Lilya Zilberstein experienced her first international success in 1987 when she won the Busoni Competition in Bozen, Italy. Since then, the pianist has been able to establish an international career and belongs to the uncontested piano greats. Lilya Zilberstein has produced legendary CDs in the framework of an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon. A highlight is the benchmark recording with highly-acclaimed playing of Rachmaninow's Piano Concertos with Claudio Abbado and the Berlin Philharmonic. Lilya Zilberstein has compiled a further seven CDs for Deutsche Grammophon. Also, in past years, Lilya Zilberstein has published for K&K Publishing Company several CDs, among them two with live concert recordings on a C. Bechstein concert grand piano featuring works by Beethoven and Brahms. Lilya Zilberstein started to play the piano when she was 5 years old. After 12 years instruction with Ada Traub at the Gnessin Special Music School in Moscow, she continued her study with Alexander Satz at the Gnessin Institute.
Since 1990 the pianist, who was born in Moscow, has lived in Germany. The piano duo Martha Argerich-Lilya Zilberstein have been one of the world's most celebrated ensembles for many years. Furthermore, she periodicly undertakes world tours with violinist Maxim Vengerow.
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