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Nikolai Lugansky is a pianist of extraordinary depth and versatility, capable of great refinement and sensitivity in Mozart and Chopin. Recent highlights include a North American tour with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic and Yuri Temirkanov, debuts with the Berlin Philharmonic and Vienna Symphony, and return engagements with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Philadelphia Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony. He continues his cycle of the complete Prokofiev piano concertos with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the composer’s birth. Recital and chamber music highlights include the Alte Oper Frankfurt, London’s Wigmore Hall, and Paris’s Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, among others. His chamber music collaborators include Mischa Maisky, Vadim Repin, and Alexander Kniazev. Mr. Lugansky regularly appears at some of the world's most distinguished festivals, including La Roque d’Anthéron, Verbier, and the AMFS. His recordings have received the Diapason d’Or, ECHO Klassik Award, Gramophone Editor’s Choice, and BBC Music Magazine Award. Mr. Lugansky is artistic director of the Tambov Rachmaninoff Festival. He studied at Moscow’s Central Music School and the Moscow Conservatory where his teachers included Tatiana Kestner, Tatiana Nikolayeva, and Sergei Dorensky. He was awarded the honor of People’s Artist of Russia in April 2013.

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