Sophia Lisovskaya was born in Moscow and having shown very early promise, gave her first public performance at the age of six in Moscow’s Museum of Fine Art. Her first formal distinction came at the age of 13 when she won first prize in the prestigious Russian “New Names” competition.
Whilst attending the Tchaikovsky Junior Conservatoire of Music, Sophia completed her musical education in the West, having taken- up the offer of a full scholarship at London’s Royal Academy of Music.
She has performed all over the world, her career taking her to prestigious venues such as Teatro de Colon Buenos Aires, the Wigmore Hall and Milan’s La Sala Verdi. Her repertoire is broad, yet her childhood love of Russian composers has never left her.
Her current artistic project is developing a documentary on Tchaikovsky, in collaboration with film-maker Don Boyd and his production company, HiBROW.
Sophia’s legendary first appearance in the “Great Hall” of the Moscow Conservatoire, performing Bruch’s Double Piano Concerto with the Moscow State Chamber Orchestra in its Winter Proms season, led to many performances on Moscow Radio, National Swedish Radio, National Latvian Radio, BBC Radio 3 and with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Sophia chose Alexander Scriabin for her debut CD with BIS Records. Alexander Scriabin was a truly enigmatic figure and a contemporary of Rachmaninoff. Sophia has continued to follow the grand tradition of the old Russian School with a series of professors leading directly back to Scriabin.
She made a successful tour of China in 2011 which included venues in Guangzhou and Beijing and an appearance on GZ Television and has subsequently been invited to return to the region, this time to perform in Hong Kong and to appear on two of China’s major television channels, Phoenix TV and CCTV yet also finds the time to perform in the UK, France, Russia and Switzerland.