Lisa Batiashvili

Lisa Batiashvili, the Georgian-born German violinist, 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.

Batiashvili also is the artistic director of Audi Sommerkonzerte, Ingolstadt. For the 2019 festival, titled "Fantastique," Batiashvili curated a diverse program featuring artists such as Daniel Harding with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Gautier Capuçon, Les Vents Francais and Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. For the 2020 festival, Batiashvili designed a program to celebrate Audi’s anniversary year.

In the 2019-20 season Batiashvili performed with, among others, the Philadelphia Orchestra/Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Berlin Staatskapelle/Daniel Barenboim, London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle, Orchestre de Paris/Lahav Shani, Leipzig Gewandhaus/Andris Nelsons and Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich/Paavo Järvi.

An exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist, Batiashvili received an Opus Klassik Award for "Visions of Prokofiev" with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Yannick Nezet-Seguin; it was shortlisted for the 2018 Gramophone Awards. Earlier recordings include the concertos of Tchaikovsky and Sibelius (Staatskapelle Berlin/Daniel Barenboim), Brahms (Staatskapelle Dresden/Christian Thielemann) and Shostakovich No. 1 (Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra/Esa-Pekka Salonen).

Bastiashvili is featured on DVD releases of live performances with the Berlin Philharmonic/Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Bartok Violin Concerto No.1) and with Gautier Capuçon, Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden and Christian Thielemann (Brahms' Concerto for Violin and Cello).

She has won the MIDEM Classical Award, the Choc de l'année, the Accademia Musicale Chigiana International Prize, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival's Leonard Bernstein Award and the 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).

Bastiashvili lives in Munich and plays a Joseph Guarneri del Gesu from 1739, generously lent by a private collector.