Dr. Evgeny Chugunov
Piano Performance, Piano Pedagogy, Collaborative Piano, Musicianship Associate ProfessorChair
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, currently Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Music of Lakehead University, holds a Doctorate in Piano Performance (D. Mus.) from the University of Montreal and a Ph.D. in Music Education (Moscow State Pedagogical University). He was a faculty member in the Department of Methodology and Psychology of Music Education at Moscow State Pedagogical University and taught piano performance both for the University of Montreal and the McGill Conservatory of Music.
Dr. Chugunov often offers master classes and workshops at various international music festivals and schools in Canada, the USA, Russia, and Italy. He has served on several national and international juries for piano competitions, including the Cremona International Piano Competition in Italy and the Crescendo International Music Competition in New York. His students have won prizes in international piano competitions.
He is the recipient of Lakehead University's Merit Award in Teaching and Research/Creative Activities (2022), Lakehead University's Teaching Innovation Award (2019), the first prize in the Paul and Verna Gelinas Competition in Montreal (2001), and the second prize of the Russian National Student Piano Competition in Glazov (1997).
Dr. Chugunov's prize-winning and internationally recognized innovations in pedagogy rest on an equally internationally acclaimed research program. Using advances in neuroscience to the teaching of piano, Dr. Chugunov focuses on the benefits to performance and injury prevention of the levels of motor control and the uses of imagery.
Chugunov performs regularly as concert pianist, both as soloist and collaborator, in the U.S.A, Canada, Russia, Italy and Switzerland, at the Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, the Pollack Hall and the Redpath Hall at McGill University, the Salle Claude Champagne at the Université de Montréal, the Chapelle Historique du Bon-Pasteur in Montreal, the Live Radio Lac Recital Hall in Geneva, and the Auditorium della Camera di Commercio in Cremona, Italy.
"Associate professor Chugunov is a sensitive artist and a critically acclaimed concert pianist. He expresses a rare musicality, charming his audiences around the world."
-The Chronicle Journal