Lisa Batiashvili is featured in performance this summer at two of the United States' most acclaimed festivals. She plays Dvořák's Violin Concerto on July 15 in her debut at the Bravo! Vail Music Festival, with The Philadelphia Orchestra and conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin. The evening, hosted at Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, also highlights Mozart's Symphony No. 41, "Jupiter" and Dvořák's Slavonic Dances.

 

She travels to the Tanglewood Festival in Massachusetts, for a chamber recital on July 20 and orchestral concert on July 22. The recital includes a spectacular roster of soloists: oboist François Leleux, pianist Emanuel Ax, violist Kim Kashkashian, and cellist Lynn Harrell, performing works by Saint-Saëns, Mozart, Debussy, and Britten. Lisa is then featured as soloist on Dvořák's Violin Concerto for the concert event on July 22 at the Koussevitzky Music Shed, with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Sir Andrew Davis. The event also includes Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis and Sibelius' Symphony No. 5.

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Lisa Batiashvili travels to Germany for a series of concerts with the Berlin Philharmonic this month, under the direction of Yannick Nézet-Séguin. She presents a signature piece on these sold-out performances - Bartók's Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. posth. Her recent performance of the Bartók with the London Symphony Orchestra and Daniel Harding was heralded by audiences and critics alike: "Lisa Batiashvili's beautifully lyrical style and polished tone were perfectly suited to this concerto. Her playing was sensitive and majestic as well as gutsy, aggressive and virtuosic." (Bachtrack)

 

The Berlin concerts also include the Men of the Rundfunkchor Berlin and bass soloist Mikhail Petrenko on Shostakovich's Symphony No. 13 in B-flat minor, Op. 113 (Babi-Yar). They perform on 22 & 23 June at the Berlin Philharmonie, and on 26 June they are featured in a highly anticipated open-air concert, hosted at Berlin's Waldbühne. In addition to the Bartók concerto and Shostakovich symphony, Smetana's Die Moldau is added to the programme on 29 June, in concert as part of the Rheingau Music Festival. The performance, held at the Kurhaus Wiesbaden, is also completely sold-out.

 

On 9 July Lisa plays the Sibelius Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 47 with the Staatskapelle Berlin and Maestro Daniel Barenboim, at the annual "Staatsoper für alle" open-air concert at the Bebelplatz. Additionally, the evening includes Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 55 "Eroica." The event is free and open to the public.

 

A commercial recording (Sony Classical) featuring Ms. Batiashvili on the Sibelius Concerto, with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Sakari Oramo, is also available for purchase via Amazon.

Lisa Batiashvili joins the London Symphony Orchestra in performance for the first time in ten years, this summer at the Barbican Centre. The concert takes place on 9 June, and features a spectacular programme including Dvořák's Overture to Othello and Symphony No. 8 in G Major, in addition to Bartók's masterful Violin Concerto No. 1, featuring Ms. Batiashvili as soloist. Conductor Daniel Harding takes the podium for this not-to-be-missed event, a highlight of the LSO's season at the Barbican.

 

Of her 2014 performance of the concerto with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Classical Review said: "No violinist on earth is currently playing the instrument better than Lisa Batiashvili. In her performance of Bartók’s First Violin Concerto Friday she was again utterly fearless, speaking through her instrument with supreme confidence."

Lisa Batiashvili returns to Vienna’s Musikverein to make her highly anticipated debut with the Wiener Philharmoniker on 20 May, 21 and 22. The performances, led by Christoph Eschenbach, feature Brahms’ Violin Concerto, along with Beethoven's Egmont Overture, and Schumann's Symphony No.2. The performance on 20 May is part of Wiener Festwochen.

 

The next weeks mark the end of a busy season for Lisa. On 22 and 23 June she returns to the Berliner Philharmoniker for performances of Bartok’s Violin Concerto No.1 at the Philharmonie and of Dvořák’s Violin Concerto at the annual open air concert at Berlin’s Waldbühne. Both programmes are conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

 

Lisa recorded the Brahms Concerto with Staatskapelle Dresden and Christian Thielemann for a release on Deutsche Grammophonin 2013 – the album is available for purchase via Amazon and iTunes.

