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Valentina Lisitsa gets 'performer spotlight' on PIANO TV

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Recently we did a performer spotlight video on Glenn Gould, who is legendary when it comes to recordings of Bach – but unfortunately, he's been dead quite a while. I thought it would be fun to spotlight a performer who is alive and well, and who got her start on YouTube – Valentina Lisitsa. We're going to discuss her background, her journey as a musician, playing style and recordings, as well as some controversy. Let's get into it! Valentina was born in Kiev in 1973 and was a child prodigy who was playing music recitals by the age of four. Despite that, she really wanted to be a pro chess player throughout childhood.