Chopin Society presents Lukáš Vondráček, piano
The undisputed and unanimous winner of the 2016 Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition, Lukáš Vondráček stunned the distinguished judges with his performance of Brahms’ Sonata in F minor.
Of a subsequent performance of that very Brahms sonata, critic Ivan Hewitt of The Telegraph writes: “The first phrase strides heroically up the piano, reaching a peak of colossal ringing affirmation.” The writer added that in the quieter moments of the work, Vondráček“ opened up deep perspectives in the music.”
Recent highlights in his very busy concert season include concerto performances with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, as well as recitals at, among others, the Mariinsky Theatre, Leipzig’s Gewandhaus, and the Menuhin Festival Gstaad.
Even before his win at the Queen Elisabeth, Vondráček had already been an active recording artist. His first recording (2004) featured works by Mendelssohn, Liszt, Janácek and Dohnányi, while the second (2013) presented music of Brahms.