Valentina Lisitsa, the “YouTube Pianist,” made her sensational solo debut at London’s Royal Albert Hall on 19 June. Streamed live on YouTube the concert received an incredible 74,329 views, with some 6,000 comments being posted on Valentina’s YouTube Channel to date.
"This Decca debut [is] a guaranteed chart-topper. It helps that she is gifted: there's an admirable lightness of touch and appreciation of rhythmic flow to her "Für Elise", and her negotiation of Liszt's "Un Sospiro" is captivating..." – Andy Gill,
The Independent, London [07 July 2012]
"It soon became clear Lisitsa is a serious artist. She’d chosen a hugely taxing programme, book-ended with two LisztRead more showpieces. She played these with urgent intensity and a feeling for their sudden moments of pathos, which lifted them out of their showpiece status. Her essential attribute is a fevered urgency, an almost desperate desire to suck the expressive marrow from a piece." – Ivan Heweitt,
The Telegraph [20 June 2012]
ExquisiteJanuary 19, 2018By Catherine P. (San Francisco, CA)See All My Reviews"The quality of this cd is exquisite. Even our granddaughter, who has recently started piano lessons, paused to listen. I would highly recommend this, even as a gift for anyone who appreciates and is soothed and/or stimulated by classical music."Report Abuse
Valentina Transcends with PASSION and SOUL!!!August 21, 2012By Nicholas Dallis (Selden, NY)See All My Reviews"One may think, at first glance. that this CD is "just another presentation of classical piano pieces". Not so!!! Miss Valentina delivers the music right to the listeners heart. She has the ability to transcend each composers unique passion as though he was living and breathing in the present. I love this CD more and more each and every time I listen to it. And by the way, Decca has done a top notch job with the recorded sound. You sense it live, but with no annoying concert hall clatter. Thank you Valentina Lisitsa and all at Decdca"Report Abuse