Mikhail Lukin

13, percussion, Moscow, Russia

Mikhail studies with Victor Meshcheriakov at M. Balakirev Moscow Children’s School of Arts.

He was prize-winner of the VII  Moscow New Names Festival of Children’s Creativity (2013), IV Moscow Competition-Festival for Young Wind and Percussion Instruments Players named after Y. Dolzhikov (2015, I prize), V Magic Lyre Moscow City Competition for Young Musicians (2015, I prize), VII  Music Kaleidoscope Moscow Multigenre Festival of Children’s Creativity (2013, Grand Prix), Moscow International Slavic Music Festival (2015, I prize), International Slavic Music Festival (Cherepovets, 2014, I prize), the Parade of Percussion Instruments International Competition (Vidnoye, 2015, III prize); recognized the best soloist instrumentalist at the Review-Competition for Army Bands of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (Moscow, 2014). He is scholar of The New Names Interregional Charity Social Fund, participant of V. Spivakov International Charity Fund’s concert programs (2015). He is active concert musician: as soloist on xylophone and drum set of children’s wind orchestra he traveled about many regions of Russia, visited Kazakhstan, Germany, Serbia.

Mikhail gets high grades at school, his hobbies are astronomy and sports. He is fond of reading books; writes stories, fables and fairy tales.

Performance program at the 16th International Television Contest for Young Musicians 'The Nutcracker':

Round I

V. Monti. Csardas (xylophone)
М. Markovich. Two For Six (Snare drum solo)

Round II

S. Scott. Lotus land (marimba)
М. Ptaszyńska. Scherzo (xylophone)

Round III

P. Tchaikovsky. Russian dance from the ballet The Swan Lake

16th International Television Contest for Young Musicians 'Nutcracker' laureate (eliminated in Round II).