Since Lisa Batiashvili won second prize at the International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition in 1995 at the age of 16, she has been one of the most successful and popular instrumentalists in the classical world. She comes from a Georgian family of musicians who moved to Germany in 1991. Through Mark Lubotsky and Ana Chumachenco, who taught her in Hamburg and Munich, Batiashvili has followed in the tradition of the famous violinists Joseph Joachim and David Oistrakh over several generations of teachers and students.
The musician, who performs with all the world’s major orchestras and also as a chamber musician, has already been Artist in Residence with the New York Philharmonic, the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Batiashvili’s playing is characterised by elegance, effortless technique and impeccable musicality. She is the dedicatee and premiere soloist of several contemporary works, including those by Magnus Lindberg and Giya Kancheli. Lisa Batiashvili also speaks out publicly on social and political issues. With a foundation she established, she supports young talents from her Georgian homeland. Lisa Batiashvili made her debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker in October 2004 and has since performed with the orchestra not only at the Philharmonie Berlin, but also at the Waldbühne concert and as part of the Easter Festival in Baden-Baden. A highlight of the collaboration is her appointment as Artist in Residence for the 2023/24 season, during which she will perform with Daniel Barenboim at the Europakonzert in Tsinandali, Georgia, and with chief conductor Kirill Petrenko in Berlin and Baden-Baden.