Ukraine mourns national pianist, 100

Ukraine mourns national pianist, 100


norman lebrecht

January 13, 2021

The venerable Ariadna (Rada) Ostapivna Lysenko  has died at the age of 100 and six months. She was a distinguished performer and professor in Kyiv.

Her grandson Mykola Lysenko writes: Today, at the age of 100, Rada Ostapivna Lysenko, an outstanding pianist, professor of NMAU, Honored Artist of Ukraine, granddaughter of the founder of Ukrainian classical music Mykola Lysenko, beloved great-grandmother of our children, passed away. With her, we lost an entire artistic era, the elder of the Lysenko family. Burial is planned at the Baykovo cemetery.



  • Jerome Hoberman says:

    So sorry for your loss, old friend. May her memory be a blessing.