Age: 17 | Country: Romania

Lucas Kohl started his music career at the age of 6, when he began taking piano lessons. At the beginning music was just a hobby for him, but in a short time it became his passion and he decided that he wanted to follow this path in the future. As a kid, he was taught by his father to play guitar and he wanted to learn as many instruments as he could. Because of that, he started to play the accordion, the flute, the violin and to record and produce his own music. When he was 10 years old, he applied to the music school, where he took piano lessons with professor Bodo Maria. After two years, he started to winning the first prize at competing at national piano competitions. In 2016, he took part in the Romanian TV show Next Star, where he played several instruments while riding the unicycle and he made it to the great final.


Preliminary Round:
F. Chopin: Étude Op. 25 No. 5
F. Liszt: Paganini Étude No. 3 “La Campanella”

Semifinal Round:
J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue No. 7, BWV 852 (WTC 1)
F. Chopin: Étude Op. 10 No. 4
F. Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12
C. Debussy: Prélude No. 12, Book II “Feux d’artifice”

Final Round:
J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue No. 20, BWV 889 (WTC I)
L.v. Beethoven: Sonata No. 23 Op. 57 “Appassionata”
F. Liszt/G. Verdi: Rigoletto Paraphrase
J. Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Paganini Op. 35, Book I
R. Shchedrin: Basso Ostinato