This season’s UAB Piano Series will feature performances by world-class pianists, including Nikolai Lugansky, who will perform Oct. 28 in the Reynolds-Kirschbaum Recital Hall at the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center. Lugansky is among the world’s top five pianists, according to UAB Professor of Piano Yakov Kasman. Born to research scientists in Moscow, Lugansky’s musical ability shone brightly at an early age. At age 5, before he had even learned to read music, he went to a neighbor’s house and played a Beethoven sonata from memory. Today, Lugansky is considered one of the world’s great interpreters of piano repertoire. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $5 for UAB students with valid identification. Season tickets are also available for all three performances in the piano series. For tickets, call 975-2787. For more information, visit www.uab.edu/music.