Festival Venice of the North

Festival for Chamber Music

Bruges, August 14 - 18, 2019

Luba Barsky

Luba Barsky
Described by Maxim Vengerov as “A very gifted pianist with a striking personality, her interpretations are both profound and deep”, Lubov Barsky israeli pianist ,born in Ukraine in 1977. She started play piano at age of 3, first teacher of her was her mother, director of Music School in Mariupol in Ukraine. As a promising child lubov quickly developed her musical talents, at age of 7 she made her first debut with Donetsk Philharmonic Orchestra by playing Haydn Concerto for piano.At age of 9 she was accepted to the Special school for gifted children by Rimsky –Korsakov in Saint Petersburg in Russia. In 1999 Luba and her family immigrated to Israel where she continued her musical career and her studies. Starting her musical education in Jerusalem Music Academy with Prof. Asaf Zohar, and finishing her bachelor in Tel-Aviv music Academies with professors Arie Vardi. During all years of studies she participated in International master classes where she worked with International artists maestro Prof. Boris Petrushansky, Dimitry Bashkirov, Claude Franck, Murray Perahia ,Yury Bashmet and Mickail Mutiyan, Daniel Barenboim,Yury Aranovich. In 2001 Lubov came to make her master and superior degree in Brussels where she finished with Grand distinction her superior degree in Royal Conservatory in Brussels with Prof. Eugenie Mogilevsky Then compleated her master degree in Gent University with Dr. Vitaly Samoshko. Today Lubov Barsky is winner of several International Piano Competitions such as Val-Tidone Music Competition Silvio Bengali Piano (2th prize) 2010,Senigalia International piano competition in Italy (2nd prize) 1998,“Camillo Togni” International piano competition in Italy(2nd prize)2004, Ariana Katz National competition in Israel(1st prize)1998,in 2010 Grand Finaliste Diplome in International Piano Competition in Poland. Lubov has performed with such orchestras as Haifa Symphony Orchestra ,Ashdod Chamber Orchestra in Israel, “Gent Royal Conservatory orchestra in Belgium as well as Brescia Symphony orchestra in Italy. She had a great possibility to work with famous conductors as Dirk Brosse, Yury Aranovitch , Roberto Simone and Yury Bashmet.As a recital performer Lubov Barsky debuted in a prestigious stages : Jerusalem Theater(Henri Crown) “,The International Convention center"- Binyeney Ha'Umma in Israel,Theater di Marcelo in Rome, City Hall in Vienna, Chopin Museum in Warsaw , Luis Galve Hall in Saragosa, Brussels Conservatory Hall , “Deehast” congress Hall in Canada and others. Last few years she was invited in one of the famous festivals as “Verbier Festival” in Switzerland, Quatre Season music festival in Belgium, “Israel Festival” in Jerusalem, Saragosa Music festival in Spain, “Musica Viva” Osnabruk in Germany and othersLubov regularly invited to take part in television emission in Russian TV Chanel -9, where she makes her special performances personal improvisation with jazz orchestra. Since little age Lubov composing her own music. You can find in her composed repertoire pieces for piano solo, duos, and a chamber music pieces.In the last period she used to develop her jazz skills, she practicing her improvisator style and using her own improvisations in concerts performances. Among several CD that Luba has recorded until today a new CD came out in 2012 classic & jazz where she performing famous classical repertoire and her own improvisations. Since 2011 luba is Professor in Hamme-Mille Music Academy in Belgium. Also Lubov is teaching since 2012 Tchaikovsky school of music in Brussels.