Lukáš Vondráček

The indisputable winner of the Grand Prix at the 2016 International Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition, Lukáš Vondráček’s 2023/24 season highlights include recitals in the Piano+ International Recital Series in August, along with appearances with Bamberg Symphony Orchestra and Jakub Hrůša in Boston, the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, West Australian Symphony Orchestra and Janacáček 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, his natural and assured musicality and remarkable technique have long marked him out as a gifted and mature musician.

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, Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic and Netherlands Philharmonic.

Known for his blend of power, lyricism and nuance, Vondráček is a pianist with an enormously deep range of unforced expression.

For his Piano+ recitals, Lukáš Vondráček will be performing Seven Fantasias, Op. 116 by Brahms, Fantasie in B minor, Op. 28 by Scriabin and Schumann’s Kreisleriana, Op.16 and Arabesque in C major, Op. 18.

This superb program, with its‘ intuitive exploration of the inner worlds of Brahms, Scriabin and Schumann, is a wonderful opportunity to experience this remarkable soloist at the height of his considerable powers.

Experience the mastery of Lukáš Vondráček at the Snow Concert Hall in Canberra*.

* Presented in partnership with Snow Concert Hall and their 2024 concert series.

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Johannes Brahms:
7 Fantasien Op.116
No.1 Capriccio. Presto energico
No.2 Intermezzo. Andante
No.3 Capriccio. Allegro passionato
No.4 Intermezzo. Adagio
No.5 Intermezzo. Andante con grazia ed intimissimo sentimento
No.6 Intermezzo. Andantino teneramente
No.7 Capriccio. Allegro agitato

Aleksandr Scriabin:
Fantasie in B minor Op.28

– Interval –

Robert Schumann:
Kreisleriana Op.16
No.1 Äußerst bewegt
No.2 Sehr innig und nicht zu rasch
No.3 Sehr aufgeregt
No.4 Sehr langsam
No.5 Sehr lebhaft
No.6 Sehr langsam
No.7 Sehr rasch
No.8 Schnell und spielend

Robert Schumann:
Arabeske in C major Op.18