Valentina Lisitsa is the first classical “YouTube star” who converted her internet success into a global career in the principal venues of Europe, the USA, South America and Asia since posting her first video playing a Rachmaninoff Etude in 2007. Her YouTube channel now tops 70 million clicks and has almost 130.000 subscribers.
A spectacular recital in London's Royal Albert Hall before an audience of 8000 in 2012 marked her international breakthrough. Listeners voted online for their preferred programme – a form of audience participation that has become one of her "trade marks".
Valentina signed an exclusive agreement with DECCA and released the live recording of the Royal Albert Hall concert. In her following CD releases Valentina presents works by Rachmaninoff with the London Symphony Orchestra, various works by Liszt and with her newest CD she presents soundtracks by Michael Nyman in honor of his 70th birthday.
Highlights of the season 2014 are her performance with Orchestre de Paris under Paavo Järvi, with Staatskapelle Dresden at the Semperoper and recitals as at Prinzregententheater München.