Festivals & Series

Nikolai Lugansky, piano

Skyline Piano Artist Series

Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 7:30pm CST

Galvin Recital Hall

“His performances were exemplary in tonal clarity, textural richness, and what George Bernard Shaw used to call 'marksmanship.'”
Seattle Times

Described by Gramophone as "the most trailblazing and meteoric performer of all," Nikolai Lugansky is a pianist of extraordinary depth and versatility. Concerto highlights for the 2018-19 season include performances with the Minnesota Orchestra, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Russian National Orchestra, Orquesta Nacional de España, and the Iceland and Bamberg symphonies. He regularly appears at some of the world's most distinguished festivals, including Aspen, Tanglewood, Ravinia, and Verbier. In 2001 Lugansky’s recital CD featuring Rachmaninov's Piano Sonatas won the Diapason d'Or, and his recording of concertos by Grieg and Prokofiev with Kent Nagano and the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin was a Gramophone Editor's Choice. In April 2013 Lugansky was awarded the honor of People's Artist of Russia.

Program to include Beethoven Piano Sonatas Nos. 30, 28, and 23 ("Appassionata"), in addition to César Franck's Prélude, Fugue and Variations.

Due to overwhelming demand, Skyline Piano Artist Series subscriptions are sold out. Single tickets are $30 for the general public and $10 for students with valid ID.

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Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall


70 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
United States

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Located in the Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, this 400-seat hall features a 40-foot glass wall offering views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. Undulating walls of Forest Stewardship Council–certified wood, covered with a thin layer of African moabi wood, provide optimal acoustics, and the hall is equipped with state-of-the-art sound and video equipment for recording.