With her multi-faceted playing described as “dazzling”, Valentina Lisitsa is at ease in a vast repertoire ranging from Bach and Mozart to Shostakovich and Bernstein. Her orchestral repertoire alone includes more than forty concerti. She admits to having a special affinity for the music of Rachmaninoff and Beethoven and continues to add to her vast repertoire each season.
Valentina Lisitsa was born in Kiev, Ukraine and began playing the piano at the age of three, performing her first solo recital a year later. She gained a place at the Lysenko Music School for Gifted Children and later studied at the Kiev Conservatory under Ludmilla Tsvierko. In 1991 she won the first prize in The Murray Dranoff Two Piano Competition together with Alexei Kuznetsoff. She now resides in the USA.
With more than 30 million YouTube channel views, Valentina Lisitsa is one of the most watched classical musicians on the Web, using digital innovation to champion classical music and performance. She has performed in venues around the world, including Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, and the Musikverein. In May 2010, Valentina Lisitsa performed the Dutch premiere of Rachmaninoff’s “New 5th” Concerto in her debut with the Rotterdam Philharmonic, and in August 2011 made her debut with the Orchestra Sinfonica Brasileira under the baton of Maestro Lorin Maazel.
Valentina Lisitsa has recorded three independently-released DVDs, including her best-selling set of Chopin’s 24 Etudes. Her recording of the 4 sonatas for violin and piano by composer Charles Ives, made with Hahn, was released in October 2011. In addition, Ms. Lisitsa has recently completed recordings of the complete concerti of Rachmaninoff and Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with the London Symphony Orchestra under conductor Michael Francis.
Her 11-12 season features debut performances with the Helsinki Philharmonic, the Colorado Symphony and recitals at Ravinia, Festival of the Arts Boca, Teatro de Colon in Buenos Aires and the Casals Festival, chamber engagements, and a solo recital in June 2012 at the Royal Albert Hall, London
Valentina Lisitsa records exclusively for Decca Classics.
Rachmaninov: The Piano Concertos / Paganini Rhapsody is OUT NOW!11th Mar 2013 The wait is finally over as Valentina Lisitsa's complete Rachmaninov album is re...
Rachmaninov: The Piano Concertos / Paganini Rhapsody now available to pre-order20th Feb 2013 Valentina has recorded all four Rachmaninov piano concertos and the Paganini Rha...
Valentina Live in Berlin!01st Feb 2013 Thursday 28 February 2013 Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany Valentina says: ...
LIVE stream this weekend!26th Oct 2012 This Sunday 28th October, Valentina Lisitsa will perform the Rachmaninov: Piano ...
Live at the Royal Albert Hall out now25th Jul 2012 The ground breaking concert, for which fans were offered the chance to decide th...
Live at Royal Albert Hall is now available for pre-order in the UK27th Jun 2012 Live at Royal Albert Hall is now available now from iTunes and Spotify. You can ...
Live At the Royal Albert Hall is now available for pre-order in the US19th Jun 2012 For those in the US you can now pre-order a copy of Valentina's debut album "Liv...
Valentina will perform from the Royal Albert Hall LIVE tonight19th Jun 2012 Make sure you tune in to Valentina's YouTube channel this evening to watch her p...
Valentina Lisitsa Signs to Decca Classics25th May 2012 Today it was announced that Valentina Lisitsa has signed an exclusive recording ...
|Sunday 26 May 2013, 20:00||Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China|
|Thursday 30 May 2013, 20:00||Auditorium de Palma, Mallorca, Spain|
|Saturday 8 June 2013, 20:00||Queensland Performing Arts Center, Brisbane, Australia|
|Thursday 18 July 2013, 19:30||Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco, CA|
|Friday 26 July 2013, 20:00||Orquestra Sinfonica de Mineria, Mineria, Mexico|
|Saturday 27 July 2013, 20:00||Orquestra Sinfonica de Mineria, Mineria, Mexico|
|Sunday 28 July 2013, 12:00||Orquestra Sinfonica de Mineria, Mineria, Mexico|
|Tuesday 6 August 2013, 19:00||Tivoli Festival, Denmark|
|Wednesday 7 August 2013, 19:00||Tivoli Festival, Denmark|
|Wednesday 14 August 2013, 18:30||Grant Park Music Festival, Chicago, IL|
|Tuesday 27 August 2013, 19:00||Rheingau Musikfestival, Rheingau, Germany|
|Saturday 31 August 2013, 19:30||BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall, London, UK|
Prom 65: Film Music Prom.
For tickets go to bbc.co.uk/proms
Rachmaninov: The Piano Concertos / Paganini Rhapsody (CD)
Released 11th March 2013
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 4 [Digital EP] (Download)
Released 18th February 2013
Rachmaninov Paganini Rhapsody [Digital EP] (Download)
Released 15th January 2013
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3 [Digital EP] (Download)
Released 3rd December 2012
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 [Digital EP] (Download)
Released 29th October 2012
Live From The Albert Hall (DVD)
Released 30th July 2012
Live From The Albert Hall (CD)
Released 9th July 2012
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