Baiba Skride

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Baiba Skride
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Background information
Born (1981-02-19) 19 February 1981 (age 36)
Origin Rīga, Latvian SSR
Genres Classical music
Occupation(s) violinist
Years active 1990s–

Baiba Skride (born 1981) is a Latvian classical violinist.[1][2][3] She was the winner of the Queen Elisabeth Violin Contest in 2001,[4][5] and has performed around the world.[6] She currently resides in Hamburg with her 2-year-old son.[7]

She was born into a musical Latvian family in Riga in 1981 where she began her studies, transferring in 1995 to the Conservatory of Music and Theatre in Rostock, where she studied with Professor Petru Munteanu. She previously played the Stradivarius "Wilhelmj" violin (1725), which was on loan to her from the Nippon Music Foundation, and then the "Ex Baron Feilitzsch" Stradivarius violin (1734), which was loaned to her from Gidon Kremer.[8] She now plays the Yfrah Neaman Stradivarius kindly loaned to her by the Neaman family through the Beares International Violin Society.[9] Her sisters are Lauma Skride, the pianist, and Linda Skride who plays viola.


  1. ^ "One of the most exciting young talents to have emerged since Itzhak Perlman burst upon the scene in the late 1960s. Skride possesses the rare ability to speak directly through her Stradivari in a way that has one completely forgetting the mechanics of a 'violinist at work'. The fact that hers is a live concert recording makes her achievement seem all the more staggering."
    Selection disc of the month – Shostakovich/Janáček, The Strad, June 2006
  2. ^ "A natural musician to the ends of her fingertips", praised Classic FM Magazine [1]
  3. ^ Review at
  4. ^ "ページが見つかりません - 日本音楽財団". 日本音楽財団. Retrieved 16 January 2016. 
  5. ^ kohm. "kohm: : Hitting a High Note (2008-05-11)". Retrieved 16 January 2016. 
  6. ^ Including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, [2] and New Zealand Symphony Orchestra [3]
  7. ^ As stated on BBC Radio 3's In Tune program, 6 April 2010
  8. ^ "Willkommen". Baiba Skride. Retrieved 16 January 2016. 
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