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Russian National Orchestra 02

Supported by Dunard Fund

Tuesday 20 August
  • Running time: 
    2 hours approximately

Conducted by Mikhail Pletnev

Russian pianist Nikolai Lugansky, widely acclaimed for his performances of Rachmaninov’s piano music, brings the passionate, fiery Third Concerto to the Russian National Orchestra’s second Festival concert.

It is considered one of the most technically challenging concertos in the repertoire, combining astonishing virtuosity with passages of luminous lyricism. Lugansky’s previous performances and recordings of the Concerto have earnt him widespread admiration for his immaculate technique and glittering pianistic brilliance.

Mikhail Pletnev brings his powerful Russian-themed concerts to a resounding conclusion with the First Symphony by Russian composer and visionary Alexander Scriabin, a transcendental piece whose lush, colourful music and grand, choral finale form a visionary hymn to the power of art.

Usher Hall

Lothian Road

Supported by
Dunard Fund



Russian National Orchestra

Conducted by Mikhail Pletnev

Nikolai Lugansky Piano
Svetlana Sozdateleva Soprano
Maxim Paster Tenor

Edinburgh Festival Chorus
Christopher Bell Chorus Master

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 3
Scriabin Symphony No 1

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