2018-2019 season highlights include debut recital and chamber music appearances for the Festival Internacional de Música de Esmeraldas (EC), Mannes Sounds Festival (NY), Scandinavia House (NY), Apollo Arts (CA), American Pushkin Society (NY), Bargemusic (NY) as well as debut performances in Israel, Ukraine, Portugal, Germany and USA.
Prize winner of international competitions, other highlights include Swedish Young Soloist (2012), Mai von Rosen Scholarship (2007),
First prize (Peter Jablonski Piano Competition) First prize (Berlingske International Competition), Second prize (17th Young Musician International Competition Citta di Barletta) and Third prize (Giovanni Talenti International Competition), Fourth prize, "Best Semi-Final Recital" and "Rising Star" award (Val Tidone Piano Competition). Most recently a semi-finalist in Porto and Kiev international piano competitions, with recognition for her interpretation of J.S Bach. Lana performed “Songs of Insurrection” by Frederic Rzewski for the composer as part of his 80th birthday celebration (Mannes Sounds Festival) in May 2018.
Lana received the prestigious "Sigrid Paskéll Award for the Arts"
by SWEA International Foundation in 2015 with the following motivation;
”Lana Anikina Suran makes music with an individual and personal expression. With her technique and beautiful sound she creates poetry and musical drama. She conveys this in a nuanced way without big gestures to her audience. Soulful, expressive, technically highly exaggerated. Lana plays music with the content and feel - not surface. The jury appreciated this.” — Margaret Sikkens Ahlquist, President
Despite her young age, Lana has worked and collaborated with
Andrey Baranov, Daniel Blendulf, Paul Biss, Tema Blackstone,
Lucy Chapman, Hung Kuan Chen, Simone Dinnerstein, Eduardo Delgado, Pavlina Dokovska, Aquilles Delle-Vigne, Vladimir Feltsman,
Richard Goode, Christian Ihle-Hadland, Robert Hamilton,
Jiri Hlinka, Philip Kawin, Lang-Lang, Hans Leygraf*, Maxim Mogilevsky, Svetlana Navasardian, Raphaël Oleg, Haesun Paik, Antonio Pompa-Baldi, Thomas Riebl, Frederic Rzewski, Peter Takaczs, Astrid Schween, Marianna Shirinyan, Susan Starr, Per Tengstrand, Vivian Hornik-Weilerstein,
Donald Weilerstein, Frank Wibaut, Oxana Yablonskaya, Inessa Zaretsky and members of the Kodály and Borromeo String Quartets, to name a few.
She has made appearances and participated in Musica Mundi Chamber Course and Festival in Belgium, Helsingborg Piano Festival, Musik på Slottet, Giresta Musik and Aurora Chamber Music Festival in Sweden, PianoSummer at New Paltz, Todi International Music Masters,
ICMF Stavanger, Mozarteum Summer Academy, Jiri Hlinka Academy, Internationaal Kammarmuziek Festivaal Schiermonnikoog and International Music Festival "From Easter to Ascension" in Tbilisi, Georgia,
Lana lives in New York City and studies with Ursula Oppens at Mannes School of Music. She graduated from New England Conservatory of Music in 2016 after completing her studies with Alexander Korsantia.
All photos on this site were taken by Feiko Koster, Foppe Schut,
Yang Bao and Elan Asch.