The 2022 Season opens with a release of Alissa’s Songs of the World in Feb, recorded by Psappha on NMC Recordings. Here is a video recording from the premiere: Alissa is currently writing for the Britten Sinfonia for several performances in April. You can support her commission here: Despite challenging times during the pandemic, 2021 proved to be a successful year for Alissa: Her LP, Lugubre Gonodola was released on Gutman Records and received wonderful reviews in the Gramophone and HiFi Critic magazines. It is available to purchase here: One can also listen to the album on Spotify: During the Lincolnshire International Chamber Music Festival 2021, Alissa performed recitals with Mark Padmore and Yoanna Prodanova. At Daniel Rowland’s Stift Festival in Holland, she performed chamber music by her late father, Dmitri Smirnov and conducted a chamber violin concerto by her mother, Elena Firsova as well as Sofia Gubaidulina’s Sieben Worte. At the CityProms Festival in Leeuwarden in October, she gave the world premiere of her Reunion for clarinet, cello and piano, together with Brahms’s clarinet trio with the Camerata RCO.