Nikita Lukinov began piano studies in his native Russia with Svetlana Semenkova. He went on to study at the Purcell School in London with Tatiana Sarkissova and has been at the Royal Conservatory of Scotland since 2017. Among his first successes was the Grand Prize at the 2010 International Shostakovich Piano Competition for Youth (Moscow). Nikita has performed at St Petersburg Music House, the Wigmore Hall, Kings Place, Fazioli Hall and The Small Hall of Moscow Conservatory. He holds scholarships from the Voronezh State government for ‘outstanding cultural achievements’ and from the National Artist of Russia, Vladimir Ovchinnikov.