Best pianistic performance in the song section: Blüthner-Flügel (1.90 m) made by the Julius Blüthner Pianofortefabrik Leipzig
Prize of the Alfred Reinhold Foundation Leipzig
Lukas Maria KUEN (Piano) was born 1974 in Erlangen (Germany). First piano lessons at the age of five. From 1986 to 1993 piano lessons with Vivienne Keilhack, Erlangen, besides cello and organ lessons. Prizes at the state and federal competition "Jugend musiziert" in the sections piano solo and accompaniment, including 1989 "1st Prize for accompaniment " at the federal level. 1993 2nd Prize at the "Nürnberger Klavierwettbewerb".
Since 1995 Lukas Kuen studied chamber music withFriedemann Berger and Lied with Donald Sulzen. 1997 artistic exam "with distinction" followed by a two-year masterclass with Michael Schäfer. Since 1998 student in the song class of Helmut Deutsch.
1999 scholarship of the foundation "Villa Musica" of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, 3rd Prize for the best piano accompaniment at the Salomon Lindberg competition "Das Lied" in Berlin, master class podium and concert pianist degree; Since the same year teaching positions at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich and the University in founding Nuremberg / Augsburg and visiting the master class song design with Helmut Deutsch in Munich. 2000 Recording in the "Live Music Now" foundation by Yehudi Menuhin. 2001 master class podium in song design.
Masterclasses with Thomas Brandis, Kalle Randalu, Klaus Schilde, Irwin Gage, Jens-Peter Maintz and Nina Tichman. As a piano accompanist he participated in the master classes with Reri Grist, Deon van der Walt, Julius Berger and Pierre Amoyal. In addition to temporary work in the Symphony Orchestra of the BR, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, the Bamberg Symphony and the Munich Symphony Orchestra Lukas Kuen performed with various orchestras (piano concertos by Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Rachmaninoff) and gave concerts with orchestral members in the chamber music series of the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra. Recordings at Bayerischer Rundfunk.