About

“One of the internet’s great musical sensations.”

The Daily Telegraph, 25 May 2012

 “. . . a hugely confident and spontaneous performer. There’s grace in her turns of phrase and relish in her sense of rhetoric; inner voices are often allowed to shine, and there can be lightness in her touch.”

BBC Music Magazine, December 2012

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 40 concertos. She has a special affinity for the music of Rachmaninov and Beethoven and continues to add to her vast repertoire each season.

Born in Kiev, Ukraine, in 1973, Valentina Lisitsa began playing the piano at the age of three, giving her first solo recital a year later. She gained a place at the Lysenko Music School for Gifted Children and later studied under Ludmilla Tsvierko at the Kiev Conservatory. In 1991 she won the first prize in the Murray Dranoff Two Piano Competition together with Alexei Kuznetsoff, and she now resides in the USA.

Lisitsa has performed at leading international venues such as New York’s Carnegie and Avery Fisher halls and the Vienna Musikverein. In May 2010 she made her debut with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra playing the Dutch premiere of Rachmaninov’s “New 5th” Concerto, and in August 2011 her debut with the Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira under Lorin Maazel.

With more than 62 million YouTube views and some 98,000 subscribers to her channel, Valentina Lisitsa is one of the most watched classical musicians on the internet, using digital innovation to champion classical music and performance. Impressed by her YouTube success, the Royal Albert Hall, in an unprecedented step, opened its doors for Valentina’s London debut on 19 June 2012. That concert, recorded and filmed by Decca Classics, became her first release on the label; it was also Google’s first-ever live HD stream. Further 2012 engagements included concerto appearances in Rotterdam, Munich, Mexico City and Sicily, as well as recitals in Europe, North and South America.

In February 2013 she made her debut in the main auditorium of the Berlin Philharmonie and during the year also gave recitals in Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Copenhagen (Tivoli Festival), Cologne, Bucharest, Palma de Mallorca, Washington, Brisbane and Seoul. As well as returning to the Berlin Philharmonie for a recital in December, Valentina also appeared in New York on 19 October to open the 92nd St. Y series with a programme chosen by the public online. The year’s concerto commitments took her across the USA as well as to Mexico City, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Copenhagen, Ljubljana and the BBC Proms in London.

2014 already includes concerts in Los Angeles, Vienna, Stuttgart, Paris, Milan, Stockholm and Istanbul as well as recitals in St. Paul, Amsterdam, Heidelberg, Stuttgart, Munich, at London’s Wigmore Hall and on tour in Japan.

In 2012 Valentina Lisitsa signed an exclusive agreement with Decca Classics. Her June 2012 Albert Hall recital, immediately available as both CD and DVD for pre-order on the night of the concert, was followed by a 2-CD release of the complete concertos of Rachmaninov and Paganini Rhapsody with the London Symphony Orchestra under Michael Francis. 2013 saw the release of an exciting all-Liszt recital on both CD and LP. In 2014, Decca will release Valentina’s recording of the piano music of Michael Nyman, in celebration of the composer’s 70th birthday. Featuring music from Nyman’s soundtracks to well-loved films such as The Piano and Wonderland, the companion digital release represents the complete published Nyman oeuvre for piano, running to over 110 minutes.

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Latest News

‘CHASING PIANOS’ – THE NEW ALBUM FROM VALENTINA LISISTA

12th Mar 2014 A coming together of two artists with enormous followings – Valentina Lisitsa,...

Valentina Lisitsa Plays Liszt is out now!

08th Oct 2013 "This is not another Liszt CD. There are no famous works on this CD. Some of th...

Valentina invites you to vote on the 92Y program!

10th Jul 2013 92Y have announced their Opening Night with Valentina's New York debut on Octobe...

Valentina Lisitsa makes Australian debut!

29th May 2013 Valentina is set to make her Australian debut on Saturday 8 June at Queensland P...

Valentina Lisitsa is to perform at Yellow Lounge London!

26th Mar 2013 Established seven years ago in the Berlin club scene, Yellow Lounge took the cla...

