November 9, 2011

Pianist Nikolai Lugansky to perform Chopin, Liszt

Pianist Nikolai Lugansky will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, at Meany Hall. Capable of great refinement and sensitivity in Chopin and Mozart, and breathtaking virtuosity in Liszt and Rachmaninov, Lugansky is a pianist of extraordinary depth and versatility. His orchestral collaborations include such luminaries as conductors Charles Dutoit, Kent Nagano, and Kurt Masur.

Nikolai Lugansky

Nikolai Lugansky

Lugansky, already a major artist, has been hailed as the “next” in a line of great Russian pianists by his former teacher, the renowned pedagogue, Tatiana Nikolaeva. He has been described as “a pianistic phenomenon of exceptional class” by the Netherlands NRC Handelsblad and as “riveting” and “stand out” by Londons Telegraph.

For his Meany concert, Lugansky will play five pieces by Chopin and four by Liszt.

Tickets are $37 ($20 for students) and may be purchased by phone at 206-543-4880, online, or in person at the UW Arts Ticket Office.