(c) Jean-Baptiste Millot

Nikolai Lugansky

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Biography

Described by Gramophone as “the most trailblazing and meteoric performer of all” Nikolai Lugansky is a pianist of extraordinary depth and versatility.

He regularly works with top level conductors such as Osmo Vänskä, Yuri Temirkanov, Mikhail Pletnev, Gianandrea Noseda and Vladimir Jurowski. Concerto highlights for the 2018/19 season include performances with the Minnesota Orchestra, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Russian National Orchestra, Orquesta Nacional de España, Iceland and Bamberg symphonies. A tour with Orchestre National de France took him to China and then onto Taipei and Japan with St Petersburg Philharmonic.

A regular recitalist the world over, upcoming performances include the International Piano Series in London, Amsterdam’s Muziekgebouw, Paris’ Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and a residency at Flagey in…

Described by Gramophone as “the most trailblazing and meteoric performer of all” Nikolai Lugansky is a pianist of extraordinary depth and versatility.

He regularly works with top level conductors such as Osmo Vänskä, Yuri Temirkanov, Mikhail Pletnev, Gianandrea Noseda and Vladimir Jurowski. Concerto highlights for the 2018/19 season include performances with the Minnesota Orchestra, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Russian National Orchestra, Orquesta Nacional de España, Iceland and Bamberg symphonies. A tour with Orchestre National de France took him to China and then onto Taipei and Japan with St Petersburg Philharmonic.

A regular recitalist the world over, upcoming performances include the International Piano Series in London, Amsterdam’s Muziekgebouw, Paris’ Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and a residency at Flagey in Brussels. He regularly appears at some of the world's most distinguished festivals, including the Aspen, Tanglewood Ravinia and Verbier festivals. Chamber music collaborators include Vadim Repin, Alexander Kniazev, Mischa Maisky and Leonidas Kavakos.

Nikolai Lugansky has won a number of awards for his many recordings. His recital CD featuring Rachmaninov's Piano Sonatas won the "Diapason d’Or", whilst his recording of concertos by Grieg and Prokofiev with Kent Nagano and the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin was a Gramophone "Editor’s Choice". His earlier recordings have also won a number of awards. Lugansky has recently signed an exclusive contract with harmonia mundi and his most recent disc of Rachmaninov’s 24 Preludes, released in April 2018, met with enthusiastic reviews. He was described as having “an ability to enchant the ear... with a deep feeling for the music” (The Financial Times). His recording of solo piano music by Debussy was released in the 2018 anniversary year.

Lugansky is Artistic Director of the Tambov Rachmaninov Festival and is also a supporter of, and regular performer at, the Rachmaninov Estate and Museum of Ivanovka. Nikolai Lugansky studied at Moscow’s Central Music School and the Moscow Conservatoire where his teachers included Tatiana Kestner, Tatiana Nikolayeva and Sergei Dorensky. He was awarded the honour of People’s Artist of Russia in April 2013.

(c) Marco Borggreve

…among today’s pianists Nikolai Lugansky is as formidably equipped as any. He has the Russian sound at his fingertips, the virtuosity, a deep feeling for the music, and the ability to enchant the ear in the slower pieces as if sprinkling magic from a Russian fairytale. Try the delicate G Major Prelude in the second set, bewitching and irresistible.

10.04.2020

Nikolai Lugansky receives "Diapason D’Or"
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Repertoire

Concerto Repertoire (Selection)
   
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 & 5
  Triple Concerto
Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 & 2
Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1 & 2
Grieg Piano Concerto
Medtner Piano Concerto No. 3
Mozart Piano Concerto KV459, KV466, KV467, KV491
Prokfiev Piano Concerto No. 1-5
Rachmaninov Paganini Variations
  Piano Concerto No. 1-4
Ravel Piano Concerto for the Left Hand
Schumann Piano Concerto
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1
   
Recital Programmes (Selection)
   
Beethoven Piano Sonata, op.109
Franck Prelude, Chorale and Fuge
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Beethoven Piano Sonata, op.101
Beethoven Piano Sonata, op. 57 "Appassionata"
   
Franck Prelude, Chorale and Fuge
Scriabin Etudes (selection)
Scriabin Piano Sonata No. 3
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Glasunow Piano Sonata No. 2
Rachmaninov    Préludes, op.23
   
Chamber Music Repertoire (Selection)
   
Fauré Piano Quartet No. 1
Brahms Piano Quartet No. 3
Schumann Piano Quartet