I remember Minsk rhapsody
Nikolay Lugansky to perform at the Yuri Bashmet International Music Festival, to be held in Minsk
Minsk will host the Yuri Bashmet International Music Festival for the 11th time. It is scheduled for September 30th-October 11th and its programme remains a secret. However, it’s known that the world’s most popular pianist, Nikolay Lugansky, will take part: on October 1st, he’ll give a concert at the State Philarmonic, as part of the Piano Forte Legends festival series.
“The musician has already participated in our festival with solo performances but, this time, something new will be presented,” the festival organiser and Belarusian piano player, Rostislav Krimer, commented. “Audiences will enjoy two concerts for piano and orchestra on a single night.”
Minskers will hear Sergey Prokofiev’s third piano forte concert followed by Sergey Rakhmaninov’s Paganini-based rhapsody. “Two weeks later, Nikolay Lugansky will perform them in Berlin and Athens but the Belarusian capital will pioneer it,” Mr. Krimer proudly admitted.
Tickets to the autumn festival are already on sale. Nikolay Lugansky has been called the most romantic pianist of our age.
Nikolay Lugansky is a Russian People’s Artiste, a pianist and a soloist of the Moscow State Philharmonic. He was born on April 26th, 1972 in Moscow. He became a laureate of Tchaikovsky and Rakhmaninov piano competitions in Russia and Berlin’s Bach competition. Nikolay is among the most popular pianists in the world and his schedule of tours is planned several years in advance.
By Yelena Karlina