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Valentina Lisitsa: Bio

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.

1 Chopin No.1 In C Major 12 Etudes, Op.10  
2 Chopin No.2 In A Minor -Chromatique 12 Etudes, Op.10  
3 Chopin No.3 In E Major -Tristesse 12 Etudes, Op.10  
4 Chopin No.4 In C Sharp Minor 12 Etudes, Op.10  
5 Chopin No.5 In G Flat Black Keys 12 Etudes, Op.10  
6 Chopin No.6 In E Flat Minor12 Etudes, Op.10  
7 Chopin No.7 In C Major 12 Etudes, Op.10  
8 Chopin No.8 In F Major 12 Etudes, Op.10  
9 Chopin No.9 In F Minor 12 Etudes, Op.10  
10 Chopin No.10 In A Flat Major 12 Etudes, Op.10  
11 Chopin No.11 In E Flat Major 12 Etudes, Op.10  
12 Chopin No.12 In C Minor Revolutionary 12 Etudes, Op.10  
13 Chopin No.1 In A Flat Major- Harp Study 12 Etudes, Op.25  
14 Chopin No.2 In F Minor 12 Etudes, Op.25  
15 Chopin No.3 In F Major 12 Etudes, Op.25  
16 Chopin No.4 In A Minor 12 Etudes, Op.25  
17 Chopin No.5 In E Minor 12 Etudes, Op.25  
18 Chopin No.6 In G Sharp Minor 12 Etudes, Op.25  
19 Chopin No.7 In C Sharp Minor 12 Etudes, Op.25  
20 Chopin No.8 In D Flat Major 12 Etudes, Op.25  
21 Chopin No.9 In G Flat Major - Butterfly Wings 12 Etudes, Op.25  
22 Chopin No.10 In B Minor 12 Etudes, Op.25  
23 Chopin No.11 In A Minor Winter Wind 12 Etudes, Op.25  
24 Chopin No.12 In C Minor 12 Etudes, Op.25  
25 Schumann Theme Symphonic Studies, Op.13  
26 Schumann Etude I Symphonic Studies, Op.13 - With repeat  
27 Schumann Variation I Symphonic Studies, Op.13 -Appendix - With repeat  
28 Schumann Etude II Symphonic Studies, Op.13 -With repeat  
29 Schumann Etude III Symphonic Studies, Op.13 -With repeat  
30 Schumann Etude IV Symphonic Studies, Op.13  
31 Schumann Etude V Symphonic Studies, Op.13 -With repeat  
32 Schumann Variation II Symphonic Studies, Op.13 - Appendix  
33 Schumann Variation III Symphonic Studies, Op.13 - Appendix - With repeat  
34 Schumann Variation IV Symphonic Studies, Op.13 - Appendix - With repeat  
35 Schumann Variation V Symphonic Studies, Op.13 -Appendix - With repeat  
36 Schumann Etude VI Symphonic Studies, Op.13  
37 Schumann Etude VII Symphonic Studies, Op.13  
38 Schumann Etude VIII Symphonic Studies, Op.13 -With repeat  
39 Schumann Etude IX Symphonic Studies, Op.13  
40 Schumann Etude XSymphonic Studies, Op.13 -With repeat  
41 Schumann Etude XI Symphonic Studies, Op.13  
42 Schumann Etude XII (Finale) Symphonic Studies, Op.13  
43 Chopin 3 Nouvelles Etudes No.1 In F Minor  
44 Chopin 3 Nouvelles Etudes No.2 In A Flat  
45 Chopin 3 Nouvelles Etudes No.3 In D Flat  
Chopin Schumann Etudes Recording - Valentina Lisitsa
Chopin 24 Etudes ( op.10 & op.25) - Valentina Lisitsa
Chopin Etude Op 10 No.3 Valentina Lisitsa
Interview Valentina Lisitsa
Interview with Valentina Lisitsa at Piano City Napoli 2019

Her success is backed up by enormous talent and technical flair." – The New York Times

Following her recent well-received Michael Nyman recording Chasing Pianos, internationally acclaimed pianist Valentina Lisitsa releases Études, now available on Decca/Universal Music Classics. Demonstrating her ability to play virtuosic, technically challenging and innovative pieces, Lisitsa takes on the memorable music of Chopin and Schumann with this new album.

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