Lukas was born and raised in a musical family. His passion for music fully flourished in 2015 when he became one of top 30 best young pianists in the world at the International Chopin Piano Competition in Poland. He has performed concerts in Europe, Asia and North America. Lukas is full of passion and love for music. His teaching style is demanding, disciplined and respectful.
Lukas Mikolajczyk stands out as one of the most recognized pianists of his generation in Poland. He has been distinguished as a pianist of great sophistication. He is praised particularly for his harmonic perception, beauty of sound and passionate performances. In 2014 he was the very first to receive the Krystian Zimerman Award for most talented young pianist.
In October 2015 Lukas Mikolajczyk advanced to the second round of the International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, Poland. This achievement placed him among the world’s top 30 best young pianists. In October 2017 Lukas Mikolajczyk won the Vancouver International Music Competition held to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. He received the Platinum Cash Prize and numerous additional prizes.
Originally from Poland, Lukas studied in Katowice at the Karol Szymanowski State Music School in the piano class of Professor Anna Górecka. His progress was accelerated by studies at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, where he graduated with a Master’s Degree with Professor Zbigniew Raubo in 2017. Currently Lukas Mikolajczyk is mentored by Professor Lee Kum Sing at the Vancouver Academy of Music.
At the start of Lukas Mikolajczyk’s career, he received numerous awards on many significant piano competitions. In 2008, he won the First Prize and the Special Award of Elżbieta Stefańska for the best performance of a Johann Sebastian Bach work at the 10th Ludwik Stefański and Halina Czerny-Stefańska Piano Competition in Płock, Poland. Two years later he received Second Price in the 16th Polish Piano Competition in Konin, Poland and he was awarded the third prize at the International Podkarpacki Chopin Competition held in Rzeszów, Poland. Lukas Mikolajczyk achieved 3rd place (2013, 2015) in the National Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, Poland.
In November 2013 the Kler Foundation released Lukas first recording which features Fryderyk Chopin’s Piano Concerto in F minor op. 21. This album commemorated the 40th anniversary of the Kler Company being established. The succeeding album, recorded live at the Witold Lutoslawski Concert Studio S1 in Warsaw, Poland, contains a unique live performance of Fryderyk Chopin’s Second Piano Concerto. In August 2015, Lukas recorded his third album which features other Chopin piano works.
Currently Lukas Mikolajczyk works as a piano teacher in Vancouver, Canada. He works closely with the Canada International Arts & Music Society and Vancouver Chopin Society.