Lisa Batiashvili returns to LA Phil for her first appearance with Dudamel

Lisa Batiashvili performs Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel in the Walt Disney Concert Hall on 2, 3, 4 and 5 February. The concerts mark Lisa’s first collaboration with Dudamel and her first return to the Orchestra since 2006, where she performed with Zubin Mehta. Batiashvili’s recent recording of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto – released on her latest Deutsche Grammophon album ‘Tchaikovsky and Sibelius Violin Concertos’ with Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin – has been described as “outstanding” and “insightful” (The Guardian) and was named as Gramophone’s ‘Recording of the Month’ in January 2017.

“There is something so super-intuitive about (Lisa’s) playing that, while she is performing, the brilliance of her technique, the range of her colours and the sheer invention of her phrasing are subsumed into the intrigue of her musical storytelling … The Tchaikovsky exudes a melancholic warmth fusing classical and romantic sensibilities. … There is undeniable relish for the expressive opportunities that the pieces throws up at every turn but for all the colour and invention of Batiashvili’s playing it is never, ever self-regarding.” (Gramophone Magazine)

Following her appearance with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Batiashvili will perform at the opening week of Boulez Saal, Berlin on 9 March, and complete her residency with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra with performances of Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 in Amsterdam (16 and 19 March) and Antwerp (17 March) with Vladimir Jurowski.