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Lucas Takeshi Stratmann

The young violinist Lucas Takeshi Stratmann visits Opera by the Fjord for the first time in 2024, to be teacher and leader for the 2. violin section.

The American violinist Lucas Stratmann (27) is from New York City, and studied at the Juilliard School, receiving his bachelor’s and master’s degrees under the tutelage of Prof. Sylvia Rosenberg and Prof. Masao Kawasaki. He served as concertmaster of the Juilliard Orchestra from 2020-2021.

Lucas Stratmann is a prizewinner of numerous competitions, including the 2016 Aspen Music Festival Violin Competition. In 2015, he was awarded the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Artist Award from NPR’s “From the Top”. Since then, he has performed as soloist and chamber musician in the USA and Japan, appearing at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and David Geffen Hall. He has also performed as a soloist on three separate concert series with The Little Orchestra Society and is active as a teacher.

He has spent his summers studying and performing at the Aspen Music Festival, the Mozarteum Summer Academy in Salzburg and the Taos School of Music.

In 2021, Stratmann was accepted into the Vienna Philharmonic Academy and moved to Vienna. The following year, he won the auditions for tutti and principal 2nd Violin positions in the Vienna State Opera/Vienna Philharmonic and has been performing with the orchestra since September 2022. In January this year, he played at the New Year's Concert for the first time.

Main source: Wiener Philharmoniker
Published January 2024