Sasha Luchkov

Born in Mukachevo, Ukraine, Oleksandr (Sasha) Luchkov started piano lessons at the age of 5 with Maria Weiss at the Mukachevo School of Arts. In 2018, he won First Prize at the “Feurich-virtuoz” International Piano Competition in Lviv, Ukraine, and he had his orchestral debut the following year with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine performing Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor after being awarded a special prize at the Horowitz International Piano Competition in Kyiv, Ukraine. In 2019, Sasha began studying with Marianna Sokach at the Uzhhorod Vocational Music College, and he subsequently won numerous prizes in Ukraine, Hungary, and Israel, where he won Second Prize at the Scherzo International Piano Competition in Tel-Aviv (2022). In the summer of 2022, Sasha was invited to MusicFest Perugia, where he also performed Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor with the festival orchestra. In the fall of 2022, he began studies with Ilana Vered who helped Sasha relocate to Vancouver from Ukraine due to the Russian invasion. Sasha was accepted to the UBC School of Music as a Piano Performance Major in the studio of David Fung.