Our top 5 favourite video performances from Lola Astanova

04 December 2019
By Ellie Palmer
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Lola graces the cover of issue 111 of Pianist

From Chopin's Fantaisie Impromptu to Liszt's La Campanella, Lola has gifted us with plenty of stunning live performances in recent years – on YouTube and on her Instagram page. 

With her appearance on the cover of issue 111 of Pianist, we thought you'd like to see our top 5 favourite video performances of Lola (it was hard as it was to narrow them down!). You can grab yourself a copy of our festive issue here.

Here we go...


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1. Rachmaninov Moment Musical Op 16 No 4  

Want to learn this piece? Take a look at Luka Okros's lesson on it here.


2. Gershwin Rhapsody In Blue with the All-Star Orchestra and Gerard Schwarz 

This performance was awarded an Emmy Award back in 2016.


3. Inspirit – Astanova's own composition

Inspirit is Lola's latest original composition, recorded on Zlatni Rat beach in Croatia. 


4. Mia & Sebastian's Theme from La La Land composed by Justin Hurwitz

Lola and Croatian cellist Stjepan Hauser collaborated to perform the famous theme from 2016's blockbuster hit La La Land.


5. Moonlight Sonata 

The two musicians team up again for an arrangement of Beethoven's 'Moonlight' Sonata. They certainly did it justice. Have a listen for yourself.


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Main image: © Ellison Polaris