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Columbia Artists Management proudly welcomes pianist Lucas Debargue to its distiguished roster of artists
October 26, 2015

Lucas Debargue
only Tchaikovsky Competition Laureate to win
Moscow Music Critics Association Prize

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'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
Pianist Lucas Debargue quickly became the most talked about competitor at this year's International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, garnering praise for the emotional expression in his playing and his musical individuality and integrity.

The London Spectator called Debargue 'the real winner' of the competition, due to the Moscow Music Critics Association prize bestowed on the 4th prize recipient.

An introspective and insightful artist who draws inspiration across disciplines, in literature, painting, cinema and jazz, Debargue seeks to foster a deeper sense of musical appreciation among his audiences and develop personal interpretations of a carefully selected repertoire, including works by some lesser-known composers, like Nikolai Medtner, Samuel Maykapar and Nikolai Roslavets.

This season, Debargue opens the Pianosvope Festival in Beauvais, France, and performs the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 with Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra in Birmingham Symphony Hall, at Warsaw’s ‘Folles Journées’ Festival, the Südtirol Classic Festival in Italy and PyeongChang International Music Festival in Korea. He reprises the Tchaikovsky Concerto with the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia and Vasily Petrenko, and plays the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 4 with the Mariinsky Orchestra in Beijing and the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra and Vladimir Fedoseyev.

Debargue is invited to give two recitals in the Grand and Small Halls of the Moscow House of Music, and the closing recital of the 2015 Stanislav Richter December Nights Festival at the Pushkin Museum. He also gives recitals in 2015-16 at Chicago’s Ravinia Festival, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Toronto’s Koerner Hall, Paris’ Fondation Louis Vuitton, Mexico City’s Palacio de Bellas Artes for the Festival del Centro Histórico, Moscow’s Rostropovich Festival and House of Music, and the Roque d’Anteron Festival in France.

He will release two recital discs with a major record label in 2016.
'To me vulnerability, instability - are very important things. Because it is not right to be stronger than the music.'
Lucas Debargue to Russian Newspaper 'Izvestia' , September, 2015
Lucas Debargue has studied with Christine Muenier of the Compiegne Conservatory, Philippe Tamborini of the Beauvais Conservatory, and continues to work with Rena Shereshevskaya at the Cortot School. He now competes for the school’s prestigious Superior Concert Artist diploma and Cortot Prize. He makes his home in Paris.
Debargue's performance of Medtner & Ravel at the Tchaikovsky Competition
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Representation for Lucas Debargue in the United States, Central America, Caribbean, South America,
the United Kingdom and Asia

R. Douglas Sheldon | RDSheldon@cami.com | +1.212.841.9512