ALBERT MAMRIEV

Born in the former Soviet Union (Dagestan), he was introduced to the piano by his father, Jankil Mamriev, and went on to study at Moscow Central Music School, the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Tel Aviv Music Academy, and the Hanover University of Music and Drama. His teachers have included Sergej Dorensky and Arie Vardi.

Albert Mamriev is a prizewinner at the Beijing International Piano Competition, Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, Marsala International Piano Competition, Madrid International Piano Competition, Tunbridge Wells International Piano Competition, Morice Clairmont Piano Competition, Vianna Da Motta International Piano Competition, Glasgow International Piano Competition, Olym Piano Competition, Mauro Paolo Monopoli International Piano Competition, Seiler International Piano Competition and UNISA International Music Competition.

He has played concertos with the Utah Symphony, Royal Scottish National, Israel Chamber Symphony, Mexico Gulbenkian Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony, Pretoria Symphony, Haifa Philharmonic, Shenzhen Symphony, Goettinger Symphony, Beijing Symphony with conductors including Tan Li Hua, Alexander Lazarev, Christoph Mueller, Enrique Batiz, Flavio Florence, Nicoletta Conti, Mauricio Linari and Salvador Masconde.

A favorite in solo and chamber recitals worldwide, Albert Mamriev has played the Salle Cortot – Paris, Museum of Art – Tel Aviv, Assembly Hall Temple Square – Salt Lake City, Hannah Perkins Arts Center – Cleveland, Forbidden City Concert Hal – Beijing, Mancloa Concert Hall – Madrid, Palazzo Vendramin Calergi – Venice, Salurin and the Opera Theatre – Reykjavik, Museum Wahnfried – Bayreuth, Stadthalle – Dortmund, Gasteig Philharmony – Munich, and Goethe Hall – Los Angeles.

He is a master of Bach, Scarlatti, Haydn, Beethoven, Liszt, Brahms, Prokofiev and Debussy and enjoys performing and premiering the works of 20th and 21st century composers.

He has been a jury member at the Madrid International Piano Competition, Usti Nad Labem International Piano Competition, and Schumann International Piano Competition, and teaches at the Hannover University of Music and Drama.

The complete recording of Wagner-Liszt Transcriptions grows out of Albert Mamriev's fascination with the stylistic richness and diversity of piano music written between the periods of Late Romanticism and the Avant Garde, and his enjoyment of the technical and interpretive challenges it presents.

At the age of four Lukáš Vondráček made his first public appearance. He has achieved worldwide recognition by receiving many international awards, foremost the Grand Prix at the 2016 Concours Reine Elisabeth in Brussels alongside first prizes at the Hilton Head and San Marino International Piano Competitions and Unisa International Piano Competition in Pretoria, South Africa, as well as the Raymond E. Buck Jury Discretionary Award at the 2009 International Van Cliburn Piano Competition. In 2021/22 he will debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra at Hollywood Bowl and return to renowned orchestras such as Baltimore and Chicago symphony orchestras, both under the baton of Marin Alsop. Elsewhere Lukáš Vondráček will appear with Orchestre National de Lille conducted by Lionel Bringuier, Warsaw Philharmonic as well as the Turku and Malmö symphony orchestras. Recital projects will take him to the Rudolf Firkusny Piano Festival at Prague’s Rudolfinum and the Kissinger Summer Festival. He will take his residency with the Janáček Philharmonic into the next season and continue his recording cycle of all Rachmaninov Piano concertos with Prague Symphony Orchestra.

Over the last decade Lukáš Vondráček has travelled the world working with orchestras such as the Philadelphia, Tasmanian and Sydney Symphony orchestras, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Frankfurt Symphony Radio Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic and Netherlands Philharmonic orchestras.Recitals have led him to Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie, the Flagey in Brussels, Leipzig’s Gewandhaus, Wiener Konzerthaus, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and to renowned festivals such as Menuhin Festival Gstaad, PianoEspoo in Finland, Prague Spring Festival and Lille Piano Festival.