Loyola University Chicago

Department of Fine and Performing Arts

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Lyudmila Lakisova

Title/s:  Accompanist

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About

Lyudmila Lakisova graduated from the School of Music for Gifted Children, affiliated with the Belorussian State Conservatory of Music, receiving her Bachelor's degree in 1988. She earned her Master's Degree in Piano Performance, Pedagogy, and Chamber Music in 1993 with a Ph.D in Piano Accompaniment in 1995, both from the Belarus State Conservatory of Music in Minsk.

In 1989, she became a recital pianist and accompanist for the Belarus State Philharmonic Chamber Choir and performed with the Belarus State Symphony. Lyudmila has been a featured soloist and ensemble performer with many orchestras in the Chicago area, including the North Shore Chamber Orchestra, Wheaton Symphony, West Suburban Symphony, Camerata Chicago, and the Landolfi Piano Trio.

She has performed in many well-known venues, such as Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, Harris Theater in Downtown Chicago, Bennett Gordon Hall at Ravinia, and Carnegie Hall in New York. Lyudmila has also given performances in the Steinway Society Concert series, Stradivary Society,  was featured on WFMT with Kerry Frumkin, and in the Myra Hess Concert Series at the Cultural Center Downtown Chicago.

She toured extensively in England with violinist Drostan Hall and in Africa and Asia with Trio Chicago & Friends.  In addition to her successful solo and chamber career, Lyudmila has become well known in Chicago music circles as a collaborative pianist, accompanist, and chamber coach.  She collaborated with conductors Drostan Hall, Alexander Platt, pianist Irina Lupines, singer Don Caasch, as well as violinists Yossif Ivanof, Olga Kaler, Julian Rachlin, and more.

As an accompanist and collabarative pianist, Lyudmila provides her skills to the students of Chicago's well known violin and piano teachers. Lyudmila is also a chamber music coach at Midwest Young Artists Conservatory in Highwood, Illinois and a rehearsal pianist for the Chicago Master Singers.

Degrees

Ph.D, Belarus State Conservatory of Music

MA, Belarus State Conservatory of Music