Meet Russia’s answer to Yuja Wangmain
Meet Lola Astanova.
She’s 32 and, according to her publicists, she is ‘redefining classical music’.
Lola tells Sputnik International: ‘I want my outfits to look vivid and organic because it is a part of my presentation. For the people in the audience the concert is a special event, the event they have been waiting for and paid good money to attend, so the last thing they want to see is some messy figure that just rolled out of bed, and came to the stage to mechanically run through a bunch of notes.’
Oh, and she has interesting friends.
Now that’s what we call redifining classical music.
photo: Lucien Capehart Photography.
N.B. She can play.