Lisa Batiashvili

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Lisa Batiashvili
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Background information
Birth name Elisabeth Batiashvili
Born 1979
Georgia
Genres Chamber music, classical music
Occupation(s) Musician, Composer
Instruments Violin
Labels Sony Classical Records, Deutsche Grammophon
Website Official site

Lisa Batiashvili, or Elisabeth Batiashvili (Georgian: ლიზა ბათიაშვილი; born Elisabed Batiashvili[1] in 1979) is a Georgian violinist, the daughter of a violinist father and a pianist mother. Her father was her first teacher from age four. Her family left Georgia in 1991 and settled in Germany.[2] She later studied at the Hamburg Musikhochschule.[3] In 1995, she was a prize winner in the International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition.

Batiashvili was one of the first of the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists, from 1999 to 2001. She has collaborated in chamber music and concerto performances with cellist Alban Gerhardt and pianist Steven Osborne, both BBC New Generation Artists exactly contemporary with Batiashvili.[4][5][6][7][8] She has also worked with a later BBC New Generation Artist, Ashley Wass, in recital.[9] She made her BBC Proms debut in 2000.[10]

In 2006, Batiashivili was the soloist in the first performances in the United States (August, world premiere) and in Sweden (October, European premiere) of the violin concerto of Magnus Lindberg, which Lindberg wrote for Batiashvili.[11][12] Batiashvili and her husband, oboist François Leleux, commissioned from Giya Kancheli the double concerto Broken Chant, which they premiered in February 2008 with the BBC Symphony Orchestra in London.[13] She also commissioned a solo violin encore from her compatriot Igor Loboda for solo violin, "Requiem for Ukraine".[14]

Batiashavili became artist-in-residence with the New York Philharmonic for the 2014-2015 season. In parallel, she has an artist residency with the NDR Symphony Orchestra.[15] Her commercial recordings include the Lindberg concerto, as part of her recording contract with Sony Classical, which she signed in 2007.[16]

Batiashvili and Leleux reside in Munich with their two children.[15] She plays a 1739 Guarneri del Gesu violin lent to her by a private collector.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ მარიამ ჭიაურელი (Mariam Chiaureli) (2003-08-20). "ელისაბედ ბათიაშვილს ლეონარდ ბერნსტაინის სახელობის პრემია მიენიჭა (Elisabed Batiashvili awarded the Leonard Bernstein Prize)". Radio Liberty (Georgia). Retrieved 2015-03-22. 
  2. ^ Peter Culshaw (2007-07-21). "Lisa Batiashvili went from Tbilisi to the top". Telegraph. Retrieved 2015-03-28. 
  3. ^ Michael Church (2005-12-05). "Preview: Lisa Batiashvili, Wigmore Hall, London". The Independent. Retrieved 2007-03-21. 
  4. ^ Erica Jeal (2001-09-11). "Prom 66: BBCSSO/ Vanska". The Guardian. Retrieved 2007-03-21. 
  5. ^ David Fanning (2001-09-11). "Soloists do what comes naturally". Telegraph. Retrieved 2015-03-28. 
  6. ^ Martin Anderson (2001-09-12). "Prom 65, 66, Royal Albert Hall, London". The Independent. Retrieved 2007-03-21. 
  7. ^ David Fanning (2002-09-02). "Edinburgh reports: panache and authority". Telegraph. Retrieved 2015-03-28. 
  8. ^ Matthew Rye (2003-06-06). "Explosive coupling". Telegraph. Retrieved 2015-03-28. 
  9. ^ Geoffrey Norris (2001-06-06). "Playing with fire". Telegraph. Retrieved 2015-03-28. 
  10. ^ Rob Cowan (2000-08-16). "Sublime performance from Batiashvili". The Independent. Retrieved 2007-07-10. 
  11. ^ Allan Kozinn (2006-08-24). "At Mostly Mozart, Mostly Magnus, in a Concerto and Chamber Pieces". The New York Times. Retrieved 2007-03-22. 
  12. ^ Hilary Finch (2006-10-11). "Magnus Lindberg Premiere". The Times. Retrieved 2007-03-21. 
  13. ^ Annette Morreau (2008-02-25). "BBC SO/Bringuier, Barbican, London". The Independent. Retrieved 2009-04-08. 
  14. ^ a b Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim (2015-02-01). "Politics Is Personal, and Professional: Lisa Batiashvili on Violins, Ukraine and Valery Gergiev". The New York Times. Retrieved 2015-03-22. 
  15. ^ a b Verena Fischer-Zernin (2014-09-09). ""Ich fühle mich verantwortlich für Georgien"". Die Welt. Retrieved 2015-03-28. 
  16. ^ Kevin Shihoten (2007-07-06). "Sony BMG Masterworks Signs Violinist Lisa Batiashvili". Playbill Arts. Retrieved 2007-07-10. 

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