Lilya Zilberstein is a Russian-born, world-renowned pianist, residing in Hamburg, Germany. Lilya Zilberstein began playing the piano at the age of five. Following twelve years of lessons with Ada Traub at the Gnessin school of music in Moscow, she went on to study with Alexander Satz at the Gnessin Institute, taking her final exam in 1988. In 1985 she already won the first prize in the competition of the Russian Federation and she was also among the prize-winners at the All-Union's Competition in Riga. Lilya Zilberstein has lived in Germany since 1990 and has performed in the countries finest concert halls, in the most important festivals and with the most famous orchestras.
She first gained international attention following her win at the 1987 Concorso Busoni and immediately following her graduation embarked on tour, performing her debut in the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. Her German debut concluded in Munich and she was immediately contracted by Deutsche Grammophon.
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