Lana Suran, piano
Lana Suran is one of the leading Scandinavian pianists of her generation. She gave her debut at Gothenburg Concert Hall at the age of eight and maintains an active career as a soloist and chamber musician across Europe, the United States and South America.
1st Prize winner of the Berlingske Tidendes Musikkonkurrence in Denmark and RUM Competition for Young Soloists in Sweden, Lana won 1st Prize at the First Swedish Steinway Competition in 2001 and has since been hailed by critics for her “unique poetry and musical drama”. She is the 2nd Prize winner of the 17th Young Musician International Competition Cittá di Barletta, 3rd Prize winner of the Rovere d’Oro International Competition, Special Prize winner of the Val Tidone International Competition in Italy and recipient of special awards from the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, the Royal Danish Academy of Music, the Augustinus Foundation and the American Scandinavian Foundation in New York. Recent awards include 2nd Prize at the Verão Clássico Award (2020), the “Rose d’Anvers Prize” (2020) and the “Steinway Award” from Mannes School of Music (2019).
As a soloist, Lana has appeared with Dalasinfoniettan, Orchestre Chambre Royal de Wallonie, Ars Nova Ensemble, Napolinova Chamber Orchestra and performed live on both Swedish and foreign radio and television.
Lana has been invited to renowned festivals such as the Yellow Barn Festival, Academie Villecroze, Festival & Friends, Internationaal Kamermuziekfestival Schiermonnikoog, Hvide Sande Music Festival, Festival Internacional de Música de Esmeraldas, IMS Prussia Cove, PianoSummer at New Paltz, ICMF Stavanger, Musica Mundi Chamber Music Festival, Oxana Yablonskaya Institute and Schubert Days at Flagey. She has had opportunities to work with Leif Ove Andsnes, Bertrand Chamayou, Christian Ihle-Hadland, Richard Goode, Emanuel Krasovsky, Vladimir Feltsman, Kirill Gerstein, Sergio Tiempo, Marianna Shirinyan and as a collaborator with Andrey Baranov, Yossif Ivanov, Philippe Graffin, Astrid Schween, the Kodály String Quartet and the Danish String Quartet among others.
Lana began her musical studies in Stockholm with Victoria and Elena Power and holds degrees from New England Conservatory of Music and Mannes School of Music where she studied with Alexander Korsantia and Ursula Oppens. She is currently Artist in Residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel under the mentorship of Avedis Kouyoumdjian and Frank Braley while concluding her Artist Diploma studies with Jens Elvekjaer at the Royal Danish Academy of Music.
Lana benefits from a scholarship granted by an anonymous donor