Lukas Maria Kuen
Over the past few years, Lukas Maria Kuen has established himself as a versatile pianist and chamber music partner for many distinguished artists. He has been a member of the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks since October 1st, 2010 and also works for the Academy of Music and Theatre in Munich.
Between 1993 and 2000 he completed his studies in piano, song recital accompaniment and chamber music, graduating in the master classes of Prof. Michael Schäfer (piano) and Prof. Helmut Deutsch (song accompaniment). In 1999 he received a grant from the “Villa Musica” Foundation of the German Federal State of Rhineland-Palatinate. In 2000 he was accepted into Sir Yehudi Menuhin’s “live music now” encouragement program.
The musician has attended master classes with, among others, Irwin Gage, Klaus Schilde, András Schiff and Menahem Pressler. At the ARD Music Competition he was appointed an official accompanist. In his concert activity he also works regularly with the Bamberg Symphony and the Munich Philharmonic.
Lukas Maria Kuen has won prizes at several competitions. For instance, at the 2003 international “Schubert and the Modern Era” competition in Graz, Austriat. He was awarded further first prizes at the 2002 Reger Competition in Weiden (1st prize and Audience Prize), the 2003 “Wolfgang Jacobi Competition for Modern Chamber Music”, the 2004 “Alice Samter Competition” for piano trio in Berlin and at the 2000 “Salomon Lindberg Competition” in Berlin (best song accompaniment).