Irina Lankova is described by the international press as a pianist with ‘genuinely poetic touch’ and ‘infinite palette of colours’. She reunites in her playing the best traditions of the Russian piano school and the freshness of personal interpretations.
"I think you have to let the music flow naturally, to take time to understand and enjoy each sound, to enjoy playing. The source of music, we do not know it, but we can try to have a certain state of soul and technical abilities that allows the source to express itself. "
Irina Lankova performs in most prestigious concert halls such as Wigmore Hall in London, Salle Gaveau in Paris, Flagey and Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Brussels, Französischer Dom in Berlin and Cidades das Artes in Rio. She is invited to play in many international festivals: Piano Folies Touquet, Schiermonnikoog Kamermuziekefestival, Musiq'3, Festival de Wallonie, Brussels Summer Festival, Fortissimo d'Orleans, Académie d'Été de Nice, Berlin Summer Festival, Sagra Musicale Umbria.
Born in Russia and graduated from Gnessin Music School in Moscow and from Brussels’ Royal Conservatory, she studied with great pianists such as Vladimir Tropp, Evgeny Moguilevsky and later with Vladimir Ashkenazy.
In 2008, Irina Lankova was invited to join the worldwide piano elite ‘Steinway Artists’.
Irina Lankova recorded several awarded solo albums: Rachmaninov, Liszt, Scriabin, Chopin and Schubert.
Passionate by chamber music repertoire, Irina Lankova performs with various artists including Tatiana Samouil, Frank Braley, Michael Guttman, Lorenzo Gatto, Michel Lethiec, Philippe Graffin, Jeroen Reuling, Pascal Moraguès, Marie Hallynck and many others.
Inspired by other arts and always in search for new ways of presenting the classical music, Irina Lankova develops various personal projects. Her first project ‘Goldberg Mirrors’ first took place in Brussels’ Cathedral St Michel & Gudule in 2014 and has been reproduced in Französischer Dom in Berlin in 2015.
Willing to communicate more with her audience and passionate about the parallels between music and other forms of art and literature, Irina Lankova launches in 2016 'Piano Unveiled', a concept of informal concert, enriched with her personal comments and destined to all public. Piano Unveiled also exists as a series of short videos on her Youtube channel.
Irina Lankova is also producer of concerts in Belgium, she lectures on classical music and popularise it through various appearances and collaborations worldwide. She is the artistic director of International Music Festival Max van der Linden in Belgium and the Founder of Lime&Honey platform, connecting artistic and humanitarian worlds.