Lana Suran born in 1992 is one of the leading Scandinavian pianists of her generation.
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 Verão Classico Award in 2020, Mannes Steinway Award in 2019, Páskell Prize in 2015 and 1st Prize winner of the Berlingske Tidendes Musikkonkurrence in Denmark, RUM Competition for Young Soloists in Sweden, 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 “Premio Bengalli” in Italy, and recipient of several scholarships and special awards from the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, the American Scandinavian Foundation in New York City, Royal Danish Academy of Music and the Augustinus Foundation in Denmark.
Lana made her debut at Gothenburg Concert Hall at the age of 8 and has since performed in all concert halls in Sweden and appeared as a recitalist and chamber musician in major halls across Europe, South America and in venues across the United States including Weill Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Bargemusic and Jordan Hall. She has participated in renowned festivals such as the Art of the Piano Festival, Festival Internacional de Música de Esmeraldas, IMS Prussia Cove, Yellow Barn Music Festival, ICMF Stavanger, IKIF, Musica Mundi Chamber Music Festival, From Easter to Ascension Festival, Piano Summer at New Paltz and Internationaal Kamermuziekfestival Schiermonnikoog.
Lana has had the honor to work and collaborate with Leif Ove Andsnes, James Austin Smith, Andrey Baranov, Paul Biss, Frank Braley, Daniel Blendulf, Simon Crawford-Phillips, Vladimir Feltsman, Kirill Gerstein, Richard Goode, Philippe Graffin, Gary Hoffman, Christian Ihle-Hadland, Yossif Ivanov, Emanuel Krasovsky, Joel Krosnick, James MacMillen, Anthony Marwood, Alexei Ogrintchouck, Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden, Miguel Da Silva, Sergio Tiempo, Hans Leygraf, Laurence Lesser, Fredric Rzewski, Vivian Hornik-Weilerstein, Donald Weilerstein, members of the Borromeo String Quartet and the Kodály String Quartet.
Born to Russian/Kurdish parents, Lana began her musical studies at the age of five with Victoria and Elena Power at Musikskolan Lilla Akademien in Stockholm. She moved to the United States at the age of sixteen to pursue studies with Hung Kuan Chen and Tema Blackstone at the Walnut School for the Arts and holds degrees from New England Conservatory of Music and Mannes School of Music where she studied with Alexander Korsantia and Ursula Oppens. Lana is represented by Aljosja Classical Artists in the Netherlands and is Artist in Residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel under the guidance of Louis Lortie and Avedis Kouyoumdjian while pursuing her Solist Diplom at the Royal Danish Academy of Music with Jens Elvekjær.
The 2021/2022 Season include debut performances at Flagey, Bourgie Hall, Domaine Forget Festival, LacMus Festival and the Bolzano Festival.