Lola Astanova – NOT your typical classical pianist
Born in the former Soviet Union, Lola’s journey in music began at the age of six when her mother, a music teacher, gave Lola her first lesson. Her natural gift was instantly obvious, and it did not take long before Lola was walking into the studio of a renowned piano professor Tamara Popovich. For the next several years, Lola developed her superb piano technique under the guidance of professor Popovich, learned harmony and counterpoint with professor Mark Rusak, and studied piano performance with Lev Naumov of the Moscow Conservatory. By the age of eight Astanova began appearing as a performer, and her effortless power, speed and precision, combined with emotional depth and lyricism have earned Lola quick acclaim.