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05.16.14
Nikolai Lugansky
Nikolai Lugansky review – dazzling technique in a dark programme
The Guardian
05.04.14
Nikolai Lugansky
Concert Review: Pianist Nikolai Lugansky at Orchestra Hall
Chicago Tribune
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

Capable of great refinement and sensitivity in Mozart and Chopin, and breathtaking virtuosity and “crystalline beauty” (The Financial Times) in Rachmaninov and Prokofiev, Nikolai Lugansky is a pianist of extraordinary depth and versatility.

This summer will see his debuts at the festivals of Aspen and Tanglewood. Concerto highlights for the 2014/15 season and beyond include returns to the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and Orchestre de Paris. Lugansky also undertakes tours with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (Charles Dutoit) in the US and the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra (Vasily Petrenko), Russian National Orchestra (Mikhail Pletnev) and St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra (Yuri Temirkanov).

Upcoming recital and chamber music performances include the Alte Oper Frankfurt, London’s Wigmore Hall, the Konzerthaus Berlin, Vienna’s Konzerthaus, Paris’ Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, New York's 92nd St. Y, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire and the Great Hall of the St Petersburg Philharmonia. His chamber music collaborators include Mischa Maisky, Vadim Repin and Alexander Kniazev. Lugansky regularly appears at some of the world's most distinguished festivals, including the BBC Proms, La Roque d’Anthéron, and the Verbier, Rheingau and Edinburgh International festivals ... read full bio