Canada: 'I was dangerous to my own government for speaking out'- Ukrainian pianist

Pianist Valentina Lisitsa played for a private audience at Russia's Embassy in Ottawa, Tuesday. The outspoken Musician stated that she was "dangerous for my own government", stating that the conflict in Eastern Ukraine was a "war of Ukrainians against Ukrainians." Lisitsa's views have allegedly led to her removal from the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra cited her "provocative" remarks on twitter as the reason for her removal, though which remarks they were referring to is not specified. The Kiev-born musician currently lives in North Carolina and is among the most viewed pianists on the video sharing website YouTube. Lisitsa used the power of the internet to increase her exposure, streaming live footage of her practising and treating fans to online recitals.

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