New CD Release!

Albany Records is proud to announce the release of Lucas Richman: Variations. Repertoire includes Reindeer Variations, Umbrellaphant Variations, Variations for Giora, Music Can Make Your Life Complete, Variations at the Barre, and Zapped Taps performed by Vijay Venkatesh, piano.

Hailed by the Herald-Tribune for his “dazzling pianism verging on the impossible, effortless technical command and authority with a sense of poetry and refinement that belies his years,” pianist Vijay Venkatesh has been recognized on three continents as a pianist with profound musicianship and has been a top prizewinner in numerous competitions He is a graduate of the Colburn School, USC Thornton, and Indiana University.

Lucas Richman: Variations is available online at;; and for digital download at all major sites including iTunes, and Spotify.