"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!

Lola at the New York Ball 

- It was the "who is who" of the international world of fashion, film, television and business as hundreds of distinguished guests gathered at the Trump Tower to honor the lifetime achievements of the ITALIAN VOGUE's Editor-in-Chief Franca Sozzani.  Opening with her own rendition of the "Star-Spangled Banner", Lola proceeded to wow the guests with the compositions by Chopin and Rachmaninoff, closing with the Russian master's Moment Musicaux No. 4 to a standing ovation.  VOGUE magazine called her performance "transfixing".  The star-studded audience included, Donald and Melania Trump, Hollywood power couple director Baz Luhrmann and designer Catherine Martin, fashion legend Valentino, Zac Posen, Coco Rocha, John Leguizamo, Camille Grammer, Peter Dundas, Liya Kebede, Natasha Poly, and Daria Strokous, to name a few.  Kris Jenner introduced Lola on stage.

Read more about this event in VOGUE, WWD and see PHOTOS.

Lola headlines the OPUS Gala at Jacobs Music Center 

Pictured: Lola with Irwin and Joan Jacobs

10/25/2014 - "Lola Astanova's meticulous Rachmaninov a tour de force in San Diego gala" - was the title of Erica Miner's review following Lola's performance at the much anticipated OPUS gala in San Diego.  The city's most premier black tie event of the year brought together San Diego's foremost cultural, business and political figures united in their love for music, and the guests of the Jacobs Music Center were not disappointed.  "Astanova’s detailed, meticulous interpretation reflected her impeccable background..." - noted the critic - "...her fingers flying over the keys so rapidly as to seem to defy gravity."

The performance was followed by a lavish reception at the University Club, where the guests greeted the soloist with a long ovation.

Lola opens new symphony season in San Diego 

- After kicking-off the new season on the East Coast with the Miami Symphony earlier this month, Lola had traveled to California for a series of concerts with a premier West Coast ensemble - the San Diego Symphony with maestro Jahja Ling at the helm.  The sold-out season opener took place at Copley Music Hall, where Lola presented Chopin's concerto No. 2.  "Would her music be a reflection of her ideas or was she an empty dress in high heels? I wanted to know if she was authentic." - wrote Garrett Harris of the SAN DIEGO READER"Yes. Yes she is — beyond reproach. Her style of dress complements and supports the her style of playing music. Both are elegant, radiant, and insightful."  The audience seemed to agree, rewarding Lola and the orchestra with a standing ovation and calling her back for encores.  "Her encore was a Chopin Etude." - continued the critic - "I have heard for years that Chopin can bring an orchestral tone out of the piano but I've never heard it.  During this encore the overtones of the piano sounded, to my ear, as if the string section was playing along with Ms. Astanova."

Following the concert Lola made an appearance on CW's "WAKE UP SAN DIEGO!"

Lola in HOLA Magazine 

10/17/2014 - This month Lola is one of the main attractions of   HOLA Colombia Magazine - the world's leading Spanish language publication.  The 8-page article and pictorial talk about music and fashion, and give the readers a rare glimpse into Lola's personal life, her likes and dislikes, her dreams and aspirations.

Trump National Doral Miami Inaugural Concert 

10/12/2014 - It was an exciting night of music and style in Miami as Lola's second artistic collaboration with maestro Eduardo Marturet and the Miami Symphony Orchestra marked the inaugural concert at the Trump National Doral Miami since it has undergone a $200 million renovation.  The star-studded audience was treated to a virtuoso program that featured compositions by Rachmaninoff, Mendelssohn, Borodin and Chopin.  After the concert, Lola received a special recognition award from the mayor and the city council. 

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Lola opens season with the Miami Symphony 

10/05/2014 - Powerful, emotional and grand - the Miami Symphony Grand Season Opening was all of that and more.  The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts was the place to see and be seen in Miami Sunday night, as over 2000 spectators gathered to hear Lola perform Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Pagainini with the Miami Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Eduardo Marturet.  As one reviewer described it: "A chic stage presence with a large following on YouTube, Astanova was clearly an audience favorite. After repeated bravos, she offered Chopin’s Etude in C minor, Op. 25, No. 12 as an encore."  Read the  Miami Herald review (in Spanish). 

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