At the Politeama the enfant prodige Valentina Lisitsa, the pianist with social success


The performance next 30 November with a romantic repertoire

Tuesday 30 November at 20. 45, at the Politeama Garibaldi in Palermo, Valentina Lisitsa for the first time guest of the Sicilian association “Amici della Musica”. The Ukrainian pianist, with a dazzling and daring musicality, is one of the phenomena of recent years: endowed with an indisputable musical talent, with her almost 30 thousand followers on Instagram and 50 millions of views on YouTube, she became a queen of the web, enjoying enormous media success under the name of Queen of Rachmaninoff.

Romantic program

For thirty years at the top of the world scene, Lisitsa will play an entirely romantic program with music by Rachmaninoff and Chopin. Scheduled Variations on a Theme of Corelli op. 42 and Sonata op. 36 (First version) by Rachmaninoff and 4 Scherzi and Polonaise-Fantasy op. 61 by Chopin.

The origins of the artist

Born in Kiew, Ukraine, Valentina Lisitsa is an enfant prodige: she begins playing the piano at the age of three, performing her first solo recital the following year. After entering the Music School for Gifted Children, she studies with Ludmilla Tsvierko at the Kiev Conservatory. In 95 the transfer to the United States that launches it on the world stage. Thus she performs in many countries in the most prestigious halls such as the Wigmore Hall in London and the Musikverein in Vienna.

A musician in step with the times

Valentina Lisitsa is the first classical artist to have converted her digital success into a global concert career in major venues across Europe, the United States, South America and Asia. The Washington Post Online writes of her: “It’s amazing. It does not exacerbate the music, it does not try to create a person, much less impose itself on what it is playing. She offers honest and straightforward reading. You sense that you are listening to a skilled performer, but also the profound sense of what the piece is in its essence. I was impressed, at times dazzled, even petrified by the ferocity of his fortissimo that alternated with passages in which he moved over the keys with feline lightness. “

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