Nicolas Lugansky: The piano prince at the Palace of Monaco

The magnificent Russian virtuoso, Nicolas Lugansky, will perform one of the most famous concertos, the third of Rachmaninov, on Thursday evening as part of the summer concerts at the Prince’s Palace in Monaco.

Nicolas Lugansky is playing the Rachmaninov concerto: that will undoubtedly be one of the classic musical events of the summer in our region. It will happen this Thursday night in the main courtyard of the Prince’s Palace.

The concerto in question will be Rachmaninov’s third. Brimming with lyricism and romance, it is considered one of the most difficult of the piano repertoire, because of its extreme virtuosity.

The “struggle” between the pianist and the orchestra in this monumental and abundant work resembles a kind of heroic dimension.

The pianist Nicolas Lugansky, who is one of the best international pianists today, has all the panache and all the brio necessary to assume this feat, while going, also, to seek his inspiration deep in the Slavic soul.


During the same concert, we hear the Second Symphony of the Russian composer Alexander Borodin. He is the famous composer chemist who is also known for his symphonic poem. In the steppes of Central Asia or for his opera Prince Igor (which includes its famous ” Polovtsian dances “). This symphony is inspired by themes of imperial “old Russia”. It exalts a certain idea of ​​the romanticism of the 19th century.

This Russian music concert will be conducted by a conductor who knows this repertoire on his fingertips – and even to the end of his wand. Alexander Vedernikov has directed on many international stages such as London operas, from Paris, New York, and La Scala in Milan. He has, for the last year, been the chief conductor of the Royal Danish Opera.

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Thursday, 9:30 pm, Prince’s Palace.
Rates: from 20 to 100 euros.