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

Theater Kempten, Master concert 3

Theater Kempten | Stadttheater, Kempten| February 1, 2022, 8 pm (introduction 7:15 pm) | C. Debussy: Petite Suite for piano four hands, F. Schubert: Fantasia F minor for piano four hands, W. A. Mozart: Adagio and Fugue in C minor for two pianos, W. A. Mozart: Sonata D major for two pianos, D. Shostakovich: Concertino for two pianos | together with Annette Naumann, piano

Lisa Smirnova in Kempten

Kultur in Ebersberg

Altes Kino Ebersberg | Ebersberg, Germany | October 3, 2021, 5 pm | J. S. Bach: Kleine Präludien, M. Borboudakis: Modular Loops (2010) | F. Chopin: Waltzes

More details : Kulturverein Zorneding-Baldham e. V.

Lisa Smirnova plays „Modular Loops“ by Minas Borboudakis

Internationales Musikfest Kreuth am Tegernsee

Seeforum | Rottach-Egern, Germany | July 16, 2021, 6 pm and 8 pm | W. A. Mozart: Adagio and Fugue for strings in C minor K 546, L. v. Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor op. 37 (adaptation for piano and string quintet by Vinzenz Lachner), W. A. Mozart: Fantasia in C minor for piano K. 396 | New Classic Ensemble Wien

Read an interview with Lisa Smirnova about this concert

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