Heralded for “magic of music-making at its finest” (Keyboard Charitable Trust) and praised as “Exceptional talent” (The Scotsman), Nikita Lukinov is one of the most exciting pianists of a younger generation residing in Scotland. In recent years he performed as a soloist in the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, France, Poland, Croatia, Germany and Russia, appearing at Wigmore Hall, Southbank Centre, Kings Place, Fazioli Hall, Tchaikovsky Conservatoire in Moscow.
In March 2022 Nikita performed Beethoven 2nd Piano Concerto with the Royal College of Music Prince Consort Orchestra under the baton of Simon Crawford-Phillips and later at the Southbank Centre in London. Highlights of the 2021-22 season include:
1st Prize at “Sheepdrove” UK Intercollegiate Competition, 2021; GranPrix at the International Competition “Tokyo Stars”, Japan 2021; 2nd Prize at the Franz Liszt International Piano Competition, Spain 2021. In Summer 2021 Nikita was a part of the Verbier Festival in Switzerland - the world’s leading classical music festival.
Nikita is a recipient of scholarships from Voronezh’s State “For outstanding cultural achievements”; Liechtenstein Academy of Music, The Kathleen Trust, Drake Calleja Fund, Robert Turnbull Piano Foundation. Nikita is one of the musicians at the Talent Unlimited and Live Music Now Scotland schemes./p>
A disciple of the Russian Piano School Nikita Lukinov has started his musical education in the class of Prof. Svetlana Semenkova at the age of six in Voronezh, Russia. At the age of 14 Nikita won a full scholarship to study at the Purcell School in London in the class of Prof. Tatiana Sarkissova. In 2017 Nikita won a full scholarship to study Bachelor Degree at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) with Prof. Petras Geniušas.
Nikita is currently pursuing his Master Degree at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland on a full scholarship from ABRSM. His debut CD is scheduled for release in Autumn 2022 with KNS Classical label.