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Valentina Lisitsa is a Ukrainian-born classical pianist. Lisitsa resides in North Carolina in the USA. Her husband, Alexei Kuznetsoff, is also a pianist and her partner in a number of piano duets.

Lisitsa was born in Kiev, Ukraine, in 1973. She started playing the piano at the age of three, performing her first solo recital at the age of four. Despite her early disposition to music, her dream at that point was to become a professional chess player. Lisitsa attended the Lysenko music school for Gifted Children and, later, Kiev Conservatory, where she and her future husband, Alexei Kuznetsoff, studied under Dr. Ludmilla Tsvierko. It was when Lisitsa met Kuznetsoff that she began to take music more seriously.In 1991 they won the first prize in The Murray Dranoff Two Piano Competition. In the same year, they moved to the United States to further their careers as concert pianists. Their New York debut was at the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center in 1995.

Lisitsa has performed in various venues around the world, including Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, and the Musikverein. Recently, she has been the pianist in recital engagements collaborating with violinist Hilary Hahn. Many of Lisitsa's performances, including Frédéric Chopin's Op. 10 and Op. 25 Etudes and Beethoven's Appassionata Sonata, can be viewed on YouTube.

Lisitsa has recorded 6 CDs for Audiofon Records (including two solo CDs, other two are in duet with Alexei Kuznetsoff), a Gold CD for CiscoMusic label with cellist DeRosa, a duet recital on VAI label with violinist Ida Haendel, DVDs of Frédéric Chopin's 24 Etudes, Schubert-Liszt Schwanengesang, and her most recent DVD titled Black and Pink.

Lisitsa was featured on the HORSE the band song "Rape Escape" from their 2009 album Desperate Living. With almost two million hits for one of her videos, she is said to be the most popular pianist on YouTube.

Valentina Lisitsa est une pianiste ukrainienne née à Kiev le 11 décembre 1973.

Cette instrumentiste de niveau international, réputée notamment pour sa grande virtuosité, a donné son premier récital à l'âge de 4 ans. Mais c'est sans doute le fait d'avoir remporté en 1991 avec Alexei Kuznetsoff le prestigieux concours pour deux pianos de la Fondation Murray Dranoff (Miami, États-Unis), qui a marqué le véritable début de sa renommée et de sa carrière de concertiste.

Encore peu connue des mélomanes français, elle jouit en revanche d'une notoriété importante dans de nombreux pays anglo-saxons et en Asie.

Elle a effectué de nombreux enregistrements (Chopin, Schubert, Liszt, Rachmaninov), dont six pour Audiofon Records. Sont également commercialisés plusieurs DVD (dont un produit par CiscoMusic).

Depuis le début des années 1990, elle vit aux États-Unis. Elle est mariée à Alexei Kuznetsoff.

Valentina Lisitsa fait partie des pianistes Bösendorfer.

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