Valentina Lisitsa (Ukrainian: Валентина Лисиця, translit. Valentyna Lysytsya; born 11 December 1973) is a Ukrainian-American virtuoso pianist who resides in North Carolina. Lisitsa is among the most frequently viewed pianists on YouTube – particularly of her recordings of Romantic Era virtuoso piano composers – including Franz Liszt, Frédéric Chopin and Sergei Rachmaninoff. Lisitsa independently launched the beginnings of her career via social media, without initially signing to a tour promoter or record company. Lisitsa has recorded a diverse array of composers: Johann Sebastian Bach, Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Franz Liszt, Frédéric Chopin, Robert Schumann, Sigismund Thalberg, Johannes Brahms, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Edvard Greig, Anatoly Lyadov, Ferruccio Busoni, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Claude Debussy, Leopold Godowsky, Alexander Siloti, Alexander Scriabin, Maurice Ravel and Wilhelm Backhaus.