Lisa Batiashvili, the Georgian-born German violinist, is praised by audiences and fellow musicians for her virtuosity. The award-winning artist has developed long-standing relationships with the world’s leading orchestras, conductors, and musicians.
In the 2019–20 season, Ms. Batiashvili performs with, among others, the The Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Berlin Staatskapelle and Daniel Barenboim, London Symphony Orchestra and Simon Rattle, Orchestre de Paris and Lahav Shani, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and Andris Nelsons, and Zurich’s Tonhalle Orchestra and Paavo Järvi.
Lisa Batiashvili is artistic director of Audi Sommerkonzerte, Ingolstadt. For the 2019 festival she curated a diverse program featuring artists including Daniel Harding with Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Gautier Capuçon, Les Vents Français, and Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. For the summer of 2020, she is designing a program to celebrate Audi’s anniversary year.
Ms. Batiashvili records exclusively for Deutsche Grammophon. Her Visions of Prokofiev (with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Nezet-Seguin) won an Opus Klassik Award and was shortlisted for the 2018 Gramophone Awards. Earlier recordings include concertos by Tchaikovsky and Sibelius (Staatskapelle Berlin and Barenboim), Brahms (Staatskapelle Dresden and Christian Thielemann), and Shostakovich No. 1 (Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Esa-Pekka Salonen).
Her many honors include the MIDEM Classical Award, Choc de l’année, Accademia Musicale Chigiana International Prize, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival’s Leonard Bernstein Award, and the Beethoven-Ring. She was named Musical America’s Instrumentalist of the Year in 2015, nominated as Gramophone’s Artist of the Year in 2017, and in 2018 awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the Sibelius Academy (University of Arts, Helsinki).
Lisa Batiashvili plays a Joseph Guarneri “del Gesu” from 1739, generously loaned by a private collector.
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