Recitalist Series

Nikolai Lugansky, piano

Nikolai Lugansky, piano
Sunday, February 9, 2025 / 2:00 p.m.
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

“The pianist of the overwhelming sensitivity, who puts forward not himself, but the music.” – Daily Telegraph

Praised as “one of the most outstanding artists of our epoch” (Le Monde), Nikolai Lugansky is a pianist of extraordinary depth and versatility. Regularly appearing with major orchestras across the globe, this is a special opportunity to experience Lugansky’s divine interpretations in the intimate Terrace Theater – his first return to Washington Performing Arts since his 1996 Hayes Piano Series debut. Often celebrated for the deftness by which he approaches Rachmaninov’s cannon, Lugansky offers an unconventionally special program rooted in the Romantic music of Mendelssohn and Wagner. Hear the rolling melodies of Mendelssohn’s Songs Without Words, written while and influenced by the composers tour of Italy, Switzerland, and Germany; plus Wagner’s Brünnhilde and Siegfried’s love duet, Siegfried’s Rhine Journey, and Lugansky’s own transcription of Wagner’s 4 Scenes from Götterdämmerung.

This performance is an external rental presented in coordination with the Kennedy Center Campus Rentals Office and is not produced by the Kennedy Center.

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