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-order

20th 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 now

25th Jul 2012 The ground breaking concert, for which fans were offered the chance to decide th...
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Live

Norrköping, Sweden
27 February 2014

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto no. 2

Norrköpping Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Michael Francis

Valentina Lisitsa

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Stockholm, Sweden
01 March 2014

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto no. 2

Norrköpping Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Michael Francis

Valentina Lisitsa

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Los Angeles, USA
09 March 2014

Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

American Youth Symphony
Conductor: Alexander Treger

Valentina Lisitsa

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Saint Paul, USA
11 March 2014

programme to be announced

Recital

Valentina Lisitsa

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Gouda, Netherlands
13 March 2014

programme to be announced

Recital

Valentina Lisitsa

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Heemstede, Netherlands
15 March 2014

programme to be announced

Recital

Valentina Lisitsa

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Heerlen, Netherlands
16 March 2014

J.S. Bach/Busoni, Liszt, Beethoven, Chopin

Recital

Valentina Lisitsa

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Tilburg, Netherlands
17 March 2014

programme to be announced

Recital

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Amsterdam, Netherlands
18 March 2014

Chopin, Beethoven, Liszt

Recital

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Eindhoven, Netherlands
20 March 2014

Schubert/Liszt, Liszt

Recital

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Groningen, Netherlands
21 March 2014

J.S. Bach/Busoni, Liszt, Beethoven, Chopin

Recital

Valentina Lisitsa

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Munich, Germany
24 March 2014

programme to be announced

Recital
Presenter: www.muenchenmusik.de

Valentina Lisitsa

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Stuttgart, Germany
27 March 2014

Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin, Sinding, Liszt, Brahms

Recital
Presenter: www.sks-russ.de

Valentina Lisitsa

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Paris, France
03 April 2014

Grieg: Piano Concerto

Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
Conductor: Kristjan Järvi

Valentina Lisitsa

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Heidelberg, Germany
07 April 2014

J.S. Bach/Busoni, Chopin, Beethoven

Recital
Presenter: Festival Heidelberger Frühling

Valentina Lisitsa

Turin, Italy
10 April 2014

Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody

Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI
Conductor: John Axelrod

Valentina Lisitsa

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Turin, Italy
11 April 2014

Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody

Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI
Conductor: John Axelrod

Valentina Lisitsa

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London, Great Britain
14 April 2014

programme to be announced

Recital

Valentina Lisitsa

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Norrköping, Sweden
24 April 2014

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto no. 3

Norrköping Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Michael Francis

Valentina Lisitsa

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Vienna, Austria
26 April 2014

Mozart: Piano Concerto no. 20 K. 466

Wiener KammerOrchester
Conductor: Stefan Vladar

Valentina Lisitsa

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Vienna, Austria
27 April 2014

Mozart: Piano Concerto no. 20 K. 466

Wiener KammerOrchester
Conductor: Stefan Vladar

Valentina Lisitsa

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Istanbul, Turkey
13 May 2014

Mozart: Piano Concerto no. 20 K. 466

Wiener KammerOrchester
Conductor: Stefan Vladar

Valentina Lisitsa

Milan, Italy
04 June 2014

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto no. 2

Stuttgarter Philharmoniker
Conductor: Daniel Raiskin

Valentina Lisitsa

Stuttgart, Germany
07 June 2014

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto no. 2

Stuttgarter Philharmoniker
Conductor: Daniel Raiskin
Benefit Concert
Presenter: www.stuttgarter-philharmoniker.de

Valentina Lisitsa

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Sapporo, Japan
24 June 2014

programme to be announced

Recital

Valentina Lisitsa

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Hakodate, Japan
25 June 2014

programme to be announced

Recital

Valentina Lisitsa

Fukuoka, Japan
27 June 2014

programme to be announced

Recital

Valentina Lisitsa

Mihara, Japan
28 June 2014

programme to be announced

Recital

Valentina Lisitsa

Okayama, Japan
29 June 2014

programme to be announced

Recital

Valentina Lisitsa

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Musashino, Japan
03 July 2014

programme to be announced

Recital

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Osaka, Japan
05 July 2014

programme to be announced

Recital

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Nagoya, Japan
06 July 2014

programme to be announced

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Buy

Valentina Lisitsa plays Liszt (CD)

Released 07.10.2013

Rachmaninov: The Piano Concertos / Paganini Rhapsody (CD)

Released 11.03.2013

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 4 [Digital EP] (Download)

Released 18.02.2013

Rachmaninov Paganini Rhapsody [Digital EP] (Download)

Released 15.01.2013

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3 [Digital EP] (Download)

Released 03.12.2012

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 [Digital EP] (Download)

Released 29.10.2012

Live From The Albert Hall (DVD)

Released 30.07.2012

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