LUKAS MINORU SCHWARZ
Born in 1998, Lukas Minoru Schwarz became a precollege student at the Musikhochschule Lübeck in the class of Troels Svane at the age of ten. Since 2016 he has been enrolled at Hochschule für Musik und Theater “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” in Leipzig, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in early 2021. Since the 20/21 season, he started a chamber music study at the Chamber Music Institut of the Reine Sofia School of Music Madrid in the renowned string quartet class of Günter Pichler with his string quartet, the Leonkoro Quartet. He visited masterclasses of David Geringas, Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, Jens-Peter Maintz, Rainer Schmidt, the Kuss Quartetts, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Alfred Brendel and received intense guidance by the members of the Artemis Quartett at the University of Arts Berlin.
Already at a young age, he gained attention by winning several 1st prizes at the National Youth competition Jugend musiziert, the 1st prize at the Lions Jugend Musikpreis and a 2nd prize at the international cello competition Antonio Janigro in Croatia. Also, he was awarded the “NDR Kultur Förderpreis” which involved a studio recording. Since 2015 Lukas is an established scholar holder of TONALi, thus he exceeds in music communication. Since 2020 he is a scholarship holder of the Deutschlandstipendium and of the society Live Music Now Berlin & Leipzig.
In 2011 Lukas Schwarz became a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Germany, touring through Europe and Asia and attending CD productions and radio recordings for the Deutsche Grammophon and German broadcasters. He received additional orchestral experiences at the Verbier Festival Music Camp Orchestra and currently as a member of Eroica Berlin, Orchester im Treppenhaus and junge norddeutsche philharmonie.
Beside his concert appearances as a soloist with many orchestras he is continuously expanding his repertoire from baroque to contemporary music, especially in the field of chamber music. With his string quartet, Lukas Schwarz has been invited to many renowned festival and concert series such as the the Heidelberger Streichquartettfest, the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, the Beethovenhaus Bonn, the Mozartfest Würzburg and the Rheingau Musik Festival.