Lisa Batiashvili, Musical America’s 2015 Instrumentalist of the Year, is artist-in-residence with the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich for the 2015–16 season. The Georgian violinist has developed long-term relationships with some of the world’s leading orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, with whom she was the 2014–15 Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence. Her 2015–16 season engagements include the Berlin Philharmonic and London Philharmonic Orchestra (both with Yannick Nézet-Séguin), Orchestre de Paris (Paavo Järvi), Vienna Philharmonic (Esa-Pekka Salonen), London Symphony Orchestra (Daniel Harding), and New York Philharmonic (Semyon Bychkov), as well as the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra’s European tour (Sakari Oramo). She also performs in a series of recitals celebrating the 100th anniversary of Henri Dutilleux's birth, collaborating with Gautier Capuçon, Frank Braley, Valery Sokolov, and Gérard Causse, at London’s Wigmore Hall, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Vienna’s Musikverein, Paris’s Philharmonie 2, and Zurich’s Tonhalle. Recent and upcoming invitations include concerts at home and on tour with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Dresden Staatskapelle, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Philadelphia Orchestra, and Boston Symphony Orchestra. Last season Ms. Batiashvili performed with Milan’s Filarmonica della Scala and Berlin Staatskapelle (both led by Daniel Barenboim) and Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (Antonio Pappano). She and her husband, François Leleux, performed the World Premiere of Thierry Escaich’s Concerto for Violin and Oboe with the NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, followed by its U.S. Premiere with the New York Philharmonic, led by Alan Gilbert, as part of her residencies with both orchestras.
Lisa Batiashvili records exclusively for Deutsche Grammophon, and her most recent release is dedicated to works by J.S. and C.P.E. Bach, featuring, among others, François Leleux, Emmanuel Pahud, and the Bavarian Radio Chamber Orchestra. Earlier recordings include the Brahms Violin Concerto with Dresden Staatskapelle, led by Christian Thielemann (also available on DVD), and Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, led by Salonen). She has also recorded the Beethoven, Sibelius, and Magnus Lindberg concertos for Sony.
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