Valentina Lisitsa - a youtube star very close
at the Menuhin Festival Gstaad (Switzerland) - Music in Motion
Valentina Lisitsa, the epitome of new and young classical stars, gave her debut concert in the German-speaking Switzerland at the Menuhin Festival Gstaad in Zweisimmen. In contrast to her million clicks of her youtube videos the audience could hear and experience her live and closely on her favorit concert grand, the Bösendorfer 290 Imperial. Her programme, which before was chosen by voting, was challenging this instrument and - due to the pieces of Bach/Busoni Chaconne d-minor and Franz Liszt Sonata B-minor - could only played on a Bösendorfer 290 Imperial with its extra keys. The programme was rounded off by Chopin´s Etudes.
Valentina Lisitsa brought fresh air to the conservative classical world with her concert, which totally complies with the credo of the Menuhin Festival: Music in motion. The Swiss radio broadcasting SFR provided the live concert at the radio including her 5 encores after the standing ovations of the audience.
Valentina Lisitsa at the Menuhin Festival Gstaad Switzerland
credits Swiss broadcasting SFR 2 culture