Dr. Evgeny Chugunov has a D. Mus. in Piano Performance (Université de Montréal), 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 McGill Conservatory of Music.
Dr. Chugunov has been invited to give masterclasses and workshops at different international music festivals and schools in Canada, the USA, Russia and Italy. He has been a member of the juries of several international piano competitions and his students have been awarded prizes in national and international piano competitions. In 2019, his teaching achievements were recognized with the Lakehead University’s Teaching Innovation Award.
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 (Montréal), Live Radio Lac Recital Hall (Geneva, Switzerland).