Pianist Lola Astanova will perform for the first time in Belgrade on November 7th in the large hall of the Sava Centre, as part of her Balkan tour.
Born in the former Soviet Union, she received her first music lessons from her mother, a music teacher, when she was 6 years old. In the following years, she developed an exceptional piano technique under the guidance of Professor Popovic, studied harmony and counterpoint with Professor Mark Rusak and piano performance with Lev Naumovski of the Moscow Conservatory.
As a pianist, she started to tour at the age of 8 and has performed in Germany, France, Austria, Russia, and Italy. She won the Chopin Award for young pianists in 1996 in Moscow and in 1998, she participated in the UNESCO documentary programme.
After emigrating to the United States, she gave a triumphant concert in the packed Carnegie Hall. She also performed at the New York Ball in honour of the editor-in-chief of Vogue, in the presence of Donald Trump, Valentino Garavani and others.
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