| Ingolf Wunder|
| Music performer · ingolfwunder.at|
University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna
Tchaikovsky & Chopin (Live From St. Petersburg’s White Nights / 2012), Chopin Recital, 300, Chopin & Liszt In Warsaw
Evgeni Bozhanov, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Daniil Trifonov, Saint Petersburg Philharm, Adam Harasiewicz
Ingolf Wunder Wikipedia
Ingolf Wunder (born 8 September 1985 in Klagenfurt) is an Austrian classical pianist. Wunder was the second prize winner at the International Chopin Competition 2010 in Warsaw, Poland. He also won special prizes for Best Concerto, Best Polonaise-Fantasie performance and the public prize at the competition.
Wunder had his first music lesson at the age of four, initially learning the violin. His talent for the piano was discovered at the age of 14. He studied in conservatories in Klagenfurt and Linz before joining the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. A participant in the earlier 2005 International Chopin Piano Competition, Wunder failed to make the last stage. From 2008 to 2010 he studied under Adam Harasiewicz, who was himself the winner of the Chopin Competition in 1955, in preparation for the 2010 International Chopin Piano Competition.
He has performed around the world, both in solo recital and with orchestras.
Throughout the competition, Wunder was the audience favorite and leader in points. However, in the last stage of the competition, the judges scrapped the points system being used and evaluated the winner solely based on the final round. Although Wunder won the prize for Best Concerto (the final stage contained only the concerto), he was not given the gold medal (awarded to Yulianna Avdeeva.) This created outrage among the Warsaw public, proclaiming the events a scandal similar to the Ivo Pogorelich case of the 1980 competition.
Records:2006: Works by Frédéric Chopin, Maurice Ravel and Franz Liszt
2011: Works by Frédéric Chopin, Deutsche Grammophon
2014: Chopin and Tchaikovsky Piano Concerti with St.Petersburg Philharmonics, Vladimir Ashkenazy
2016: Chopin&Liszt in Warsaw
September 1999 - VI Concorso Internazionale di Musica - Premio Vittoria Caffa Righetti (Cortemilia, Italy) - 1st Prize
October 1999 - XIV European Music Competition in (Torino, Italy) - the winner of his age group
November 1999 - 63. Steinway Piano Competition (Hamburg, Germany) - 1st Prize
March 2000 - Concours Musical de France in (Asti) - 1st Prize
May 2000 - Prima la musica 2000 Music Competition (Feldkirch, Austria) - 1st Prize
June 2000 - VI Trofeo Internazionale (Casarza Ligure, Italy) - 1st Prize
September 2001 - 36. Großer Ferenc Liszt Wettbewerb in (Budapest, Hungary) - Liszt Prize City of Budapest
October 2010 - International Chopin Competition 2010 in (Warsaw, Poland) - 2nd Prize, Special prizes: "Best Performance of The Polonaise-Fantasy op. 61" and " Best Performance of a Concerto".