Pianist Lyudmila of Berlin: biography, career and personal life
Lyudmila Valentinovna Berlinskaya – famous Russian and Soviet pianist and actress, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation (1996). He is the founder of the Paris Spring festival, the founder of the Berlinsky association, and the artistic co-director of the La Cle des Portes festival. Also teaches at the Normal School of Music. A. Corto in Paris. Biography of Lyudmila of Berlin. Was born on December 30, 1960 in Moscow in the family of the cellist of Berlin, Valentin, the founder of the Quartet. Borodin Her mother was a lawyer. Lyudmila childhood passed surrounded by well-known figures of the creative intelligentsia and artists, among whom were well-known composers (Schnittke, Moses Weinberg, Sofia Gubaidulina, Dmitri Shostakovich), performers (Daniil Shafran, Yakov Flier, Yakov Zak, Mstislav Rostropovich), conductors (Svetlanov , Dmitry Kitaenko, Yuri Temirkanov, Gennady Rozhdestvensky), artists (Nikolai Silis, Vladimir Lemport, Anatoly Zverev), as well as academician A. Sakharov and writer A. Solzhenitsyn. At the age of 5, the girl already knew how to play the piano, and at six she entered the Music School. Gnessin, where her mentor was Anna Kantor. Also at the age of six, she was first invited to act in films, but her father was against it. Periodically, she received other proposals for filming. And only thirteen years old Lyudmila of Berlin played in the motion picture “The Great Space Journey” one of the main roles. She happened to meet such famous personalities as cosmonaut A. Leonov and composer A. Rybnikov, whose songs she also performed in this film. After the success of the film, Lyudmila received other proposals for filming, but she refused because she preferred to play the piano as an actress or vocalist (she also learned vocal). Career pianist Her career developed rapidly. For the first time with a quartet to them. Borodina she performed at the age of 14, and from the age of 15 she has already toured the USSR. She performed with the orchestra, and solo, and as part of chamber ensembles. Also at this age, Svyatoslav Richter took her “under his wing”, who was not formally her teacher, but had a strong personal influence. Until the early 80s, the pianist assisted the maestro, turning the pages during his concerts and watching him work. Later they performed in a piano duet. At the age of 17, Lyudmila of Berlin entered the Moscow Conservatory. Continuing to give concerts, she performed with M. Rostropovich and Y. Bashmet. For a long time she lived in Moscow, but in the early 90s she moved to Paris. These years for Ludmila were marked by the concertmaster’s hard work – there were many performances in the prestigious halls of London, Amsterdam, Paris, Moscow, Venice, and also participation in numerous festivals. Personal life pianist With her first husband, conductor Vladimir Ziva, Lyudmila of Berlin met Richter. From this union was born Dmitry Berlinsky, who later became a professional cellist, like his grandfather. In the early 90s in Paris, the pianist settled with her second husband, Anton Matalaev, who was the first violin of the Anton Quartet. In 1991 they had a daughter, Maria Matalaeva. Spouse died in 2002. In 2011, the piano duet of Ludmila Berlina was created with her third spouse, French pianist Arthur Ansel. In 2012, they released their first joint disc dedicated to Tchaikovsky’s music, which received several awards. In 2014, the second disc, devoted to Prokofiev’s ballets, was released under the label “Melodies”. Since the collapse of the USSR, this is the first record of this company. The pianist is also one of the greatest experts on Shostakovich’s music, including all of his chamber music and little-known works.