Following recent highlights such as collaborations with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Boston Symphony and London Symphony orchestras, the 2022/23 season sees Lukáš Vondráček work with renowned orchestras such as the Cleveland Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National de Lille, West Australian Symphony Orchestra and Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra amongst many others. He will also return to long term partners such as Prague Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Janáček Philharmonic, Antwerp Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège. Recital engagements lead 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 before the season ends with performances together with the Ensemble 1704 at the “Chopin and his Europe” Festival in Warsaw.
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, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic and Vienna Symphony orchestras under conductors such as Paavo Järvi, Michael Tilson Thomas, Gianandrea Noseda, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Marin Alsop, Vasily Petrenko, Jakub Hrůša, Giancarlo Guerrero, Stéphane Denève and Elim Chan, among many others.
Recitals have led him to Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie, the Flagey in Brussels, Leipzig’s Gewandhaus, Wiener Konzerthaus, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and to renowned festivals such as Edinburgh International Festival, Menuhin Festival Gstaad, PianoEspoo in Finland, Prague Spring Festival and Lille Piano Festival.
At the age of four Lukáš Vondráček made his first public appearance. 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 in Forth Worth, Texas, USA.
Lukáš Vondráček obtained an Artist Diploma from Boston’s New England Conservatory under the tutelage of Hung-Kuan Chen, graduating with honours in 2012.