Raphael Alexandre Lustchevsky began his international career at the age of 16 with the Tokyo Spyphony Orchestra in Japan. Since his debut he has performed around the world, and his talent has also spread to Asia, South and North America, Australia, the Middle East, South Africa and most countries in Europe. Since 2001 he has been listed as a Steinway Artist at the Steinway & Sons Artists’Roster in New York, being recognized as one of the best pianists in the world.
He has performed in the world’s most prestigious halls, such as the Threatre du Chatelet in Paris, the Palais des Nations in Geneva, the Warsaw National Philharmonic, the Palau da Musica in Barcelona, the Victoria Concert Hall in Singapore, the Suntory Hall and the Metropolitan Art Theater in Tokyo, the Cecilia Hall Meirelles in Rio de Janereiro, Salon dorado in Buenos Aires, Teatro Solis in Montevideo, Verbrugghen Hall in Sydney. He has also participated in many well-known international music festivals: Lucern Festival, Pianoforte a Bellinzona in Switzerland, International Chopin Festival in Poland; Schleswig-Holstein and Oraniensteiner Festwochen in Germany; Carlisle International Summer Festival in Great Britain, Sarayevo Winter in Bosnia, Lipatti Festival in Romania; L’octobre Musicale in Tunisia, Cervantino Festival in Mexico, Chopiniana Festival in Buenos Aires and numerous such events in Europe and the rest of the world.
Lustchevsky holds a Master’s Degree in Performing Arts from the Karol Szymanowski University of Music in Katowice, Poland as one of the most prominent students of Professor Andrzej Jasinki (president of the jury at the International Piano-Chopin Competition in Warsaw). He also graduated from the Franz Liszt Hochschul fur Musik in Weimar, Germany, where he completed his postgraduate studies under Maestro Alexis Weissenberg, who greatly influenced the development of his artistic personality.
Raphael Alexandre Lustchevsky’s artistic abilities have been recognized by several international competitions, such as Clara Schumann in Germany, Maria Canals in Spain, Luis Sigall in Chile, and the UNESCO International Piano Competition. At the Dinu Lipatti competition in Bucharest, Romania, he was awarded the Grand Prix. His artistic endeavors have been rewarded with honors and scholarships.
As an artist who is active in recordings, Maestro Lutchevsky has made numerous recordings for Polish Radio, Swiss Classical Radio, Radio Slovenia, National Public Radio USA, Australian Broadcast Corp, Fujisankei Group- Japan, to name a few. 10 of his CDs have been published by Japanese, Polish, Swiss and German companies (Labels), including Polish Radio, Montblanc, Pony Canyon, DUX recording Producers.
Raphael has a diverse repertoire with more than 30 concertos for piano and orchestra. He also performs Polish concerts, such as the one dedicated to him by Krzesimir Debski. His artistic journey has been marked by performances with many important orchestras in Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Republic of South Africa, such as the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Warsaw, the Kravow Philharmonic, the Baltic Philharmonic, the Slovak RSO in Bratislava, the NSO of Romania, Festival Strings in Lucerne, Staatskapelle Weimar, Philharmonie der Nationen (Hamburg), National Symphony Orchestra of Malaysia, Johannesburg Philharmonic, National Philharmonic of Montevideo, National Symphony Orchestra of Brazil and many more.
Named one of the most acclaimed pianists of his generation, maestro Lustchevsky is also an accomplished lecturer. In 2003, he was appointed Honorary Professor at the National University of Costa Rica. He has been a visiting professor and lecturer at the Sydney University Conservatorium of Music, Griffith University -Brisbane, New Zealand School of Music at Victoria University in Wellington, National University in Brazil, Xinghai Conservatorium in Guangzhou, Music Conservatoriums in Buenos Aires, Lima, and Montevideo, etc.
He is considered an expert interpreter of the works of Frederick Chopin, and in 2011, he inspired and substantially formed an International Fr. In 2004, he also designed the National Piano Competition (Chopin) in Ecuador as Artistic Director.