Lucas Debargue

A Virtuoso Challenges the Status Quo Caption

WORDS BY ARLAN VRIENS

PARIS — MUSIC — Issue 8

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Lucas Debargue has all the glittering hallmarks of a star on the rise. After high-profile success at the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition, the French pianist has produced no less than four solo albums on Sony Classical, in tandem with a globetrotting tour schedule. After this kind of success, Debargue could be forgiven if he had chosen to settle into a rhythm of crowd-pleasing recital favourites like Chopin, Liszt, or Bach. But, instead, he remains fiercely committed to his core values, advocating for works and experiences that surprise and entice his audiences.


Joining smART Magazine, Debargue outlines a vision for a musical world...

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Lucas Debargue by Olga Nabatova

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