Nikita Lukinov at the National Liberal Club
‘A supreme stylist astonishes and seduces’
A full house for Nikita Lukinov at the Liberal Club with a display of a supreme stylist blessed with an elegance and a kaleidoscopic range of sounds.
Schumann’s Symphonic Studies that shone like newly minted jewels that astonishingly they could still take us by surprise with his sensitive artistry and passionate commitment.
Moulding such well known phrases into streams of sounds of ravishing beauty
where even the posthumous studies seemed at last to have found their true home as he incorporated them into the whole with such sensitive intelligence.
Five of Tchaikowsky’s little pieces op 72 ,having such fun at the end of his life baking his little pancakes ,were transformed into miniature tone poems of striking beauty and mastery.
Pletnev’s transcription of four pieces from Sleeping Beauty by contrast paled into insignificance even though played with the mastery that had held us mesmerised from this dashing young Russian who had flown down from his home in Glasgow to enchant and seduce us.
He is by the way the youngest staff member at The Royal Conservatory of Scotland and of all UK’s Music Conservatories.
He and his companion Anastasia ,a renowned novelist, are truly a golden couple who relish the Glaswegian air.