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.
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