Biography

A disciple of the Russian Piano School Nikita Lukinov has started his musical education with Svetlana Semenkova, an alumna of Dmitry Bashkirov, at the age of six in Voronezh, Russia. Nikita’s early public success was a Grand-Prix at the 2010 International Shostakovich Piano Competition for Youth in Moscow. This led to a debut with a symphonic orchestra was at the age of 11. Other achievements include 1st place in the Inter-Russian piano competition for young pianists, Finalist of an International television competition for young musicians “Nutcracker”, 1st place in the Inter-Russian Concerto competition, where he performed a Chopin piano Concerto 1 op.11 with an orchestra at the age of 14.

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After studying in Russia Nikita won a full scholarship to continue his education at The Purcell School, a specialist music school in Greater London, with Prof. Tatiana Sarkissova, an alumna of Dmitry Bashkirov. Since 2017 Nikita is a full scholarship recipient at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where he is pursuing his BMus Degree studying with Prof. Petras Geniušas, an alumnus of V. Gornostaeva.

Nikita’s performances took place in Wigmore Hall (London), Kings Place (London), Fazioli Hall (Italy), St. Petersburg Music House, The Small Hall of Moscow Conservatory, Vaduz Rathaussaal (Liechtenstein). Nikita is a recipient of a personal scholarship from Voronezh’s State government “For outstanding cultural achievements”, from the National Artist of Russia V. Ovchinnikov, scholarship from the International Academy of Music in Liechtenstein, Drake Calleja Fund, Robert Turnbull Piano Foundation. Nikita is one of the musicians at the Talent Unlimited scheme in London.

Nikita’s most recent awards include:

1st place in the Inter-Russian Competition “Music Talents of Russia”, Russia 2020;
2nd place at the Franz Liszt Center International Piano Competition, Spain 2021;
Grand-Prix at the International Online Piano Competition “Tokyo Stars”, Japan 2021;
Grand-Prix at the online competition “Music and Stars Award”, UK 2021;
2nd place at the Bromsgrove International Musician Competition, UK 2021.


In 2020 Nikita Lukinov was appointed as “Emissary of the Muses” of San Antonio, State of Texas. In Summer 2021 he will participate in the “Verbier Festival” in Switzerland. From September 2021 Nikita will continue his education at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland on a full scholarship from ABRSM.

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So far Nikita has had masterclasses with maestri Dmitry Bashkirov, Dmitry Alexeev, Steven Osborne, Kirill Gerstein, Olga Kern, Noriko Ogawa, J-F. Bavouzet, Vladimir Viardo, Dang Thai Son, Aaron Shorr, Boris Slutsky, Yaron Kohlberg, Joanna MacGregor and others.