Introduction

Clarity, elegance, poetry, complete freedom and complete virtuosity. Contemporary descriptions of Frédéric Chopin's performances as a pianist could also be applied to the prowess of pianist Nikolai Lugansky. A full-blooded recipient of a Russian piano education and specialist in romantic piano music, Lugansky is the ideal interpreter for a concerto composed and premiered by Chopin at a young age.

Silhouettes and Shadows, The Dark Tower, The Last Unicorn, Concerto Grosso, concertos, trios… The list of works by Slovenian composer Nina Šenk, who opens the concert, reflect her preference for both tradition and abstract and poetic expression. ECHO II is an intense echo study that allows the orchestra to shine in all its colours.

Conductor Tianyi Lu made her Hollywood Bowl debut in summer 2021, convincing audiences with her strong yet sensitive command of the orchestra.

Artists

Tianyi Lu
conductor
Nikolai Lugansky
piano

Programme

    19:00
    Nina Šenk
    ECHO II
    Frédéric Chopin
    Piano Concerto No. 1
    21:00
    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
    Schéhérazade
Series III
Musiikkitalo Concert Hall
Tianyi Lu
Nikolai Lugansky
Nina Šenk
ECHO II
Frédéric Chopin
Piano Concerto No. 1
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Schéhérazade