Lukas Sternath


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From an early age, everything in Lukas Sternath’s life revolved around music. Born in Vienna in 2001, he already traveled the world as a Viennese choirboy and performed on the great stages of Europe, North America and Asia. He received his musical training on the piano with Anna Malikova and Alma Sauer at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. In 2022 he passed the entrance examination to the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media, where he studies in the class of Igor Levit. His other mentors include Till Fellner as well as Ingolf Wunder and Sir András Schiff, with whom he attended master classes.

At the 71st International ARD Music Competition in Munich in September 2022, Lukas Sternath caused a sensation – in addition to the 1st prize, he was awarded seven special prizes, including the Audience Prize and the prize for the Best Interpretation of the commissioned composition. The year before, he was a multiple prize winner at the 63rd International Ferruccio Busoni Piano Competition in Bolzano, the 14th International Schubert Piano Competition in Dortmund and the 17th European Piano Competition in Bremen.

In addition to numerous concert appearances in German-speaking countries, including at the Vienna Musikverein and the Vienna Konzerthaus, his collaboration with the Munich Chamber Orchestra and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Joshua Weilerstein is one of the highlights of his career to date. A passionate chamber musician, he performs with such renowned ensembles as the Simply Quartet and the Schumann Quartet.