The world-famous pianist Valentina Lisitsa intends to participate in the International Piano-Forum Festival of Piano Art for the first time in 2018, informed the Director General of the Donetsk State Academic Philharmonic Alexander Paretsky.
"The International Piano-Forum Festival of Piano Art is held annually. This year we will again have it in winter, but at a larger scale, with the participation of the pianist Valentina Lisitsa already in 2018," the source said.
The pianist herself confirmed the plans of participation in the Festival and noted that she would start preparing the program of her next visit to the Donetsk People's Republic.
"I am already considering the plan for my next visit to Donbass. Now I know for sure that I will take part in the International Piano Forum Festival in order to attract more attention to classical music," Lisitsa said.
The International Piano-Forum Festival of Piano Art has been held since 2000. The Donetsk State Academic Philharmonic acts as the initiator of the event. The concerts of the festival include piano pieces by such famous composers as Sergei Prokofiev, Maurice Ravel, Mili Balakirev, Robert Schumann and others. The task of the Piano Forum is to provide an opportunity for young performers to demonstrate their talent to a wide audience.
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