1st Prize Winner at the Vianna Da Motta International Piano Competition 2010, Lilian Akopova displays “ impressive virtuoso and pianistic capabilities” (Anne-Sophie Mutter).
Lilian Akopova received early instruction in music from the age of six with Valery Kozlov at the Kyiv Lysenko State Music Lyceum for Gifted Children, later graduating with highest honors at the age of 18. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich, where, at the invitation of Elisso Virsaladze, she completed the master class with distinction.
During her studies she was invited to attend master classes with András Schiff and Paul Badura-Skoda. She is a scholarship holder of the Yehudi Menuhin “Live Music Now” Foundation, the Gulbenkian Foundation and the German Academic Exchange (DAAD). Lilian Akopova has taken part in numerous international piano competitions. In 2010 she won First Prize at the International Piano Competition “Vianna Da Motta” in Lisbon. She was also awarded First Prizes at the Carlet International Piano Competition in Valencia, the “Rome 2005” Competition, and the “Primo Premio Sulmona” in Italy.
Lilian Akopova has appeared in concert with the Carinthian Symphony Orchestra Klagenfurt, the Bolzano Chamber Orchestra, the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, and the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine under the baton of conductors such as Enrique García Asensio, Arthur Fagen and Volker Schmidt-Gertenbach. Numerous radio recordings testify to her musical artistry.
The Artist's Homepage: http://www.lilianakopova.com/de
Jazz in Classical Music
Matthias Well, Violin - Lilian Akopova, Piano
Robert Schumann: Carnaval, Op. 9, Fantasiestücke, Op. 12
Mendelssohn: Fantasie op. 28
Lilian Akopova, Piano
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