Lisa Batiashvili joins The Philadelphia Orchestra and Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin on a European tour starting on 21 May.

Lisa performs Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No.1, first at Philharmonie Luxembourg, then continuing to Cologne, Berlin, Dortmund, Vienna, Amsterdam, and finishing at the Royal Festival Hall in London on 5 June. The other soloist on the tour is Emanuel Ax.


The tour follows Lisa's "searing" (The Philadelphia Inquirer) performance of the same concerto in Philadelphia on 13, 15 and 16 May. She and Nézet-Séguin are frequent collaborators, and will work together again this summer at Festspielhaus Baden-Baden with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe performing Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No.1

Lisa Batiashvili has been named Musical America’s 2015 Instrumentalist of the Year. The annual Musical America Awards was established in 1960, recognising artistic excellence and achievements in the arts.


This year’s ceremony will take place in December at the Century Club, New York. Batiashvili will join four fellow honourees: Peter Sellars, Artist of the Year; John Luther Adams, Composer of the Year; Gianandrea Noseda, Conductor of the Year; and Christine Goerke, Vocalist of the Year.


As 2014/15 Artist-in-Residence of New York Philharmonic, Batiashvili appears with the orchestra in three different programmes this season, including for the US premiere of Escaich’s Concerto for violin and oboe with Francois Leleux under Alan Gilbert. Other US highlights include concerts with The Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, both in Philadelphia and on tour in Europe, and a recital tour (Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Princeton) with pianist Paul Lewis.


Lisa Batiashvili joins the New York Philharmonic as Artist-in-Residence for the 2014–15 season. She performs concertos by Brahms, Barber, and Bach and the U.S. Premiere of a new Concerto for Violin and Oboe by Thierry Escaich. The oboist will be her husband, François Leleux, in his Philharmonic debut. By the time she begins her residency, Ms. Batiashvili will have performed with the Philharmonic 41 times since her 2005 debut.

Lisa Batiashvili's new CD "Bach" will be released by Deutsche Grammophon this August. For the first time she has been recording pieces for her album together with her husband, the French oboist, Francois Leleux. Musical pieces of the recording are from the Bachs - father Johann Sebastian and his son Carl Philipp Emanuel.




Concerto For Violin, Oboe, And Strings In D Minor, BWV 1060

Cantata "Ich steh mit einem Fuß im Grabe" BWV 156

Violin Concerto No.2 In E, BWV 1042

Sonata For Violin Solo No.2 In A Minor, BWV 1003




Trio Sonata In B Minor For Flute, Violin And Continuo, Wq.143


St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244


Lisa Bataishvili, violin

Francois Leleux, oboe und oboe d'amore

Emmanuel Pahud, flute

Sebastian Klinger, cello

Peter Kofler, hapsichord


Deutsche Grammophon


On 23 August Lisa Batiashvili is the featured artist at the 33rd Prinsengrachtconcert in Amsterdam. The concert, which takes place outdoors on the canals, is broadcast live on Dutch TV (NPO 2) and streamed online for 30 days. Centred around the music by Bach, the evening also features pieces by Shostakovich, Tsintsadze and Piazzolla.


Joining Lisa for the concert are her husband, oboist François Leleux, and an ensemble of friends from the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Bayerisches Staatsorchester and Müncher Philharmoniker.


The group also performs two other concerts this week: at Schloss Elmau on 19 August and at the Salzburger Festspiele on 21 August – both with a programme of Bach and Shostakovich.


Lisa will be performing at Berlin's »Staatsoper für alle« on June 1st at 1pm. The free Open-Air concert on Bebelplatz promises to be a highlight of the Berlin cultural summer with the Staatskapelle Berlin under the baton of Daniel Barenboim.


Lisa will be playing Ludwig van Beethovens's Concerto for violin and orchestra in D major op. 61. For all none-Berliners, the concert will be streamed live on the website

The residency will feature Batiashvili in three programmes in autumn 2014.


On 18 September Batiashvili opens the orchestra’s season with Brahms’ Violin Concerto under Chief Conductor Thomas Hengelbrock. In November she presents a chamber orchestra programme without conductor, including Bach’s E-Major Concerto, BWV.1042, and Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence. In December she concludes her residency with the world premiere of Thierry Escaich’s new Concerto for violin and oboe, alongside her husband, oboist François Leleux, and the orchestra’s former Principal Guest Conductor, Alan Gilbert.


Batiashvili, who lived in Hamburg between the ages of 12 and 20, first appeared with the NDR Sinfonieorchester in 2003 and has returned regularly since. She last played with the orchestra in October 2012, performing Beethoven’s Violin Concerto under Thomas Hengelbrock.


In demand on both sides of the Atlantic, Batiashvili is also Artist in Residence with the New York Philharmonic in the 2014/15 season.

From April 8 to April 16 2014, Lisa will be on tour with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and its French-Canadian Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin in Germany, Poland and France. Continuing their successful musical relationship, Lisa and Yannick will be performing Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, while the rest of the tour program features Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade” and Tchaikovsky’s “Pathétique.”


Tuesday 8 : Frankfurt (Program 2)

Wednesday 9 : Berlin (Program 1)

Thursday 10 : Hannover (Program 2)

Friday 11 : Hamburg (Program 1)

Sunday 13 : Warsaw (Program 2)

Tuesday 15 : Toulouse (Program 1)

Wednesday 16 : Aix (Aix Festival / Renaud Capuçon) (Program 2)


Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest

Lisa Batiashvili, violin

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor


Program 1

Beethoven: Concerto for Violin in D major, Op.61

Rimsky-Korsakov: Shéhérazade


Program 2

Beethoven: Concerto for Violin in D major, Op.61

Tchaïkovski: Symphony No.6

The New York Philharmonic has announced that Lisa Batiashvili will be the 2014/15 Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence. The news comes as part of the orchestra's season announcement at New York's Greene Space on 22 January.

„One of the truly great violinists and artists in the world today“, praised Alan Gilbert Lisa Batiashvili during their last collaboration. Now Lisa will be back to perform together with Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic this time they will perform Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1.


January 9-11 and 14, 2014

New York, Avery Fisher Hall


Alan Gilbert, conductor

Lisa Batiashvili, violin

New York Philharmonic


Beethoven – Fidelio Ouverture and Symphony No. 1

Shostakovich – Violin Concerto No. 1

Gershwin – An American in Paris