Youtube's most popular pianist – coming up on Deutsche Grammophonmain
No sooner did I name Valentina Lisitsa as the pianist with the million-most hits on Youtube than a colleague helpfully pointed out she has a release coming up next month on the yellow label.
It could be that DG’s publicists haven’t spotted it yet since the big name on the album is Hilary Hahn, playing fairly obscure sonatas by Charles Ives. But down there in second billing is our Val on piano.
And now that Berlin HQ has read about her Youtube fame on slipped disc, the DG bosses might even bump her up the publicity schedules ahead of Hilary’s twit-famous violin case for an interview or two. You never know.