Violinist Baiba Skride has appeared with the Berlin Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, and the Boston, NHK, and Bavarian Radio symphony orchestras. She has collaborated with conductors including Olari Elts, Christoph Eschenbach, Edward Gardner, Susanna Mälkki, Andris Nelsons, Andres Orozco-Estrada, Santtu Matias Rouvali, Vasily Petrenko, Andris Poga, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Dima Slobodeniouk, Tugan Sokhiev, John Storgårds, and Xian Zhang.
In 2017–18 she returns to the Berlin Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, and NHK Symphony Orchestra. Also this season, she makes her debuts with the Hong Kong and Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestras, tours Spain with the Copenhagen Philharmonic, and performs in Stockholm’s Konserthuset with the Lahti Symphony Orchestra.
With contemporary music central to her music-making, in February 2017 she performed the World Premiere of Sofia Gubaidulina’s Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Bayan with the Boston Symphony Orchestra; this season she reprises the work with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, NDR Radiophilharmonie, and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France.
Last season she formed the Skride Quartet with Lauma Skride, Harriet Krijgh, and Lise Berthaud, which this season appears at the Utrecht Chamber Music Festival, Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, and Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw, among others. She also performs in quintet with Alban Gerhard, Brett Dean, Gergana Gergova, and Amihai Grosz at Amsterdam’s Muziekgebouw, Philharmonie Luxembourg, and Zurich’s Tonhalle.
Born into a musical family in Riga, Latvia, where she began her studies, Ms. Skride transferred to the Conservatory of Music and Theatre in Rostock in 1995 and won First Prize in the 2001 Queen Elisabeth Competition. She plays the Yfrah Neaman Stradivarius kindly loaned to her by the Neaman family through the Beares International Violin Society.
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