Audience Choice!

Valentina Lisitsa’s fresh approach to programming her piano recitals allows us to announce, for the first time in Schubert Club history, an opportunity for our audience to choose what they want to hear performed. 

Voting is now closed! Here are the final results. The options in bold will be performed on the March 11 program.
  • Liszt – Sonata B minor – ( 376 votes ) 
  • Chopin – 12 Études Opus 25 – ( 316 votes ) 
  • Chopin – 12 Études Opus 10 – ( 273 votes )
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Total Answers 2496
Total Votes 624

Valentina Lisitsa

lisitsa-headshotWith 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.

Pianist Valentina Lisitsa makes her Schubert Club International Artist Series debut this season.  Born in Kiev, Ukraine she 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.  Valentina Lisitsa is at ease in her vast repertoire ranging from Bach and Mozart to Shostakovich and Bernstein.  Her orchestral repertoire alone includes more than forty concerti.  “Lisitsa is a serious artist… Her essential attribute is a fevered urgency, an almost desperate desire to suck the expressive marrow from a piece,” writes The Daily Telegraph. With more than 50 million YouTube channel views, Lisitsa is one of the most watched classical musicians on the Web, using digital innovation to champion classical music and performance.

Date

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 7:30 pm
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

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Join us at 6:45pm in the Marzitelli Foyer for a pre-concert talk.

Parking Alert! 

Please allow extra time for travel and parking. Downtown St. Paul will be more congested than usual because of the Minnesota Wild hockey game at 7pm at Xcel Center. 

Program

To be determined by Audience Vote prior to the concert

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Lisitsa is a serious artist… Her essential attribute is a fevered urgency, an almost desperate desire to suck the expressive marrow from a piece

The Daily Telegraph