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Nikolai Lugansky

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Nikolai Lugansky is really a Russian pianist, well known for his insightful performances of Intimate music. A indigenous of Moscow, he was created to several research researchers. At age 5, he trained himself to try out a Beethoven sonata by hearing, and this resulted in acquiring lessons from his neighbor, composer and pianist Sergei Ipatov. Later on, he went to the Moscow Central Music College as well as the Moscow Conservatory, learning piano with Tatiana Kestner, Tatiana Nikolaeva, and Sergei Dorensky. A dynamic competitor, he received first prize in the All-Union Competition in Tbilisi as well as the metallic medal in the 8th International Bach Competition in Leipzig, both in 1988, and received the second reward in the Rachmaninov Competition in Moscow in 1990. Lugansky was called greatest pianist in 1992 in the International Summer time Academy Mozarteum in Salzburg. After dealing with foot and back again accidental injuries in 1993, he received the 1994 Tchaikovsky Piano Competition. Like a concerto soloist, Lugansky offers performed with Riccardo Chailly, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Valery Gergiev, Kurt Masur, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Edo de Waart, Leonard Slatkin, and several other conductors. Furthermore to his occupied concert schedule, he’s an accompanist for most music artists, including Anna Netrebko, Joshua Bell, Mischa Maisky, Yuri Bashmet, Vadim Repin, among others. Lugansky started documenting with Melodiya and Vanguard Classics, starting a fruitful documenting career over time with Warner Classics, PentaTone, Erato, Deutsche Grammophon, and Naïve.

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Full Name Nikolai Lugansky
Profession Pianist
Education Moscow Conservatory
Nationality Russian
Children Anna Luganskaya, Ivan Lugansky, Dmitry Lugansky
Music Songs Nocturne No.8 In D Flat Major Op.27 No.2, Études d'exécution transcendante, S. 139: No. 12, Chasse-neige, 24 Preludes Op.28 : No.4 In E Minor, Piano Sonata No.14 in C sharp minor Op.27 No.2, 'Moonlight' : I Adagio sostenuto, Ballade No.3 In A Flat Minor Op.47, Études d'exécution transcendante, S. 139: No. 10, Allegro agitato molto, Wagner-Liszt Album: Isolda's love-death, Nocturne No.13 In C Minor Op.48 No.1, 10 Preludes Op.23 : No.4 in D major, 10 Preludes Op.23 : No.5 in G minor, 10 Preludes Op.23 : No.2 in B flat major, Ballade No.4 In F Minor Op.52, 24 Preludes Op.28 : No.7 In A Major, Étude en La mineur, Op. 25 No. 11, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Op.43 : X Variation No.18, 24 Preludes Op.28 : No.15 In D Flat Major, 'Raindrop', Étude en Si mineur, Op. 25 No. 10, Fantaisie-impromptu in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 66: Fantaisie-impromptu in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 66, Études-Tableaux, Opus 39, 24 Preludes Op.28 : No.6 In B Minor, Études-Tableaux, Opus 33, Années de pèlerinage II, S. 161: No. 1, Sposalizio, 5 Morceaux de fantaisie Op.3 : No.2 Prelude in C sharp minor, 6 Moments musicaux Op.16 : No.4 in E minor, Années de pèlerinage I, S. 160: No. 6, Vallée d'Obermann, 6 Moments musicaux Op.16 : No.3 in B minor, 24 Preludes Op.28 : No.2 In A Minor, Grand Sonata in G Major, Op. 37, TH 139: I. Moderato e risoluto, Études d'exécution transcendante, S. 139: No. 5, Feux follets, The Seasons, Op. 37a, TH 135: No. 6 in G Minor, June. Barcarolle, Rachmaninov : 10 Preludes Op.23 : No.9 in E flat minor, Années de pèlerinage II, S. 161: No. 6, Sonetto 123 del Petrarca
Albums Rachmaninov: Préludes & Moments Musicaux, Rachmaninov : Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Chopin: The Piano Concertos, Piano Concertos nos. 2 & 4, Piano Sonatas 1 & 2, Rachmaninov : Piano Concertos Nos 2 & 4, Rachmaninov: Sonatas, Rachmaninov : 10 Preludes Op.23, Liszt: Piano Works, Prokofiev, Grieg: Piano Concertos, Chopin : Preludes, Ballades Nos 3 & 4, Nocturnes, Concertos for 2 & 3 Pianos, Prokofiev : 10 Pieces from Romeo & Juliet, Prokofiev : Piano Sonata No.6, Beethoven : Piano Sonata No.7 in D major Op.10 No.3, Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 3, Fantasie-impromptu, Prélude, Nocturne, et al., Chopin : 24 Preludes Op.28, Nocturnes Opp.48:1, 27:2, 62:2, Ballades Opp.47, 52, Chopin: The Poor, Sad Angel - A Chopin Recital, Rachmaninov : Variations on a Theme of Chopin, Britten: Double Concerto, Sinfonietta, Young Apollo & 2 Portraits, Rachmaninov: Suite No. 1 & 2 for Two Pianos, Beethoven : Piano Sonata No.23 in F minor Op.57, 'Appassionata', Chopin : Etudes, Rachmaninov : Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Études (feat. piano: Nikolai Lugansky), Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini / Variations n a Theme of Corelli / Variations n a Theme of Chopin, Piano Sonatas 4 & 6 / Ten Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, Rachmaninov: Nikolai Lugansky Plays / Études-Tableaux, Op. 33 & 39, Prokofiev : Piano Sonata No.4, Schubert: Piano Sonata, D. 958 & 4 Impromptus, D. 935, Mozart: Concertos for Pianos and Orchestra (Live), Tchaikovsky: Grand Sonata Nikolai Lugansky (Piano), Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 7 & 10, Piano Concertos, Piano Concertos (complete) / Paganini Rhapsody, Nikolai Lugansky plays Rachmaninov: Études-tableaux (complete), Rachmaninov : Paganini, Corelli & Chopin Variations, Études-tableaux / Preludes (complete), Chopin / Rachmaninov / Beethoven / Prokofiev, Rachmaninov : 6 moments musicaux Op.16, Piano Concertos 1–4 / Paganini Rhapsody / Chopin Variations / Corelli Variations, Tchaikovsky: Grand Sonata & The Seasons, Piano Sonatas 7, 14 "Moonlight", 22, 23 "Appassionata", The 4 Piano Concertos / The 3 Symphonies, Prokofiev : Piano Sonatas 4 & 6, Romeo & Juliet selection, Chopin: Sonata No. 3, Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos 3 & 4

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