The secret of great music comes from the deepest inner self and only develops when authenticity, intelligence, vivaciousness and refined taste merge. A great musical experience must be a beacon in the sea of commercial intentions. I try to remember this with every tone, every gesture.

Lisa Smirnova Pianist

Pianist Lisa Smirnova made her debut at Carnegie Hall at the age of 20, followed by performances at Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Wigmore Hall in London, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Konzerthaus in Vienna and the Salzburg Festival.

Deeply rooted in the music of the baroque and classical period, she is recognised as a renowned Mozart specialist and as an outstanding interpreter of J.S. Bach, Händel and Scarlatti.

The recordings of Lisa Smirnova are critically acclaimed. Highlights are her rendition of the Eight Great Suites by Georg Friedrich Händel (2012, ECM New Series), and her Live Recording of Prokofiev’s Sonata No. 8 and Beethoven op. 111 (Paladino Music PMR0077).

From a growing desire be able to design a comprehensive, historically informed sound of the Baroque and Classical repertoire on a modern grand piano, and within a formation of other musicians, Lisa Smirnova founded the New Classic Ensemble Vienna in 2007, with whom she now realizes many of her artistic projects.

Born in Moscow, today Lisa Smirnova makes her home in Vienna and Düsseldorf.

„Lisa Smirnova knows her Bach like no other and plays with an ecstatic devotion …“

The New Listener | March 22, 2017, Oliver Fraenzke

Next projects

Innsbruck, ORF Musiksalon with the New Classic Ensemble Wien

Haus der Musik | Innsbruck, Austria | May 17, 2019 | 7:30 pm | J. S. Bach: Piano Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056, A. Schnittke: Piano Quintett, F. Schubert: „Trout Quintett“, D.667 | Further Information:

Kreuth am Tegernsee, the New Classic Ensemble Wien at the International Music Festival

Tenne – Gut Kaltenbrunn | Gmund, Germany | July 10, 2019 | 7:30 pm | T. Giordano: Concert for Piano and String orchestra in C major, W. A Mozart: Piano Concerto in A major, KV 414, W. A Mozart: Rondo in A major, KV 385 (completed by Lisa Smirnova), L. v. Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1, op. 15 (arranged and adapted for piano and string ensembe by Vinzenz Lachner)| Further Information:

Schwetzingen, Solo Recital „Wiener Klassik in C“

Schloss Schwetzingen, Jagdsaal | Schwetzingen, Germany | October 5, 2019 | 7:30 pm | J. Haydn: Sonata in C minor, Hob: XVI:20, W. A. Mozart: Variations in C major „Ah, Je vous-dirai, Maman“, KV 265/300, W. A. Mozart: Fantasy in C minor, KV 475, L. v. Beethoven: Sonata in C minor, op. 111 | Further Information:

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