Irina Lankova

Pianist Brussels, Belgium 2 Followers

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Irina Lankova May 15, 2013

Irina Lankova inherited her deep and passionate playing from generations of artists of the brilliant Russian piano school. Blessed with an exceptional sensitivity, she offers very personal and moving interpretations.
Born in Russia, she first studied in Moscow with Irina Temchenko, Irina Naumova and Lev Naumov, successor of the legendary Heinrich Neuhaus. Irina Lankova graduated with highest honours from the famous Gnessin Music School in Moscow, followed by Premier Prix with highest honours at Brussels’s Royal Conservatory studying with pianist Evgeny Moguilevsky. She's one of the rare young musicians who's receiving personal musical guidance from Vladimir Ashkenazy. 
She played as a soloist with many orchestras including Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Nijnij Novgorod Philarmonic and Novosibirsk Symphony Orchestra.
Irina Lankova recorded several CDs: "Rachmaninov & Liszt" (2004), "Scriabin - from Romantic to Mystic"(2006),  "Chopin" (2008), "Schubert. The Journey" (2012); which all have received excellent international press reviews.
Year 2008 was marked with her triumphant Wigmore Hall debut. Since than, Irina Lankova is performing each year at London’s St Martin’s-in-the Fields.
In 2009, Irina Lankova was invited to become one of the elite worldwide ‘Steinway Artists’.
In 2011 and 2012, Irina Lankova has collaborated with Nicolas Delvaux and RTBF  in producing music for documentary films about Belgian Royal family.
Since 2012, Lankova is an invited professor at the Master Classes l'Académie Internationale d'Eté in Nice.
Irina Lankova is passionate about chamber music and her collaboration with Russian violist Tatiana Samouil is expecting a new CD release in 2014.
Season 2013-2014 also includes a new release of late Schubert Piano works (Indesens, Paris) and a debut recital in Salle Gaveau in Paris.

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