Russian pianist, prizewinner at, among others, the Leipzig Bach and Moscow Rachmaninov competitions. His CDs have won him 3 Diapason d’Or and a Deutsche Schallplattenkritik prize.
Nikolaï LuganskyNov. 4, 2007
Nikolaï Lugansky was born in Moscow in 1972. At the age of 5, he showed signs of innate musicality and two years later, he entered the Central School of Music in Moscow, studying with Tatiana Kestner and subsequently with Tatiana Nikolayeva. In 1988, he won the First Prize at the All-Union Competition in Tbilisi and the Silver Medal at the eighth International Bach Competition in Leipzig, followed by the Second Prize at the Rachmaninov Competition in Moscow in 1990. In 1992, he received a special prize, Best Pianist, at the International Summer Academy Mozarteum in Salzburg. Now acknowledged as one of the world's great interpreters of the piano repertoire, he regularly works with prominent conductors of major orchestras. His concerts, recitals, and chamber music performances throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas have brought him great critical acclaim. Among his recording prizes are three Diapason d’Or, and a Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik.

LMMC debut.

lugansky.homestead.com

PROGRAMME:

SCHUMANN     Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Opus 26 (1839)

                            Phantasiebilder:
                                  Allegro
                                  Romanze
                                  Scherzino
                                  Intermezzo
                                  Finale

RAVEL               Gaspard de la nuit (1908)
                             3 Poèmes pour piano d’après Aloysius Bertrand

                                  Ondine
                                  Le gibet
                                  Scarbo

LISZT                  Années de pèlerinage, S.161 / S.163:
                                  Sposalizio: Andante - Andante quieto - Più lento -
                                      Quasi allegretto mosso - Adagio
                                  Les Jeux d’eau à la Villa d’Este: Allegretto
                                  Sonetto 123 del Petrarca: Lento placido -
                                       Sempre lento - Più lento - (Tempo iniziale)

LISZT                  4 Études d’exécution transcendante, S.139
                                  No. 12   Chasse-Neige: Andante con moto
                                                in B flat minor
                                  No.   5   Feux follets: Allegretto
                                                in B flat major
                                  No. 11   Harmonies du soir: Andantino
                                                in D flat major
                                  No. 10   ‘Appassionata’: Allegro agitato molto
                                                in F minor