© Ollie Ali/Chris Singer
© Ollie Ali/Chris Singer

Lisa Batiashvili

“For me, the sound of the violin reflects the soul,” says Lisa Batiashvili. “It has a lot to do with my own emotions, with my origins.” This is precisely why performances by the violinist, who was born in Georgia in 1979, are so moving. She will play two famous violin concertos, one each by Mozart and Tchaikovsky, as the “artiste étoile.” And she will invite us to undertake a journey to her home country with two Georgian grant holders from her foundation.

Sheku Kanneh-Mason

Sheku Kanneh-Mason has thoroughly shaken up the classical music scene. Born in 1999, the British cellist was the first Black musician to win the BBC Young Musician Competition. He played in front of an audience of billions at Prince Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle. He is bursting with ideas and performs so naturally and without pretense that it is a joy. As “artiste étoile,” he will not only perform two demanding cello concertos but also surprise us with innovative chamber music programs.

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