Georgian-born German violinist Lisa Batiashvili, praised by audiences and fellow musicians for her virtuosity, is artistic director of Audi Sommerkonzerte, Ingolstadt. She has formed and leads the Lisa Batiashvili Foundation, which serves her lifelong dream and commitment in supporting young, highly-talented Georgian musicians to thrive in their musical careers.
In the 2021–22 season Batiashvili’s North America engagements include Boston and Chicago Symphony Orchestras and the Minnesota and Philadelphia Orchestras. In addition to her second recital tour across Europe with trio partners Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Gautier Capuçon, she performes with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, London-based Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and Munich Philharmonic Orchestra.
Lisa Batiashvili regularly appears on stage with orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Staatskapelle Dresden, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, and Boston Symphony Orchestra, in addition to the New York Philharmonic. She is an exclusive Deutsche Grammophon recording artist; City Lights — her most recent album, released in June 2020 —marks a musical journey that takes listeners around the world to 11 cities with biographical connections to music ranging from J.S. Bach to Morricone, and Dvořák to Charlie Chaplin. Her previous recording, Visions of Prokofiev, won an Opus Klassik Award and was shortlisted for the 2018 Gramophone Awards. Earlier recordings include concertos by Tchaikovsky and Sibelius, Brahms, and Shostakovich No. 1.
The many awards Batiashvili has received include the MIDEM Classical Award, Choc de l'année, Accademia Musicale Chigiana International Prize, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival's Leonard Bernstein Award, and Beethoven-Ring. She was nominated as Gramophone’s Artist of the Year in 2017, and in 2018 was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Sibelius Academy (University of Arts, Helsinki).