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Nikolai Lugansky

Sunday May 24 2020
20.15 h – Main Hall– Royal Concertgebouw

Available in series A and series B.  Single tickets available.

PROGRAMME

Alexander Skrjabin Sonata no. 2 in G-sharp minor., op. 19
Etudes, op. 8 (selection)
Sonata no. 3 in F-sharp minor., op. 23
César Franck Prélude, Fugue & Variation (arr. Harold Bauer)
Claude Debussy Estampes
Sergei Rachmaninov Preludes, op. 23

Programme subject to change

1e rang € 54,00  – CJP/65+ € 42,00
2e rang € 43,50  – CJP/65+ € 33,50

BIOGRAPHY

Nikolai Lugansky – Romantic virtuoso with a copper-coloured touch

His musical temperament and his technique make him, together with Sokolov and Kissin, the ideal successors of the great Russian pianists of the last century. Lugansky has great success on all the important podiums, but has no star pretensions whatsoever. Nikolai Lugansky, “Kolya” as his family and friends call him, looks rather modest, almost nondescript, but under his skin lurks a whirlwind of musical desire to hurl his story from behind the piano into the world.

Nikolai Lugansky was born in 1972, at the time when the Communist Party under the leadership of Leonid Breznjev was at the height of its power. Father and mother Lugansky both worked in Moscow at the university. At a very young age it was apparent that their son had an extraordinary musical talent. At age five Lugansky got his first piano lessons. Eleven years later he won an important concours in Leipzig and in 1994 he experienced his major breakthrough when the jury of the famous International Tsjaikovsky Competition declared him the winner, and compared him with such prominent figures as Sviatoslav Richter and Emil Gilels.

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Season Tickets

season tickets available until 31-10

Series A

€ 535

12 recitals – 30% discount

Series B

€ 310

6 recitals – 20% discount

Series C

€ 310

6 recitals – 20% discount