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Ingolf Wunder

Biography

Ingolf Wunder achieved worldwide recognition at the 2010 International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, winning two prizes and several prizes including Best Prize for Concerto, Best Prize for Polonaise Fantasy and the audience award.

 

Ingolf Wunder had his first music lessons at the age of four, on the violin. He had reached a high level of proficiency when, around 14 years of age his talent for piano was discovered by a teacher who urged him to dedicate himself to the keyboard instrument. Ingolf Wunder gave up the violin after the years of playing, left Klagenfurt Music Conservatory and began intensive piano studies at the Linz Music University under prof. Horst Matthaeus, the same who had advised Wunder to change the intrument. Half a year later, Ingolf Wunder participated in his first youth piano competition (1st Concorso Internazionale di Musica, in Cortemillia, Italy) winning 1st Prize. In the next few months he won the 1st Prize at the XVI European Music Competition in Torino (Italy), 63.

 

About one year after he had devoted himself to the piano, he made his successful debut at the Schubertsaal of the Vienna Konzerthaus, playing Liszts Mephisto Waltz and one of Debussys Preludes in a renowned youth cycle. In 2001 he was awarded the Liszt Prize at the 36th International Franz Liszt Competition in Budapest. In 2003 he performed Prokofievs Piano Concerto No. 3 at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris with the National Orchestra under Emanuel Krivine. He continued his piano studies at the Music University in Vienna. In 2008, he began a collaboration with Adam Harasiewicz, a Polish pianist and winner of the 1955 International Chopin Piano Competition. A year later Wunder decided to take part in a piano competition for the very last time.

 

Ingolf Wunder has been touring and enriching his musical world on many levels. In January 2011 he signed an exclusive recording contract with Deutsche Grammophon. It widens his horizon he decided to undertake additionally conducting studies, which he continued externally until the end of 2012 between his piano performances. He remains in a contact with his mentor, Adam Harasiewicz and other authorities of the piano scene for artistic advise.

 

He has been performing in Europe, Asia and America, including the Musikverein Vienna, the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Stuttgart Liederhalle, the Hamburg Laishhalle, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Wigmore Hall and the Cadogan Hall in London, the Sala Verdi in Milan, the Teatro Manzoni in Bologna, the Tonhalle Zurich, the Lyon Auditorium, the Royal Palace Theater in Paris, the Warsaw Philharmonic, the Cracow Philharmonic, Rudolfinum in Prague, Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg. Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Teatro Municipal in Santiago, Chile, National Concert Hall in Taipei.

 

He has performed with the Vienna Symphony, the London Chamber Orchestra, the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Warsaw Philharmonic, the NHK Symphony Orchestra, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, the New York Symphony Orchestra and many others.

 

Privately he is an admirer of Romanticism and Impressionism in fine art as well as wine culture and cuisine.

Biography

Ingolf Wunder achieved worldwide recognition at the 2010 International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, winning two prizes and several prizes including Best Prize for Concerto, Best Prize for Polonaise Fantasy and the audience award.

 

Ingolf Wunder had his first music lessons at the age of four, on the violin. He had reached a high level of proficiency when, around 14 years of age his talent for piano was discovered by a teacher who urged him to dedicate himself to the keyboard instrument. Ingolf Wunder gave up the violin after the years of playing, left Klagenfurt Music Conservatory and began intensive piano studies at the Linz Music University under prof. Horst Matthaeus, the same who had advised Wunder to change the intrument. Half a year later, Ingolf Wunder participated in his first youth piano competition (1st Concorso Internazionale di Musica, in Cortemillia, Italy) winning 1st Prize. In the next few months he won the 1st Prize at the XVI European Music Competition in Torino (Italy), 63.

 

About one year after he had devoted himself to the piano, he made his successful debut at the Schubertsaal of the Vienna Konzerthaus, playing Liszts Mephisto Waltz and one of Debussys Preludes in a renowned youth cycle. In 2001 he was awarded the Liszt Prize at the 36th International Franz Liszt Competition in Budapest. In 2003 he performed Prokofievs Piano Concerto No. 3 at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris with the National Orchestra under Emanuel Krivine. He continued his piano studies at the Music University in Vienna. In 2008, he began a collaboration with Adam Harasiewicz, a Polish pianist and winner of the 1955 International Chopin Piano Competition. A year later Wunder decided to take part in a piano competition for the very last time.

 

Ingolf Wunder has been touring and enriching his musical world on many levels. In January 2011 he signed an exclusive recording contract with Deutsche Grammophon. It widens his horizon he decided to undertake additionally conducting studies, which he continued externally until the end of 2012 between his piano performances. He remains in a contact with his mentor, Adam Harasiewicz and other authorities of the piano scene for artistic advise.

 

He has been performing in Europe, Asia and America, including the Musikverein Vienna, the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Stuttgart Liederhalle, the Hamburg Laishhalle, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Wigmore Hall and the Cadogan Hall in London, the Sala Verdi in Milan, the Teatro Manzoni in Bologna, the Tonhalle Zurich, the Lyon Auditorium, the Royal Palace Theater in Paris, the Warsaw Philharmonic, the Cracow Philharmonic, Rudolfinum in Prague, Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg. Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Teatro Municipal in Santiago, Chile, National Concert Hall in Taipei.

 

He has performed with the Vienna Symphony, the London Chamber Orchestra, the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Warsaw Philharmonic, the NHK Symphony Orchestra, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, the New York Symphony Orchestra and many others.

 

Privately he is an admirer of Romanticism and Impressionism in fine art as well as wine culture and cuisine.