Already at a very early age, Lukas Sternath’s life revolved around music. Born in Vienna in 2001, he traveled the world as member of the famed Vienna Boys’ Choir and gave concerts on the most important stages in Europe, North America and Asia. He received his musical training on the piano from Anna Malikova and Alma Sauer at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. Since 2022 he studies in the class of Igor Levit at the University of Music, Drama and Media in Hanover. Further mentors include pianists Till Fellner, as well as Ingolf Wunder and Sir András Schiff, whose masterclasses he attended.
At the 71st International ARD Music Competition in Munich in September 2022, Lukas Sternath caused a sensation – in addition to the First 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 prizewinner at the 63rd International Ferruccio Busoni Piano Competition in Bolzano, at the 14th International Schubert Piano Competition in Dortmund and at the 17th European Piano Competition in Bremen.
In addition to numerous concert appearances in German-speaking countries, including at the Wiener Musikverein and the Wiener Konzerthaus, the collaboration with the Munich Chamber Orchestra and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Joshua Weilerstein are highlights of his career to date. A passionate chamber musician, Lukas Sternath regularly performs with well-known ensembles such as the Simply Quartet and the Schumann Quartet.