Dr. Evgeny Chugunov
Piano Performance, Piano Pedagogy, Musicianship, Conducting Assistant Professor
Doctor of Music (Piano Performance), Université de Montréal, 2008
Master of Music (Piano Performance), Université de Montréal, 2004
D.E.S.S. (Piano Performance), Université de Montréal, 2002
PhD (Piano Pedagogy), Moscow State Pedagogical University, 2001
Dr. Evgeny Chugunov has a Ph.D. in Piano Performance (University of Montreal), where he studied with Marc Durand, and a Ph.D. in Piano Pedagogy (Moscow State Pedagogical University). He is currently an Assistant Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy at the Department of Music of Lakehead University. Before coming to Canada, he was a faculty member at the Department of Methodology and Psychology of Music Education of Moscow State Pedagogical University. Upon arrival and the outset of his doctoral studies, he taught Piano Performance at the Faculty of Music of the University of Montreal and the McGill Conservatory of Music.
Dr. Chugunov has been invited to give masterclasses at different international music festivals and schools in Canada, USA, Russia and Italy. He has been a member of juries of several piano competitions including Cremona International Piano Competition (Cremona, Italy) and Crescendo International Music Competition (New York City). His students have been awarded prizes in national and international piano competitions.
Dr. Chugunov has received numerous awards, including the second prize in the Russian National Student Piano Competition (Glazov, 1997) and the Paul and Verna Gelinas Competition (Montréal, 2001). He regularly performs as a concert pianist, both as a soloist and collaborator with different programs in U.S.A, Canada, Russia, Italy and Switzerland. Many of his solo and chamber music recitals were presented in the famous recital halls such as: Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, Pollack Hall and Redpath Hall (McGill University, Montreal), Salle Claude Champagne (Université de Montréal), Chapelle Historique du Bon-Pasteur (Montreal), Live Radio Lac Recital Hall (Geneva, Switzerland), L'Auditorium della camera di Commercio (Italy, Cremona). In 2014, Dr. Chugunov was featured as a guest soloist, performing one of Poulenc's piano concertos, with the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra. A sensitive artist and a critically acclaimed pianist he expresses a rare musicality, which unmistakably charms his audiences around the world.