NEWS

Lola plays Gershwin 

02/19/2016 - In case you missed it on PBS this winter, here is Lola's performance of Gershwin's famed Rhapsody in Blue with the Emmy-Winning All-Star Orchestra and maestro Gerard Schwarz:
 

Lola on PBS 

01/10/2016 - The new year began with Lola's appearance on PBS' "Debra!!!" with Debra Tornaben.

Lola performing with All Stars 

11/01/2015 - This November, Lola performs Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue with the Emmy Award-winning All-Star Orchestra & Gerard Schwarz on PBS. Check your local PBS schedule. 

Pure Russian Music 


05/04/2015
- It was all about purity and beauty of the Russian music as Lola once again collaborated with the great Gerard Schwarz and the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra at the Clay Center.  The two concerts and one matinee performance were greeted with an "an extended ovation" from the audience that turned up in large numbers to see Lola perform for the second season in a row.  The previous collaboration with maestro Schwarz and his Emmy-winning All-Star Orchestra was the recording of Gershwin's famed "Rhapsody in Blue", which will be released later this year.  Click HERE TO WATCH THE TRAILER.
 

Lola named among top performers of the season 


05/02/2015
- "...the heart of the performance was Lola Astanova’s Paganini Rhapsody by Sergei Rachmaninoff.  The stunningly beautiful pianist is an artist of the highest caliber, a virtuoso with as much subtlety as steel in her fingers." - raved the arts critics as they put together a list of their top picks of the 2014-15 season.
 

"They were on fire..." 

03/18/2015 - A beautiful evening at the Mar-A-Lago Club marked the final performance of the season for the Palm Beach Symphony, with Lola as the star soloist of the concert.  It was the night of Rachmaninoff and the energy in the hall was unmistakable:  "They were on fire, with subtle waves of energy pulsating like fireworks. " - wrote the Palm Beach Daily News.  Lola has once again proven to be one of the most exciting live performers of today being able to "...charm with subtlety as much as she can overwhelm with steel and fire."  The Palm Beach ArtPaper's final verdict was equally impressive: "Throughout the work, she demonstrated more of that delicate touch, with runs in the upper keyboard seeming to float in thin air, and an easy command of the very difficult runs spread throughout the piece. This was virtuoso playing in the old style, lyrical and romantic."
 

Four covers in December 

12/01/2014 - This December Lola is the cover story of four Florida magazines: Boca Life, Gold Coast, Palm Beacher & Jupiter. Read about the music and the fashions!