Born in Klagenfurt in 1985, Ingolf Wunder started his musical education playing the violin at the age of 4; however it was not until he was 14 that his extraordinary talent for the piano was discovered.
Ingolf Wunder began 2011, along with the other 2010 Chopin Competition prize-winners, with a highly successful tour of Japan with the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra under Antoni Wit ? followed by Chopin recitals in St. Petersburg, Virginia and Vancouver. This year’s further plans include appearances in the most important Polish concert halls (Warsaw, Kraków and Gdansk) and in Tel Aviv, Vienna Konzerthaus, Düsseldorf (Ruhr Piano Festival), Eisenstadt (Esterházy Palace), Hamburg, Berlin, Oslo, Ankara, Zurich and Basel.
Ingolf Wunder has previously won the top prize at several other competitions – among them Turin (European Music), Hamburg (Steinway), Feldkirch (“Prima la musica”), Asti (Concours Musical de France), Casarza (“VI Trofeo Internazionale”) and Budapest (Liszt). He has already performed extensively throughout the world, including in Argentina, Austria, Belgium, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Switzerland and the USA. He has performed in major venues such as the Tonhalle Zurich, Konzerthaus Berlin, Dortmund and the Laieszhalle Hamburg.
In January 2011, Ingolf Wunder became an exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist. His first recording is a solo Chopin recital, planned for release in June 2011.