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Sophia Lisovskaya

Sophia Lisovskaya

Sophia Lisovskaya was born in Moscow and, having shown early promise, gave her first public performance at the age of six in Moscow's Museum of Fine Art. 

Her first formal distinction came at the age of 13 when she won first prize in the All Soviet Competition: "New Names", whilst studying at the Tchaikovsky Junior Conservatoire of Music. Sophia completed her musical education in the West, taking up the offer of a full scholarship at London's Royal Academy of Music in 1994 and gaining a scholarship from London's Philharmonic Orchestra in 1996.

Sophia has performed all over the world, her career taking her to prestigious halls such as Teatro do Colon, Wigmore Hall and Milan's Sala Verdi.  Sophia's repertoire is broad although her childhood love of Russian composers has never left her and she chose Scriabin for her debut CD.  Her debut in the legendary "Great Hall" of the Moscow Conservatoire, performing the premier of Bruch's Double Piano Concerto with the Moscow State Chamber Orchestra in their Winter Proms season, was very well received and she has made a number of broadcasts including live performances on National Swedish Radio, National Latvian Radio, BBC Radio 3 and Moscow Radio.

Sophia made a successful debut in China in 2011 with a tour which included venues in Guangzhou and Beijing and an appearance on GZ Television.  She has subsequently been invited to return to the region, this time to perform in Hong Kong and to appear on two of China's major television channels, Phoenix TV and CCTV.  Sophia also continues to perform in the UK, France, Russia and Switzerland. In addition to her solo performances she enjoys creative partnerships with artists such as the Barbirolli Quartet.


".....coming close to the standard set by Sofronitzky and Richter for these pieces.  These are outstanding performances."  - American Record Guide

"...a lucid yet unmistakably mature account to end her stunning recital.  - Musical Opinion

"I like her in the dreamy little pieces.....Lisovskaya can certainly be sensitive." - BBC Music Magazine

"...the artist gave her audience a touch of true poetry in her interpretation of the two Chopin's "Mazurkas" op.17, weaving highly sophisticated chromatic melanges, hanging magically - totally enchanting and hypnotic."

L'eco di Bergamo (Italy)