The most important class, however, for me and for hundreds of other Hungarian musicians, was the chamber-music class. From about the age of fourteen, and until graduation from the Academy, all instrumentalists except the heavy-brass players and percussionists had to participate in this course. Presiding over it for many years was the composer Leó Weiner, who thus exercised an enormous influence on three generations of Hungarian musicians.

Sir Georg Solti
Nikolai Lugansky Piano Recital

19 March 2019, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Nikolai Lugansky Piano Recital

MVM Concerts

Debussy: Suite bergamasque
Debussy: Deux Arabesques
Debussy: L’isle joyeuse

intermission

Scriabin: Piano Sonata No. 2 in G-sharp minor, Op. 19 (‘Sonate-fantasie’)
Scriabin: Préludes (excerpts)
Scriabin: Piano Sonata No. 3 in F-sharp minor, Op. 23

Nikolai Lugansky (piano)

Nikolai Lugansky’s career as a pianist began with a red toy piano that his father gave him at the age of five and a half. Hearing his father’s off-key play, the precocious child showed him which keys to strike in order to obtain a good tune. From here, it was a straight line to becoming a musician: music school, competitions, then in 1996 debuting at the Hollywood Bowl at a concert on the tour of the Kirov Theatre Orchestra under the baton of Valery Gergiev. Since then, Lugansky has appeared on numerous stages with leading orchestras; he has also been to Hungary several times. His Rachmaninov and Chopin recordings are especially highly rated. Besides performing and recording, the Russian artist teaches at the Moscow Conservatory as assistant to professor Sergei Dorensky.

Presented by

Besszer Concert, Liszt Academy Concert Centre

Tickets:

HUF 3 000, 4 000, 5 000, 6 000, 8 000, 10 000