Powerful, impassioned, and technically exquisite are adjectives
describing the artistry of piano virtuoso Eleonora Lvov; accolades
from her successes which include solo performances with major
symphony orchestras in Berlin, Helsinki, Jerusalem, Moscow
and cities across America. Now a US citizen residing in Sarasota,
FL, she is having a considerable impact on the musical life
of the community.
Lvov received the first prize in the Beethoven Competition
in Moscow, and was awarded the International Alex de Vries
prize in Belgium, among others. She has also been honored
with command performances for the Queen of Belgium, the Prime
Minister of England and the President of Israel.
She began formal piano studies at the Gneissen School of the
Moscow Conservatory, one of a few hundred children of gifted
musical aptitude, selected from throughout the Soviet Union.
Other graduates and teachers of this venerable school have
included Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky, Sergei Rachmaninov, Alexander
Scriabin, and Dmitri Shostakovich.
is the language of Spirit," Eleonora explains. "Music that
is filled with meaning stirs people's souls. Whether I am
playing about love, struggle, or turbulent dark forces, it
is my soul talking to the audience through the language of
music. When I perform, my ego dissolves, and what flashes
through my mind is a torrent of images, images which
come from the subconscious and unconscious mind. I don't concentrate
on the notes that's what practice is for I only
feel emotion. What gives me a high is the feeling of joy,
from Spirit speaking through me."
trademark: an ardent connection to the music and an ability
to convey its passion and emotion with staggering technique
rooted in the most demanding and highly regarded of Russian