Lana Suran is one of the leading Scandinavian pianists of her generation and prize winner of international competitions.
She gave her debut at Gothenburg Concert Hall at the age of eight and has since performed in all major concert halls in Sweden and regularly appears as a recitalist and chamber musician across Europe, South America and the United States. She has been invited to renowned festivals such as the Yellow Barn Festival, Internationaal Kamermuziekfestival Schiermonnikoog, LacMus Festival, Domaine Forget Festival, Festival & Friends, Hvide Sande Festival, Festival Internacional de Música de Esmeraldas, IMS Prussia Cove, IKIF in New York, PianoSummer at New Paltz, ICMF Stavanger, The Art of the Piano Festival, Musica Mundi Chamber Music Festival and Helsingborg Piano Festival.
First 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 has received support from the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, Royal Danish Academy of Music, the Augustinus Foundation and the American Scandinavian Foundation in New York. Most 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).
Lana has appeared in live recordings for both Swedish and foreign Radio and Television and has worked closely with Leif Ove Andsnes, Christian Ihle-Hadland, Richard Goode, Emanuel Krasovsky, Andrei Korobeinikov, Vladimir Feltsman, Kirill Gerstein, Sergio Tiempo, Marianna Shirinyan and as a collaborator with Andrey Baranov, Paul Biss, Daniel Blendulf and Dalasinfoniettan, Vahan Mardirossian and Orchestre Royal de Chambre Wallonie, Philippe Graffin, Gary Hoffman, Miguel da Silva, Jean-Claude Vanden Eyden, Alexei Ogrintchouk, Donald Weilerstein, Vivian Weilerstein, Astrid Schween, Frederic Rzewski, the Kodály String Quartet and the Danish String Quartet.
Born in 1992, Lana began her musical studies at Musikskolan Lilla Akademien in Stockholm with Victoria and Elena Power and holds degrees from New England Conservatory of Music and Mannes School of Music. Lana lives in Paris and is currently Artist in Residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Belgium under the mentorship of Frank Braley and Avedis Kouyoumdjian and finishing her Artist Diploma at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen with Jens Elvekjaer.
Previous teachers include Alexander Korsantia and Ursula Oppens.
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