Within the framework of the music program at the Ohrid Summer Festival tonight on the podium in the church “St. Sophia” starting at 9 pm will perform the Russian virtuoso of the piano Nikolai Luganski. The program includes works by Claude Debussy, Alexander Skryabin and Sergei Rachmaninov.
Nikolai Luganski is described as a pianist with exceptional refinement and sensitivity, with “crystal beauty” in playing similar to that of the great Mozart and Chopin, as well as the virtuosity that reminds Rachmaninov and Prokofiev. He studied at the Moscow Conservatory in the class of prominent professors – Tatiana Kestner, Tatiana Nikolaeva and Sergey Dorenski. During his career he performed in some of the most prestigious halls in the world “Wigmore Hall” in London, “Konzerthaus” in Berlin, “Theatre des Champs-Elysees” in Paris, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, the Great Hall of the Philharmonic of St. Petersburg and others, and collaborated with some of the most important orchestras: the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, the Russian National Orchestra, the Budapest Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, and others.
Except as a soloist, Luganski performs as a chamber musician with performers such as: Misha Maysky, Vadim Repin, Aleksander Knyazev. He is also a frequent guest on some of the most famous festivals in the world, including the The Proms concerts held in London, the International Piano Festival in La Rock Dantaron, France, the Music Festival in Raingau, Germany, the Edinburgh International Festival in Scotland and many others, and also appears as artistic director of the festival “Rakhmaninov” in Tambov. He has received numerous awards and recognitions, including “Artist of the People of Russia” in 2013.