Double your pleasure

Dear friends,
we borrowed the title of a recent article by Jed Distler about our Liszt recording, as we feel it reflects well our life and state of mind !
The double pleasure of pursuing careers as a duet as well as soloists.
The double pleasure of being on stage and promoting others thanks to our festival.
The double pleasure of receiving from the audience, and giving to our students.


It is about time we tell you about the 5th edition of our festival, La Clé des Portes : it will take place from July 26th to 30th, and this year's thematic is "FIVE" !
Not only will you hear quintets, but the Mighty Handful, some opus linked with 5, pieces in 5 movements, pieces for 5 hands, variations on Take 5 and many more surprises !
Always eager to promote young talented musicians, you will discover Adélaïde Ferrière, new "revelation" of the Victoires de la Musique, or Lea Hennino, together with renowned musicians such as Alena Baeva or Christian-Pierre La Marca...

In the heart of the Loire Valley, discover the wonderful Château de Talcy, where Ronsardwrote his most famous lines :"Mignonne, allons voir si la rose..."

In the heart of the Loire Valley, discover the wonderful Château de Talcy, where Ronsardwrote his most famous lines :"Mignonne, allons voir si la rose..."

The fan club is growing : this season, they were 4 travelling with us for our concerts in Lisbon8 in Moscow... More than 20 people are travelling with us to Saint-Petersburg for our concert in the Philharmony Hall on June 5th ! 


After having received a lot of praise from the french press, and being rewarded withGramophone's Editor's Choice, our Liszt recording is getting very well received by the international press :
Jonathan Welsh writes :"the two pianists are so well synchronised as to give the impression of only one player. There is also devilment in the playing (...) I must say that I was completely bowled over by this recording (...) Overall this is an absolutely splendid and fascinating disc (...) This is my favourite Liszt disc of the year so far, and I award full marks to all concerned!" formusicweb-international.com
Jed Distler gives our recording a 10/10 :"Liszt aficionados and collectors of piano curiosities alike will need no further prodding to acquire this disc." for classicstoday.com
Remy Franck for Pizzicato, in Luxemburg :"This very special program with various arrangements of works by Liszt and Saint-Saëns, and notably the world premiere recording of Liszt’s B minor Sonata in the Saint-Saëns version, shows outstanding pianism in 3D."

While the Liszt / Saint-Saëns recording is still getting a lot of attention, Ludmila's new recording for Melodiya is already available : a live recording of a concert given in Moscow Conservatory last fall. Here is what the russian magazine Piano Forum writes about it : "The interpretation of Medtner Quintet is undoubtedly a great achievement: the musicians have succeeded in making an exceptional unity of this grandiose tapestry of sounds, and they have found the right emotional colors for this quintet: the "nostalgia", essential to this composer, has acquired deep tones, a philosophical sense proper to the Belle Epoque - a sad farewell to the comfort and calm tranquility of the passing time."

While the Liszt / Saint-Saëns recording is still getting a lot of attention, Ludmila's new recording for Melodiya is already available : a live recording of a concert given in Moscow Conservatory last fall.
Here is what the russian magazine Piano Forum writes about it : "The interpretation of Medtner Quintet is undoubtedly a great achievement: the musicians have succeeded in making an exceptional unity of this grandiose tapestry of sounds, and they have found the right emotional colors for this quintet: the "nostalgia", essential to this composer, has acquired deep tones, a philosophical sense proper to the Belle Epoque - a sad farewell to the comfort and calm tranquility of the passing time."


We will be back in the studios by the end of June : two new solo recordings with very personal repertoire !


Among the gratifying successes of the spring, Ludmila was thrilled that her student Dimitri Malignan won the Prix Cortot, rewarding the best pianist of the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris. Last year, this prize was given to Lucas Debargue : we can only wish Dimitri a similar success in the career !


Among all her activities, Ludmila was as well invited by the 1st channel of Russian TV for a prime time show : her star-role in The Great Space Travel keeps her iconic image through the years !