Artist Profile of Russian pianist Nikolai Lugansky written for German music magazine Klassik Heute, by Peter Schlueer.
Nikolai Lugansky's victory at the 10th International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, 1994, earned him instant worldwide recognition. Read about Lugansky's long lasting connection to Sergei Rachmaninoff, whose complete Etudes-Tableaux he recorded at the age of 19. The pianist talks about his student years at the Moscow Conservatory and the vital influence his famous teacher Tatjana Nikolayeva had on his understanding of music and art in general.
Read about Nikolai Lugansky's approach to Chopin's complete Etudes, Schumann's Symphonic Etudes, Beethoven's Sonata in E major, op. 109, Tchaikovsky's rarely played Piano Concerto No. 2, as well as Rachmaninoff's Moments Musicaux op. 16 and Preludes op. 23.
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