David Hausknecht

Born in 1992, Czech pianist David Hausknecht received his first piano lessons from an early age at the Prague Music School. During his subsequent piano studies at Jan Neruda High School in Prague, he received additional training as a conductor.

He took part in prestigious piano masterclasses throughout Czech Republic, Germany, Austria (isa International Summer Academy of the mdw) and Norway taking lessons by Arkadi Zenziper and Jiri Hlinka.

His debut in 2006 with Mozart’s last piano concerto KV 595 at the Rudolfinum in Prague with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Zdenek Macal was followed by a successful collaboration with the Prague Chamber Orchestra.

From 2011 David studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna with Lilya Zilberstein, Theresa Leopold, Christoph Eggner, Avedis Kouyoumdjian, and Stefan Mendl. In June 2016 he completed his piano studies with a specialization in chamber music.

David Hausknecht is the winner of numerous international competitions, i.a. Prague Junior Note (2004), International Carl Czerny Competition (2005), Virtuosi per musica di pianoforte (2007), as well as laureate of the Dresdner Anton G. Rubinstein Competition (2009) and the Brahms Competition Pörtschach in the categories piano solo and chamber music (2012 & 2013).

His CD-debut followed in 2018 with works by Leos Janacek on the original piano of the composer, restored by the Piano Atelier Hecher in Vienna, under the label Schwechtenstein-Records.

David Hausknecht currently works as an instrumental accompanist and vocal coach at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.