Lola Astanova and Jahja Ling Headline at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center Tonight
Astanova made her Carnegie Hall debut in January 2012 in a special Tribute to Horowitz, chaired by Donald Trump and hosted by Julie Andrews, to a sold out crowd of 3,000 people. Following the concert, she received the prestigious Vladimir Horowitz Distinguished Artist Award. In May of 2012, Astanova was honored to be invited to perform at the Lifetime Achievement Award ceremony for legendary pianist Byron Janis at Lincoln Center, which culminated in a spectacular 4 hand performance between Janis and Astanova.
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Lola Astanova began playing the piano at age 6 and studied at the Moscow Conservatory. She developed her superb piano technique under the guidance of renowned Russian classical pianist, and professor of the Moscow State Conservatory Lev Naumov, the "Godfather of the Russian piano school" who noted Astanova's ability as a "rare and truly ingenious" pianist, adding that "Chopin performed by Lola is simply outstanding." Today, the pianist who plays like the virtuosos of the past and looks like a supermodel continues to change the face of classical music. She has built a global following via interactive social media networks. With millions of views, Lola's online videos are among the most watched virtuoso performances in the world, and her own original piano transcriptions of modern music are attempted by thousands of pianists. Lola will embark on an Australian tour alongside the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Seattle Symphony Orchestra's Conductor Laureate Gerard Schwarz , beginning in October 2013. For more information, please go to www.lolaastanova.com .