From Opava to all over the world, to the most important concert halls, conducted by the most famous conductors … This is the career of the phenomenal pianist Lukáš Vondráček (1986).
He began playing the piano under the guidance of his parents at the age of two and was soon referred to as a child prodigy. At fifteen he made his debut with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, at sixteen he performed at Carnegie Hall. He won a number of international competitions, his exceptional position was confirmed by the victory in the Queen Elizabeth Piano Competition in Brussels in 2016. He succeeded as the first Czech pianist in history.
Experts appreciate his virtuoso technique and emphasis on the emotional grasp of the repertoire. It is also very popular among listeners. His performances are really impressive.
Lukáš Vondráček played with JFO for the first time in March 1996. The program included Mozart’s Piano Concerto in C major and Mendelssohn’s Concerto for Violin, Piano and Strings in A minor. The young pianist was only ten years old. Although he is now touring literally all over the world, North Moravia certainly does not forget him. As part of the opening of the JFO subscription concerts in Opava, Lukáš Vondráček returned to his hometown in 2019 as an interpreter. In the same year, he undertook a concert tour with JFO in Korea.
The logical outcome of this cooperation is the status of a residential soloist for the 2020/21 season.