VALENTINA LISITSA, PIANO
Part of the Piano Recital Series
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 8:00pm
TICKETS: $38 + $32 | $15 Ages 30 and Under* | $10 Duke students*
has a unique story among contemporary concert pianists. Born and trained in Kiev, she got her start as Hilary Hahn’s accompanist, then found global acclaim when her YouTube videos of the Rachmaninoff Études — filmed in her adopted home of New Bern, NC — went viral. Now, she counts over 70 million views on her YouTube channel and a full calendar of international touring. The Daily Telegraph
proclaims, “Her essential attribute is a fevered urgency, an almost desperate desire to suck the expressive marrow from a piece.”
At Duke Performances, Lisitsa plays a bountiful and melodic program that explores short-form works for piano. The first half is a retrospective of the ambitious Russian composer Alexander Scriabin, traversing decades of his career with Preludes, Études, and Poèmes. After intermission, Lisitsa takes on all twenty-four of the celebrated Chopin Études, a benchmark for Scriabin and countless other late nineteenth-century pianist-composers.
PROGRAM: Copy from season book
Scriabin: Selections from Preludes op. 2, 11, 27, and 35
op. 41, 73, 34, and 38
, op. 21
Scriabin: Three Études
, op. 65
Chopin: Twenty-Four Études
*Under 30, Duke Student, and Duke Employee Tickets, Limit 2
Please note: Duke student tickets will not be mailed. All tickets must be picked up at Will Call with a valid Duke ID.