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Worldwide performance venues include Alte Kongresshalle Munich, Laeisz Hall Hamburg, Nikolaisaal Potsdam, Passionskirche Berlin, Steinway-Haus Munich, Great City Hall Innsbruck, Gasteig Philharmonie Munich, St.Martin-in-the-Fields London, Great Hall Mozarteum Salzburg, Große LMU-Aula München, Austrian National Library Vienna, Ehrbar Hall Vienna, Corbett Auditorium Cincinnati, Citizen Hall Daegu, Suseong ArtPia Daegu, Kumho Art Hall Seoul, Wuhan Qintai Concert Hall, Guotai Art Center Chongqing, Beijing Forbidden City Concert Hall, etc.
He also appeared at major festivals, the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, Pianopalooza Cincinnati, Münchner Klavier-Festival and others.
His performances were broadcast by major Radio and TV stations (ORF Austria, Hunan TV China).
Lechner is a sought-after pedagogue and was appointed professor at the Tyrolean State Conservatory, the Yeungnam University in South Korea and Hunan First Normal University in China.
His students won several top awards at the competitions “Jugend musiziert” and “Prima la musica” in Austria and Germany.
Patrick Lechner regularly holds master classes in Europe and Asia, among them at the music festival „Allegro Vivo“ and the International piano festival “Young Pianists Worldwide" in Vienna. He is also in demand as a jury member for the major German national competition „Jugend musiziert“.
Currently he is completing his doctoral degree on a full scholarship at the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, under Awadagin Pratt.
Born in Austria, Patrick Lechner studied in Salzburg, Munich and Vienna. Among his teachers were Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, Thomas Böckheler and Noel Flores. He took part in master classes with Zoltan Kocsis, Mikhail Voskressensky, Emanuel Ax, Michel Béroff, Philippe Entremont and Richard Goode, as well as in the selective International Piano Academy of Sergei Babayan in Cleveland and the Beethoven-masterclass of the Wilhelm-Kempff-Stiftung in Positano with John O' Conor.
He is a prize winner in several international competitions, the Joseph-Dichler Competition in Vienna/Austria, the Chopin International Piano Competition in Hartford/USA, the Münchner Klavierpodium in Munich/Germany, the Concerto Competition in Cincinnati/USA.
In addition, he was awarded the Bösendorfer Scholarship of the Austrian Music Universities and the "Großer Steinway Förderpreis".
Patrick Lechner frequently concertizes throughout Europe, the USA, Korea and China. He collaborated with prominent musicians, such as the conductors Martin Wettges, Maxim Heller, Aik Khai Pung, the violinists Kai Gleusteen, Ekatherina Frolova (Vienna Philharmonic), Korbinian Altenberger (concertmaster of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra), the Cellist Vladan Koci and the Tenor Erkan Aki.