Readers of Pianist magazine – a generally quiet lot of pianophiles who crack open the mag to learn new fingerings – may be slightly alarmed when the Christmas issue of their favourite journal drops through the letterbox.
The cover personage is the flamboyant Lola Astanova, not previously associated with the drier pursuits of music education or the heights of concert stardom.
Anything else you’d like in your stocking?
See how she plays here.
UPDATE: Lola in teaching mode, this summer:
Fb page pic