The cellist Lukas Schwarz, born in 1998, became a precollege student at Musikhochschule Lübeck with Prof. Troels Svane at the age of ten. He started to play the cello with Gudrun Schröder at the age of four. Since the winter semester of 2016/17 he has been enrolled at Hochschule für Musik und Theater “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” in Leipzig, Germany.
Apart from the 1st prize at “Lions Jugend Musikpreis” and a 2nd prize at the international Cello Competition “Antonio Janigro” in Croatia, Lukas has won a total of six 1st prizes at the national level of “Jugend Musiziert”. He was awarded the “NDR Kultur Förderpreis” which involved a studio recording. Lukas has been on masterclasses with Prof. David Geringas, Prof. Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, Prof. Jens-Peter Maintz, Prof. Stephan Forck, Jan Vogler and others.
In 2011 Lukas became the youngest member of the National Youth Orchestra of Germany and was part of tours through Europe and Asia under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle, Mario Venzago, Markus Stenz and others. He was the leading cello from 2015. Other orchestral experiences were the Verbier Festival Music Camp Orchestra and the NDR youth orchestra led by Thomas Hengelbrock, Daniel Harding and others. He is currently member of “Eroica Berlin”, “Orchester im Treppenhaus” and “junge norddeutsche philharmonie”, and hence is working with notable conductors and soloists.
Beside his concert appearances as soloist with many orchestras he is continuously expanding his repertoire from baroque to contemporary music, especially in the field of chamber music. With the “Lübsche Trio” he has played many times at the “Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival” and was on masterclasses with Prof. Shmuel Ashkenasi and Prof. Anthony Spiri. The trio also performed with Daniel Hope in the course of the concerts “Meisterschüler-Meister”.
Since 2015 Lukas is an established scholar of TONALi, thus he exceeds in music communication.
He has received scholarships from “Marie-Luise Imbusch-Stiftung”, “Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben” and the association “Live Music Now”, which was founded by Yehudi Menuhin.