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Lisa Batiashvili


About this Artist

Georgian-born German violinist Lisa Batiashvili is praised by audiences and fellow musicians for her virtuosity. An award-winning artist, she has developed long-standing relationships with the world’s leading orchestras, conductors, and musicians. In 2021 Batiashvili formed the Lisa Batiashvili Foundation, which serves her lifelong dream of and commitment to supporting young, highly talented Georgian musicians to thrive in their musical careers.

In the 2023/24 season, Batiashvili takes up her residency with the Berliner Philharmoniker, performing across the season at home and on tour with Kirill Petrenko and Daniel Barenboim. She also performs chamber concerts with Emmanuel Pahud and musicians from Wiener Philharmoniker as well as with Jörg Widmann, Denis Kozhukhin, and Tsotne Zedginidze, a talented young Georgian pianist and composer supported by her foundation. The final part of the residency features Batiashvili as soloist with Berliner Philharmoniker Academy. Following their most recent tour of Europe, Batiashvili returns to the stage with pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet and cellist Gautier Capuçon, giving recitals and master classes across the U.S., culminating in a performance at Carnegie Hall. Batiashvili also performs a number of recitals this season with Giorgi Gigashvili. The season will also see her performing with Münchner Philharmoniker, San Francisco Symphony and Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2022/23 Batiashvili returned to the New York Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, London Symphony Orchestra, and Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra as well as Wiener Philharmoniker as a featured artist at the Wiener Konzerthaus.

Recording exclusively for Deutsche Grammophon, Batiashvili released her latest album, Secret Love Letters, in August 2022, with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra as well as the Franck Sonata with Giorgi Gigashvili.

She has won a number of awards: the MIDEM Classical Award, Choc de l’année, Accademia Musicale Chigiana International Prize, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival’s Leonard Bernstein Award, and Beethoven-Ring. Batiashvili was named Musical America’s Instrumentalist of the Year in 2015, was nominated as Gramophone’s Artist of the Year in 2017, and in 2018 was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Sibelius Academy (University of Arts, Helsinki).

Batiashvili was also Artistic Director of Audi Sommerkonzerte Ingolstadt for four years between 2019 and 2022.

Batiashvili lives in Munich and plays a Joseph Guarneri “del Gesu” from 1739, generously loaned by a private collector.