Lisa Batiashvili VIOLIN

Praised by audiences and fellow musicians for her virtuosity and “profound sensitivity” (Financial Times), Lisa Batiashvili is one of the world’s most sought-after violinists and frequently returns to the top orchestras in Europe and the U.S.

Highlights in her 2013/14 season include a tour to Asia with the New York Philharmonic under Alan Gilbert, and European tours with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra (Yannick Nezet-Seguin) and London Symphony Orchestra (Daniel Harding). She also performs with the Philadelphia Orchestra (Nezet-Seguin), Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks (David Zinman) and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (Mariss Jansons), and appears with London Philharmonic Orchestra (Vladimir Jurowski) and the Philharmonia Orchestra (Esa-Pekka Salonen). She continues her collaboration with pianist Paul Lewis in a series of recitals in Paris, Brussels and Hamburg, and presents a new Bach ensemble project with oboist Francois Leleux.

During the 2012/13 season Lisa held the position of Capell-Virtuosin with Staatskapelle Dresden, performing a wide range of concerts, including on a North American tour, with its Principal Conductor Christian Thielemann. She was also Artist in Residence with the WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, and appeared with Staatskapelle Berlin and Daniel Barenboim at their annual outdoor concert in front of an audience of 38,000.

Lisa records exclusively for Deutsche Grammophon. Her latest album – featuring the Brahms Violin Concerto with the Staatskapelle Dresden and Christian Thielemann – 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 student of Ana Chumachenko and Mark Lubotski, Lisa gained international recognition at age 16 as the youngest-ever competitor in the Sibelius Competition. She was named winner of the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival's Leonard Bernstein Award and has been awarded the Beethoven Ring Prize. 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.