Nikita Lukinov was born in Russia in 1998. In 2005 he started studying at Voronezh Central Music School with Svetlana Semenkova, an alumna of Dmitry Bashkirov. Nikita’s won the Grand-Prix at the 2010 International Shostakovich Piano Competition for Youth (Moscow). His made his concerto debut at the age of 11. Other achievements include 1st place in the Inter-Russian piano competition for young pianists, the Diploma in International television competition for young musicians “Nutcracker”, 1st place in the Inter-Russian Concerto competition, where he performed Chopin piano Concerto No1 op.11 at the age of 14.
After studying in Russia, Nikita moved to London to continue his studies at Purcell School. Nikita studied there with Tatiana Sarkissova. While studying there Nikita performed debut concerts at Kings Place and the Wigmore Hall. He also won The Purcell School Concerto Competition. He performed Prokofiev Concerto 1 op.10 and Mozart Concerto 15 K.450 with the Purcell School Orchestra at the age of 15.
Nikita has been fortunate to gain numerous concert opportunities at prestigious venues across the UK and outside, such as St. Martin in the Fields, Wigmore Hall, Kings Place, Fazioli Hall (Italy), The Small Hall of Moscow Conservatory, St. Petersburg Music House. Nikita has had masterclasses with maestri Dmitry Bashkirov, Dmitry Alexeev, Andrzej Jasiński, Roy Howath, J-F. Bavouzet, Steven Osborne, Olga Kern, Vladimir Viardo, Dang Thai Son, Noriko Ogawa, Aaron Shorr, Kirill Gerstein, Boris Slutsky, Yaron Kohlberg.