30 Nov '13, 6pm

Center Stage: Lola Astanova's Inspiring Rise from the USSR to Carnegie Hall - Haute Living: Haute LivingCenter...

Center Stage: Lola Astanova's Inspiring Rise from the USSR to Carnegie Hall - Haute Living: Haute LivingCenter...

These days, Astanova is living in New York City, a testament to both her talent and determination. Don’t expect her to rest on her laurels anytime soon, though. Astanova’s list of accomplishments continues to grow, like playing to a crowd that included Robert De Niro and Mayor Bloomberg at The National September 11 Memorial & Museum’s first annual benefit. Astanova also made her Carnegie Hall debut during Tribute to Horowitz. The concert, which paid tribute to iconic pianist Vladimir Horowitz, is what brought Astanova to the attention of the watch world. Luxury watchmaker Ulysse Nardin hosted a special after-party following the concert, and has been working with Astanova since. So just how does a classical musician relate to the world of haute horlogerie? “It’s a natural match, I think,” Astanova said, “because watchmaking is complicated and classical music, as well as mus...

Full article: http://hauteliving.com/2013/11/center-stage-lola-astanova...

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