master class for piano
from 29st Juli to 3rd August 2019
started piano studies at the age of five at the preparatory department of F. Chopin Music College in Moscow – graduation with top honours in 2008 – born into a family of musicians which played a major role in Lukas' swift musical development, in particular the mentorship of his grandmother, Vera Gornostaeva, the prominent teacher and professor at the Moscow Conservatory. This early development helped Lukas become the laureate of several major competitions including the Gina Bachauer Piano Competition in Utah, the Silver medal at the Chopin International Piano Competition in 2010. Two years later he received the German Piano Award in Frankfurt am Main. His most recent victory, and one of the most important, is the Silver Medal at the XV. Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 2015 – concerts with numerous orchestras including the Toronto Symphony, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, NHK Symphony Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Kremerata Baltica, Russian National Orchestra, Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Warsaw Philharmonic, and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, under the batons of conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Mikhail Pletnev, Charles Dutoit, Andrey Boreyko, Saulius Sondeckis, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Antoni Wit, Rafael Payare, and Dmitry Liss, to name but a few – participation in many festivals throughout the world, including the Rheingau, Ruhr and Lockenhaus Music Festivals, La Roque D'Antheron, Piano aux Jacobins, the Auditorium du Louvre and Wigmore Hall, as well as to major concert halls in Russia and South America – many CD recordings such as the complete Rachmaninov Preludes (Piano Classics), “The Emancipation of Dissonance” (works by Desyatnikov, Arzumanov and Ryuabov) and a CD of works for violin and piano with Aylen Pritchin (Melodiya) as well as earlier recordings of Chopin Etudes op. 10 and 25, and Brahms and Beethoven sonatas – many awards such as a “Young Talents” federal grant from the Russian Federation (at the age of 15), the “Gifted Youth of the 21st Century” award (at the age of 17), much praise and many awards in recognition of his talent – since 2015, Lukas has been a featured artist of “Looking at the stars” a philanthropy project based in Toronto, whose purpose is to bring classical music to institutions and organizations (prisons, hospitals and shelters) where people may not have an opportunity to experience it live in a traditional setting.