Lisa Batiashvili can be seen in performance at some of Europe's most renowned venues this month, on a chamber music tour across the continent. Ms. Batiashvili is joined by an acclaimed roster of colleagues, which includes cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras, violist Antoine Tamestit, and pianist Jonathan Biss. The programme features much loved highlights from the chamber music repertoire: three works by Schumann - his Three Romances Op. 94; Marchenbilder for viola and piano, Op. 113; and the Piano Quartet Op. 47. The concerts will also include Martinů's Duo No. 1 for Violin and Cello, H. 157. Performances take place on May 12 at the historic Schloss Elmau; May 13 at the Het Concertgebouw in Amsterdam; and May 17 at London's Wigmore Hall. Please note there is extremely limited ticket availability for these not-to-be-missed events.

Lisa Batiashvili embarks upon a tour with the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich and pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet to several European cities, under the direction of Lionel Bringuier - Chief Conductor and Music Director of the orchestra.

 

Lisa is the Artist-in-Residence at the orchestra this season and performs Brahms’ Double Concerto, together with Gautier Capuçon on cello, during the tour. Performances take place at the Wiener Konzerthaus (11 April), in Heidelberg (16), Dortmund (17), Stuttgart (20) and Frankfurt (21). In between these concerts Lisa also performs Brahms’ Violin Concerto with the orchestra in Munich on 19 April.

 

Some of the programmes in this tour also include the piece Con Brio by Jörg Widmann, the Creative Chair at the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich for 2015/16.

 

To mark the end of her residency, Lisa’s final concerts with the orchestra this season will be in Zürich on 16 and 17 June, playing Dvořák’s Romance and Mazurka.

This week Lisa Batiashvili starts a series of European performances celebrating the 100th birthday of composer Henri Dutilleux, with the first concert taking place on 9 December at Wiener Musikverein. Lisa, along with Valeriy Sokolov, Gérard Caussé, Gautier Capuçon and Frank Braley perform chamber music by Dutilleux as well as Ravel, Debussy and Schubert.

 

After Vienna they perform at Tonhalle Zürich (13 December) as part of Lisa’s Tonhalle residency, Philharmonie 2 (Cité de la musique) in Paris (22 January), Concertgebouw Amsterdam (23 January) and London’s Wigmore Hall (24 January).

This week Lisa Batiashvili, Sakari Oramo and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra embark upon a tour of Europe, having just performed together in Stockholm last week.

 

The tour starts with two concerts at Wiener Musikverein on 18 and 19 November, and then continues with performances at Festspielhaus Baden-Baden (20 November), Philharmonie Luxembourg (22 November), Kölner Philharmonie (23 November) and Hamburg’s Laeiszhalle (24 November).

 

The programmes feature Sibelius’ Violin Concerto, Prokofiev’s Symphony No.5, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.6 and works by Anders Hillborg and Wilhelm Stenhammar.

 

These concerts mark a special occasion for Lisa, as it is the 20th anniversary since her debut with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra playing the same concerto.

 

HarrisonParrott is delighted to manage the performances on 20, 22, 23 and 24 November.

The 2015/16 season sees Jörg Widmann and Lisa Batiashvili serve as Creative Chair and Artist in Residence of the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich. As well as performing at the orchestra’s season opening concerts on 16 and 17 September, both artists will appear with them at numerous occasions throughout the year.

 

The season features a comprehensive overview of the orchestral and chamber music of Creative Chair Jörg Widmann, who will also appear as a clarinettist and conductor. The appointment culminates in three play/direct performances of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto and Widmann’s own Messe für grosses Orchester, and will also see the world premiere of his Trio for Viola, Clarinet and Piano.

 

As the orchestra’s Artist in Residence, Lisa Batiashvili returns to Zürich in three separate programmes. She also joins the orchestra’s European tour in spring 2016 and performs in a special chamber music programme marking the 100th anniversary of Henri Dutilleux.

 

The orchestra’s season opening on 16 September, conducted by Music Director Lionel Bringuier, is broadcast live on Mezzo TV and will subsequently be made available on Radio SRF 2 Kultur. The programme features Widmann’s Con brio, Brahms’ Concerto for Violin and Cello played by Batiashvili and Gautier Capuçon, Widmann’s Clarinet Concerto performed by the composer, and Scriabin’s Poem of Ecstasy.