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

Sinfonietta Köln

Stadttheater| Kempten, Germany |November 9, 2022, 8 pm | J. S. Bach: Concertos for two harpsichords in C minor, BWV 1060 and BWV 1062 | W. A. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat major, K. 271 „Jenamy“ | With Annette Naumann, piano, Sinfonietta Köln, Cornelius Frowein, Dirigent More details

A la française

A la française – Benjamin Schmid and friends | Stadttheater, Kempten | September 30, 2022, 7 pm) | Johannes Brahms: Clarinet Trio in A minor Op. 114, Nino Rota: Trio for flute, violin and piano (1958), César Franck: Piano Quintet in F minor

More Details and tickets: CLASSIX Kempten – 17th International Chamber Music Festival in Kempten (Allgäu)


Wilhelmstraße 20-21 | Haan, Germany | August 20, 2022, 1pm – 4 pm | SPIEGELWELTEN [mirror worlds] sets sonic and visual accents that place „The Art of Fugue“ in an interdisciplinary context. The event jaunts between two artists‘ hoards. Even the street is included.

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