Praised by audiences and critics alike for her virtuosity and ‘profound sensitivity’ (Financial Times), Lisa Batiashvili was hailed as Musical America’s Instrumentalist of the Year in 2015.
Currently residing in Munich, the Georgian violinist received her earliest lessons from her father, later going on to study with Mark Lubotski in Hamburg and with Ana Chumachenko in Munich. As the youngest participant ever, she won second prize at the distinguished Sibelius Competition in Helsinki in 1995.
During her successful career as a violinist, she has shown herself to be an avid chamber player, having simultaneously developed close musical relationships with such orchestras as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Berliner Philharmoniker, Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the de New York Philharmonic.
Highlights in Lisa’s 2016/17 season include the world premiere of Anders Hillborg’s Violin Concerto No.2 with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and two weeks as a Portrait Artist with the Bamberger Symphoniker. Chamber music projects include the opening celebration of the new Pierre Boulez Saal in Berlin.
Batiashvili has made several solo appearances with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra since 2001, having performed violin concertos by Mozart, Beethoven, Lindberg and Prokofiev. She plays a 1739 Guarneri del Gesù violin, on loan to her from a private collector.