Violinist Baiba Skride is consistently invited to appear with the world’s leading orchestras and conductors because of her refreshing interpretations, sensitivity, and delight in the music. She has worked with prestigious ensembles including the Berlin Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw, Bavarian Radio Symphony, London Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus, and NHK Symphony orchestras and the Orchestre de Paris. She collaborates with notable conductors including Christoph Eschenbach, Thierry Fischer, Paavo and Neeme Järvi, Andris Nelsons, Santtu Matias Rouvali, Vasily Petrenko, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, John Storgårds, and Kazuki Yamada. Her 2016–17 season highlights include debuts with Philharmonia Orchestra London, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai, and Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona. She returns to the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Stockholm, Bergen, Copenhagen, and Royal Liverpool philharmonic orchestras. Ms. Skride will appear with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and The Cleveland Orchestra, as well as the Boston Symphony Orchestra for the U.S. Premiere of Sofia Gubaidulina’s Triple Concerto for violin, cello, and bayan. She also performs with the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony and Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestras, and returns to the Sydney, Tasmanian, and Western Australian symphony orchestras. In February 2016 Ms. Skride made her New York Philharmonic debut. Baiba Skride is a sought-after chamber musician, regularly performing at Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw, London’s Wigmore Hall, Brussels’s Palais des Beaux Arts, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, and in Bad Kissingen. This season she appears in a new piano quartet with Lauma Skride, Harriet Krijgh, and Lise Berthaud, performing at the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, Malmö Chamber Festival, and BASF Ludwigshafen. Baiba Skride was born into a musical family in Riga, Latvia, where she began her studies, transferring to the Conservatory of Music and Theatre in Rostock in 1995. She won the first prize of the Queen Elisabeth Competition in 2001. She plays the Yfrah Neaman Stradivarius, kindly loaned to her by the Neaman family through the Beares International Violin Society.
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