LUDMILA BERLINSKAIA, PIANIST

“Honoured Artist of Russia”, Soloist of the Moscow Philharmonic, first prize winner at every international competition she participated in, Ludmila Berlinskaia played on the most prestigious stages in the world, including the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Wigmore Hall, the Barbican and the Royal Albert Hall in London, la Fenice in Venice, the Royal Academy of Brussels, the National Auditorium in Madrid, the City Hall of Hong Kong, St. Petersburg Philharmony and all major halls of Moscow, where she grew up.

She is regularly invited to prestigious festivals such as La Roque d’Anthéron, Colmar, Auvers sur Oise, Aix en Provence, Evian, Kuhmo, Edinburgh, Aldeburgh, Orlando, Stavanger, Portogruaro Festivals etc.

She is a highly sought-after chamber music performer. Her partners include Mstislav Rostropovich, Yuri Bashmet, Viktor Tretyakov, Alexander Knyazev, Paul Meyer, Gerard Causse, Ivry Gitlis, Gautier Capuçon, Jean-Jacques Kantorow Henry Demarquette, Alain Meunier, François-René Duchâble, and nearly a thousand concerts in quintet with the Borodin, Orlando, Fine Arts, Ardeo, Danel, St. Petersburg Quartets etc..

Raised among the Soviet cultural elite, her father being the cellist Valentin Berlinsky, founder of the legendary Borodin Quartet, Ludmila Berlinskaia brilliantly completed her studies at the Gnessine Institute and the Moscow Conservatory.

She especially enjoyed a unique environment in the midst of the greatest artists.  Immersed since childhood in the music of Shostakovich, she is now considered one of its finest performers. She plays all over the world his entire chamber music repertoire with piano, including rare and unpublished works.

Above all, she was fortunate to be part of a close circle around the pianist Sviatoslav Richter. She had the privilege to play with him, to replace him for his own production of Benjamin Britten’s Turn of the Screw and to benefit from his attentive guidance to her artistic freedom.

Ludmila Berlinskaia has recorded several albums of works by Rachmaninov, Glinka, Schnittke, Mendelssohn, Janacek, Strauss and Tchaikovsky with Virgin Classics and Saphir Productions.