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09.30.13
Nikolai Lugansky
LSO/Noseda/Lugansky – review
The Guardian
08.16.13
Nikolai Lugansky
EIF: Nikolai Lugansky
Herald Scotland
08.15.13
Donald Runnicles, Alexandre Tharaud, Emanuel Ax, Nikolai Lugansky, Vilde Frang, Daniel Hope, Leonidas Kavakos, Ian Bostridge
Congratulations to the 2013 Echo Klassik Award Winners
08.05.13
Nikolai Lugansky
Proms diary: the RSNO performs Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky and a world premiere
BBC Music Magazine
11.09.12
Nikolai Lugansky
Listen to two tracks from Nikolai Lugansky's new Rachmaninov album
Gramophone
10.26.12
Nikolai Lugansky
Lugansky brings his own perfect pianistic storm to Miami audience
South Florida Classical Review
10.19.12
Nikolai Lugansky
Dutoit expands his presence in leading the BSO
Boston Globe
10.16.12
Nikolai Lugansky
Lugansky to perform his acclaimed Rachmaninoff for Boston Symphony debut
Boston Classical Review
10.11.12
Nikolai Lugansky
Rachmaninov: Piano Sonatas 1 & 2 – review
The Guardian (UK)
04.13.12
Nikolai Lugansky
WATCH NIKOLAI LUGANSKY PERFORM WITH SVERDLOVSK PHILHARMONIC
04.06.12
Nikolai Lugansky
Lugansky makes triumphant CSO debut with powerhouse Rachmaninoff
Chicago Classical Review
04.06.12
Nikolai Lugansky
CSO debut: Pianist Lugansky shows Russian school still thrives with grand Rachmaninoff
Chicago On the Aisle
10.11.11
Nikolai Lugansky
Debussy: Images; Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3
MusicalCriticism.com
09.28.11
Nikolai Lugansky
All-Liszt program launches Nikolai Lugansky’s exclusive recording deal with Naïve
The Classical Review
07.06.11
Nikolai Lugansky, Vilde Frang
VILDE FRANG & NIKOLAI LUGANSKY WIN EDISON KLASSIEK AWARDS
Edison Klassiek
04.15.11
Nikolai Lugansky, St. Petersburg Philharmonic
Finding the Soul of Russia Everywhere
New York Times
04.11.11
Nikolai Lugansky, St. Petersburg Philharmonic
St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Nikolai Lugansky give lush reading of Rachmaninoff concerto at Kravis
Palm Beach Daily News
04.03.11
Nikolai Lugansky, St. Petersburg Philharmonic
St. Petersburg Philharmonic shines at Hill Auditorium with Rachmaninoff, Rimsky-Korsakov
AnnArbor.com
01.12.11
Nikolai Lugansky
Nikolai Lugansky, Queen Elizabeth Hall, review
Telegraph (UK)
10.22.10
Nikolai Lugansky
Sequence of moods with Vladimir Ashkenazy
London Evening Standard
07.04.10
Nikolai Lugansky
Nikolai Lugansky in a diverse Chopin program of suave and supple colors.
Audiophile Audition
05.29.10
Nikolai Lugansky
A bit of Rachmaninoff magic
Philadelphia Inquirer
05.28.10
Nikolai Lugansky
Music review of the Philadelphia Orchestra at Strathmore
Washington Post
05.24.10
Nikolai Lugansky
A Pianist Chooses a Light Touch Over Heavy Hands
The New York Times
04.23.10
Nikolai Lugansky
Chopin: Piano Sonata No 3, CD review
Telegraph (UK)
03.03.10
Nikolai Lugansky
Philharmonia Orchestra/Nelsons
Financial Times (UK)
02.20.10
Nikolai Lugansky
Charles Dutoit with the Los Angeles Philharmonic
The Los Angeles Times
12.23.09
Nikolai Lugansky
Nikolai Lugansky: NIKOLAI LUGANSKY RECITAL on MEDICI
Fanfare Magazine
12.04.09
Nikolai Lugansky
CBSO/Great Romantics at Symphony Hall
The Birmingham Post
11.09.09
Nikolai Lugansky
Philharmonia/Pletnev at the Festival Hall, London SE1
Times Online (UK)
11.08.09
Nikolai Lugansky
Philharmonia Orchestra/Pletnev Nikolai Lugansky
Classicalsource.com
04.05.08
Nikolai Lugansky
CSO sparkles in Europe
Cincinnati Enquirer
03.28.08
Nikolai Lugansky
CSO's primed for Europe
Cincinnati Enquirer
11.10.07
Nikolai Lugansky
PSO Reveiw: Pianist impresses on, off stage
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
04.13.06
Nikolai Lugansky
Clear ideas and Romantic fire
The Globe & Mail
04.04.06
Nikolai Lugansky
Piano Playing of the Highest Order
The New York Sun

Nikolai Lugansky, already a major artist, has been hailed as the “next” in a line of great Russian pianists by his former teacher, the renowned pedagogue, Tatiana Nikolaeva. He has been described as “a pianistic phenomenon of exceptional class” by the Netherlands’ NRC Handelsblad and as “riveting” and “stand out” by London’s Telegraph.

Known for his superb interpretations of Rachmaninoff, Mr. Lugansky has been a prizewinner in several international competitions, including the International Bach Competition in Leipzig in 1988, the All-Union Rachmaninoff Competition in 1990, and the Tchaikovsky International Competition in 1994. He made his American debut at the Hollywood Bowl in 1996 as a part of a tour with the Kirov Orchestra and Valery Gergiev.

Mr. Lugansky has appeared with major symphony orchestras worldwide, including the Orchestre National de France, the Orchestre de Paris, the Philharmonia, London Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, and Russian National orchestras; the Berlin, Milan, City of Birmingham, Chicago and San Francisco symphony orchestras; the Monte Carlo, Dresden, Los Angeles, Munich, Rotterdam, St. Petersburg and Tokyo philharmonics; and the Philadelphia, Royal Concertgebouw in repertoire as diverse as Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Brahms, Beethoven, Mozart, Schumann, Grieg, Chopin, Ravel, Tchaikovsky and Liszt ... read full bio