Biography of Lisa Smirnova

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Ms. Smirnova will also perform a full cycle of Bach concerti for keyboard, as well as local premieres of "Concerto for myself" by Friedrich Gulda. She will be featured on disc with violinist Benjamin Schmid performing works by Shostakovich, Prokofiev and Weill.

Her recordings, spanning the standard repertoire, have been given the highest praise by critics worldwide. Her debut album for ECM of the Eight Great Suites by Georg Friedrich Handel won the BBC Instrumental Choice of the year in 2011. The Financial Times remarked that "...Smirnova shows, what we, and most pianists, have been missing, for she paints the gigues, fugues and sarabandes with such spirit and wit, that it's impossible not to be won over by their joy and sophistication."