„…Her playing shows sensitivity, spontaneity, fantasy and intelligence and her outstanding pianistic abilities give her playing warmth and personality….“
Elisso Virsaladze, Professor am Tschaikowsky Konservatorium, Moskau und der Hochschule für Musik und Theater München
„…Ihre pianistischen Möglichkeiten haben mich sehr beeindruckt…“
Prof. Anne Sophie Mutter
„…Ihre pianistischen Fähigkeiten sind Weltspitze und Ihre Interpretationen haben eine ideale Balance von Emotion und Intelligenz…“
Prof. Henri Sigfridsson, Folkwang Universität der Künste Essen
„…Konzerte von Lilian Akopova sind Elementarerlebnisse, die fast an Wunder glauben lassen…“
Gottfried Knapp, Süddeutsche Zeitung, renommierter deutscher Kulturjournalist

! News 2019!

Lilian Akopova –

Professorship for piano and chamber music

The Kalaidos University of Music, Zurich, Switzerland, of the Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences Switzerland, has appointed Lilian Akopova as Professor of Piano and Chamber Music.

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Keywords to the Vita of the pianist Lilian Akopova

– at the age of 5 she is discovered as an exceptional talent and giftedness,

– until the age of 18, she graduates with honors the elite Lysenko Central Music School Kiev, Ukraine, for highly gifted children and adolescents;

– she concludes the Bachelor and Master studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich – with honors!

– From the age of 7 she already has her first public appearances at concerts internationally and at the age of 11 she performs as a soloist in the famous concert hall of the Moscow State P.-I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory.

– Thus she begins her career as a soloist, during which she participates in 14 international piano competitions from 1996 to 2010, winning 6 first prizes and three further placings and three special prize for her performance during the final rounds..

– Her other passion is teaching! Professors Valerie Koslow in Kiev and Elisso Virsaladse and Andras Schiff in Munich, her teachers, are her role models. She is an enthusiastic as well as experienced and dedicated teacher with more than 10 years of teaching experience by now.

– Lilian Akopova is today a top-class soloist and chamber musician, with the following quotes from renowned journalists and colleagues:

 

Conservatory Teachers, Colleagues and Journalists about Lilian Akopova

Prof. Anne Sophie Mutter

„Ihre pianistischen Möglichkeiten haben mich sehr beeindruckt…..“

„Her enormous pianistic capabilities have very much impressed me…“

Gottfried Knapp, Süddeutsche Zeitung (famous journalist, writer onArt and Music)

„Konzerte von Lilian Akopova sind Elementarerlebnisse, die fast an Wunder glauben lassen….“

„Lilian Akopova’s concerts are elementary experiences that almost make us believe in miracles…“

Elisso Virsaladse, Professor at the Tschaikowsky Conservatory, Moskow, and the Hochschule für Musik und Theater. Munich

„Her playing shows sensitivity, spontaneity, fantasy and intelligence and her outstanding pianistic abilities…..give her playing warmth and personality.“

Henri Sigfridsson, Professor for piano at Folkwang University of Arts, Essen:

„Ihre pianistischen Fähigkeiten sind Weltspitze und ihre Interpretationen haben eine ideale Balance von Emotion und Intelligenz“.

„Her pianistic skills are world class and her interpretations show an ideal balance of emotion and intelligence.“

First Prices at International Piano Competitions

       1st price „Vianna da Motta International Music Competition“, Lisbon, Portugal

  1st price „International Piano Competition“, Carlet, Valencia, Spain

  1st price  International Piano Competition „Premio Sulmona“, Sulmona, Italy

  1st price „Rome International Piano Competition“, Rom, Italy

  1st price  Steinway-Price, Munich, Germany

  1st price „Vladimir Krainev International Piano Competition“, Kharkow, Ukraine 

Concert Calendar

15 Dec 2019

Solo concerto Kunstwerkstatt am Hellweg Bochum
Beethoven et al.
exact program to follow

Lilian Akopova, Piano


13. Dec 2019

Solo concerto Kunstwerkstatt am Hellweg Bochum
Beethoven et al.
exact program to follow

Solistin Lilian Akopova, Piano


08. Dec 2019

Duo-Chamber concerto on two pianos
Allerheiligen Hofkirche of the Munich Residence

J. Brahms – 16 Waltzes op. 36, for piano four hands
P.I. Tchaikovsky – The Nutcracker  op. 71 – arr. for two pianos by Nicolas Economou
F. Liszt – Reminiscences de Don Juan S. 565 for two pianos
S. Rachmaninov – Suite No. 2, op. 17 for two pianos
D. Shostakovitch – Concerto for two pianos op. 94, a minor

Lilian Akopova, Piano
Pablo Galdo, Piano


25 Nov 2019

Kulturkreis Gasteig e.V.
‘Festkonzert im Carl-Orff-Saal’
J. S. Bach – Partita No. 1, B-Dur, BWV 825
F. Mendelssohn – Variations Sérieuses, op. 54, (1841)
A. Ginastera – 3 Danzas Argentinas, op. 2

Duo Matthias Well, Violine & Maria Well, Cello
Lilian Akopova, piano solo & trio


28. September 2019

Unterföhring Solo Conczert
Aula im Bürgerhaus

F. Liszt – Liebestraum No. 3
F. Chopin – Ballad No. 4 in f-minor, op. 52
P. Tschaikowsky – ‚The Nutcracker‘ op. 71 „Andante Maestoso* Balled Suite for piano solo by Mikhail Pletnev
G- Gershwin – Songs (from his Songbook)
G, Gershwin – ‚Rhapsody in Blue‘ (Piano solo version)
N. Kapustin – from: Eight Concert Etudes op. 40, No.3
A. Piazolla – Trio ‘Four Seasons’: „Winter“

Lilian Akopova, piano solo


22. September 2019

Munich/Pasing – ‘Münchener Volkshochschule’
“Birthday Concert 200 years Clara Schumann”

Lilian Akopova, piano solo

Clara Schumann – 
– from ‘Soirées Musicales’
– Variations about a theme from Robert Schumann
– Three romances op. 11
– Romance op. 21
– Scherzo No. 2, op. 14
Constantia Gourzi 
– Wind Dances – Hommage to Federico Mompou (2017)
Germaine Tailleferre – Fleur de France

Shoshana Liessmann, Moderator


14. Juli 2019

Solo concerto Kunstwerkstatt am Hellweg Bochum
Mozart – Sonate KV 576
Schubert – Impromptu op. 90 Ges-Dur
Mendelssohn – Variations Sérieuses
Beethoven – Sonate op. 57, „Appassionata“
Chopin – Ballade no. 4
A. Rosenblatt – Preludio e Fuga Lattino

Lilian Akopova, Piano solo


12. Juli 2019

Solokonzert Kunstwerkstatt am Hellweg Bochum
Mozart – Sonate KV 576
Schubert – Impromptu op. 90 Ges-Dur
Mendelssohn – Variations Sérieuses
Beethoven – Sonate op. 57, „Appassionata“
Chopin – Ballade nr. 4
A. Rosenblatt – Preludio e Fuga Lattino

Solistin Lilian Akopova, Piano