Nikolai Lugansky, piano
As part of the Piano Masters Series in The International Concert Series 2012/2013
Janácek In the Mists
Liszt/Wagner Isolde’s Liebestod
Liszt Les jeux d’eau de la Villa d’Este
Liszt Vallée d’Obermann
Rachmaninov Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 28
Nikolai Lugansky was born in Moscow on the 26th April, 1972. At the age of seven, Nikolai entered the Central School of Music in Moscow and studied with Tatiana Kestner and then with Tatiana Nikolaeva. During the '80s and early '90s, Lugansky won prizes at numerous piano competitions including First Prize, All-Union Competition in Tbilisi & Silver Medal at the 8th International Bach Competition in Leipzig in 1988; Second Prize in the Rachmaninov Competition in Moscow in 1990 and Silver Medal in 10th International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 1994.
Lugansky regularly appears at some of the world's most distinguished festivals, including the BBC Proms, La Roque d'Anthéron, Verbier, Baden Baden, Salzburg, Edinburgh International Festival and the Kissinger Sommerfest.
Last season saw him make his debut with Washington’s National Symphony Orchestra and Thomas Dausgaard, as well as concerts with City of Birmingham Symphony, Orchestra with Nelsons, SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg and Kazushi Ono and Israel Philharmonic Orchestra with Kirill Petrenko.
Highlights for the 2011/12 season and beyond include concerto projects with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and Andris Nelsons, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Vasily Petrenko, Philharmonia Orchestra and Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich and NHK Symphony Orchestra all with Charles Dutoit; recitals at the St Petersburg Philharmonia, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Moscow State Conservatoire, London’s Wigmore Hall, Prague’s Rudolfinum and the Wiener Konzerthaus; and chamber music collaborations with Vadim Repin and Leonidas Kavakos.
Nikolai Lugansky makes his National Concert Hall International Concert Series debut with a programme of Janácek, Liszt & Rachmaninov.
Presented by The National Concert Hall