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Lucas Debargue

Inspired Piano Prodigy and Tchaikovsky Competition Laureate Honored with Moscow Music Critics Association Prize

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"People are loving Lucas Debargue because he is a real musician. He loves music passionately and knows everything about it. And not only music. He has brilliant knowledge in literature and art. The reach of his personality is unbelievable. He is kind of a genius, just a genius. If someone's playing with such a conviction and love, it will be transmitted. It’s hundred per cent of a hypnosis, hypnosis of a personality. Audience has no chance against such a personality and he has got a very strong one."
Pianist Boris Berezovsky to Russian Radio Program 'Orfei', July, 2015

"There has never been a foreign pianist who caused such a stir since Glenn Gould's arrival in Moscow and Van Cliburn's victory at the Tchaikovsky Competition."
Olivier Bellamy, Huffington Post France, July 2015

"...the Debargue phenomenon after two rounds, especially the second, it was as if it did not matter if he performed in the finale, I can only compare him with Van Cliburn."
Vladimir Oivin, Classical Music News Russia, July 2015

"Each pianist has his own style of playing. One can search to correct this but I have no desire to study under someone who would transform me into a statue as soon as I sit at the piano."
Lucas Debargue to France-Musique, August, 2015

About

Though placing only fourth at the 15th International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2015, Lucas Debargue was the only musician across all disciplines who was awarded the coveted Moscow Music Critics’ Prize as a pianist “whose incredible gift, artistic vision and creative freedom have impressed the critics as well as the audience”.

Directly following the Competition he was invited as soloist with the leading orchestras in the most prestigious concert halls in Russia, France, Canada, Germany Italy, UK, USA, Mexico, Japan, South Korea, and China; and with such . . .

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    • Photo: Bernard Bonnefon
      Photo: Bernard Bonnefon
    • Photo: Evgeny Evtyukhov
      Photo: Evgeny Evtyukhov
    • Lucas Debargue 1 (Credit: Felix Broede-SONY Music Entertainment)
      Lucas Debargue 1 (Credit: Felix Broede-SONY Music Entertainment)
    • Lucas Debargue 2 (Credit: Felix Broede-SONY Music Entertainment)
      Lucas Debargue 2 (Credit: Felix Broede-SONY Music Entertainment)
    • Lucas Debargue 3 (Credit: Felix Broede-SONY Music Entertainment)
      Lucas Debargue 3 (Credit: Felix Broede-SONY Music Entertainment)
    • Lucas Debargue 4 (Credit: Felix Broede-SONY Music Entertainment)
      Lucas Debargue 4 (Credit: Felix Broede-SONY Music Entertainment)
    • Lucas Debarge - credit: Felix Broede/Sony Music Entertainment
      Lucas Debarge - credit: Felix Broede/Sony Music Entertainment
    • Lucas Debargue  credit: Felix Broede/Sony Music Entertainment
      Lucas Debargue credit: Felix Broede/Sony Music Entertainment

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