Born in Tbilisi (Georgia).
Praised by audiences and fellow musicians for her virtuosity and “profound sensitivity” (Financial Times), Lisa Batiashvili is one of the world’s most soughtafter violinists. In Europe she frequently works with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Staatskapelle Dresden, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. In the US she performs every season with the New York Philharmonic and regularly returns to the Philadelphia Orchestra and Boston Symphony Orchestra.
During the 2012/13 season Lisa holds the position of Capell-Virtuosin with the Staatskapelle Dresden, performing several times with the orchestra and its Principal Conductor Christian Thielemann – including during a North American tour. She is Artist in Residence with the WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, and forms new musical partnerships with Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin, Gustavo Dudamel and Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Hengelbrock and NDR Sinfonieorchester, and Mariss Jansons and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. She also returns to the Berliner Philharmoniker with Iván Fischer, and the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra and Gewandhausorchester Leipzig with Alan Gilbert.
A highly successful 2011/12 season included performances with the London and Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestras, both with Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich and Orchestre National de France with David Zinman, Sydney Symphony with Vladimir Ashkenazy, and NHK Symphony Orchestra with CharlesDutoit, as well as a European tour with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra with Sakari Oramo.
Lisa records exclusively for Deutsche Grammophon. Her latest album – featuring the Brahms Violin Concerto with the Staatskapelle Dresden and Christian Thielemann and Clara Schumann’s Three Romances for violin and piano with pianist Alice Sara Ott – was released in January 2013. In 2011, she received an ECHO Klassik for her debut album on the label, “Echoes of Time,” which includes Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No.1 with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks and Esa-Pekka Salonen.
A dedicated chamber musician, Lisa has appeared at the Salzburg, Edinburgh International, Schleswig-Holstein, Heimbach and Verbier festivals, and tours regularly with musicians such as oboist François Leleux, violist Lawrence Power and cellist Sebastian Klinger. In the 2012/13 season she also embarks on a recital tour with pianist Paul Lewis. Lisa's commitment to new music has seen her give several world premieres in recent seasons, including of Magnus Lindberg’s Violin Concerto.
Lisa gained international recognition at age 16 as the youngest-ever competitor in the Sibelius Competition, where she took second prize. In 2003 she was named winner of the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival's Leonard Bernstein Award and awarded the Beethoven Ring Prize from the Beethoven Festival Bonn. In 2008 she was honoured with the MIDEM Classical Award, the Choc de L'année and the ECHO Klassik for her Sony recording of Sibelius’ and Lindberg’s violin concertos. She is also winner of the prestigious International Accademia Musicale Chigiana Prize.
Lisa studied with Professor Ana Chumachenko in Munich, having previously worked with Professor Mark Lubotski. She plays the 1715 ex-Joachim Stradivarius, kindly loaned by the Nippon Music Foundation.
Lisa Batiashvili on medici.tv
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