Lisa Batiashvili


Lisa Batiashvili, who was born in 1979 to musician parents in Tbilisi, moved with her family to Germany in 1991, where she continued her violin studies with Mark Lubotski in Hamburg and with Ana Chumachenco in Munich. In 1995 she won second prize in the Sibelius Competition in Helsinki, where she was the youngest participant. In 2003 followed the Leonard Bernstein Award at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, and in 2006 she won the Beethoven Ring in Bonn. Today Batiashvili concertizes regularly with the world’s finest orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, the Staatskapelle Berlin, the New York Philharmonic, the London Symphony Orchestra, and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam. In the 2017-18 season, she was artist-in-residence with the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and performed with the Dresden Staatskapelle, the Munich Philharmonic, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, and the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra. Such conductors as Daniel Barenboim, Alan Gilbert, Daniel Harding, Paavo Järvi, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Sir Antonio Pappano, Sir Simon Rattle, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Christian Thielemann have sought to collaborate with her. Batiashvili is not only dedicated to the repertoire ranging from the Baroque to the 20th century but is also committed to contemporary music. She has given the world premieres of violin concertos by Magnus Lindberg and Anders Hillborg; Giya Kancheli and Thierry Escaich have also written double concertos for her and her husband, the oboist François Leleux. Starting in 2019, she will take on artistic leadership of the summer concerts in Ingolstadt. Lisa Batiashvili has won two Echo Klassik Awards, and she has additionally garnered the Midem Classical Award and the Choc de l’année. She performs on a Guarneri del Gesù built in 1739.

July 2018