Lisa Batiashvili

Biography

Born: 1979   Country: Georgia    Period: 20th/21st Centuries
Violinist Lisa Batiashvili has developed a highly successful career both as a soloist appearing with the world's leading orchestras and as a chamber player performing in duos or larger groups. A major recording artist, her vast repertory encompasses works from J.S. Bach and Beethoven to Prokofiev and Shostakovich and contemporaries. Batiashvili has given the world premieres of several important works, including the Magnus Lindberg Violin Read more Concerto, written specifically for her, which she recorded to great acclaim. Batiashvili has appeared with the major orchestras of New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, London, Berlin, Leipzig, Amsterdam, and Tokyo and with such artists as pianists Hélène Grimaud and Till Fellner, violinists Christian Tetzlaff and Isabelle Faust, cellist Adrian Brendel, and oboist François Leleux, who is also her husband. Batiashvili has recorded for EMI, DG, EuroArts, and Sony.

Lisa (Elizabeth) Batiashvili was born in Tbilisi, Georgia, in 1979. Her father was a violinist and her mother a pianist. Before age three Batiashvili was playing a miniature violin. She also studied piano in her childhood. From age eight, she studied music at a Tbilisi music school for gifted children.

Her family emigrated to Munich, Germany, when she was 11. Batiashvili studied music at the Hamburg Musikhochschule with Mark Lubotski and at the Munich Musikhochschule with Ana Chumachenco. At 16 Batiashvili captured second prize at the Helsinki-based Sibelius Competition. In 1999-2001 she was a BBC New Generation Artist, debuting at the 2000 BBC Proms.

In 2001 Batiashvili appeared in a recording premiere of the Olli Mustonen Concerto for 3 violins, with fellow violinists Jaakko Kuusisto and Pekka Kuusisto, on the Ondine label. Over the next few years her career blossomed with major concert dates across Europe and the U.S. In August 2006 she premiered the Lindberg Concerto at Avery Fisher Hall, with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, Louis Langrée conducting.

Batiashvili signed a recording contract with Sony in 2007 and went on to record the Beethoven Violin Concerto for that label and a disc of works by Mozart and Britten. In 2008 Batiashvili gave the premiere in London of the Kancheli double concerto Broken Chant, for violin, oboe, and orchestra, with her husband François Leleux and the BBC Symphony Orchestra. After living in Munich for 15 years (from 1994) Batiashvili, her husband, and children moved to France. Her later recordings include the 2011 Echoes of Time, a CD on DG that includes works by Shostakovich, Kancheli, Rachmaninov, and Pärt.

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Browse 1-16 of 16 Available Recordings
  • 1.
    Europakonzert: 25 DVD Anniversary Box (1991-2015) / Berliner Philharmoniker
    Label: Euroarts   Catalog: 26098 Release Date: 04/29/2016  
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Béla Bartók,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Hector Berlioz  ... 
    Performer:  Leonidas Kavakos,  Mikhail Pletnev,  Violeta Urmana,  Elke Wilm Schulte  ... 
    Conductor:  Simon Rattle,  Pierre Boulez,  Gustavo Dudamel,  Claudio Abbado  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Swedish Radio Choir,  Eric Ericson Chamber Choir
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  • 2.
    Dvorak: Cello Concerto; Dumky Trio
    Label: Oehms   Catalog: 1828 Release Date: 10/09/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák
    Performer:  Sebastian Klinger,  Lisa Batiashvili,  Milana Chernyavska
    Conductor:  Simon Gaudenz
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Saarbrücken Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Europakonzert 2007 From Berlin [blu-ray]
    Label: Euroarts   Catalog: 2055994 Release Date: 11/18/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms,  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Lisa Batiashvili,  Truls Otterbech Mork
    Conductor:  Simon Rattle
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 4.
    Bach / Lisa Batiashvili
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002133702 Release Date: 09/16/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
    Performer:  Lisa Batiashvili,  François Leleux,  Emmanuel Pahud,  Peter Kofler
    Conductor:  Radoslaw Szulc
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Chamber Orchestra
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    Brahms: Symphonies, Concertos / Pollini, Batiashvili, Thielemann [3-CDs & 1 DVD]
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002133400 Release Date: 09/16/2014   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms
    Performer:  Maurizio Pollini,  Lisa Batiashvili
    Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
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    Birtwistle: Chamber Music, Songs / Fellner, Brendel, Batiashivilli, Freston
    Label: Ecm   Catalog: 002043602 Release Date: 04/29/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Harrison Birtwistle
    Performer:  Lisa Batiashvili,  Till Fellner,  Adrian Brendel,  Roderick Williams  ... 
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  • 7.
    Simon Rattle - Berlin Philharmoniker [blu-ray]
    Label: Euroarts   Catalog: 59734 Release Date: 04/29/2014   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Alexander Borodin,  Modest Mussorgsky,  Dmitri Shostakovich,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky  ... 
    Performer:  Yefim Bronfman,  Lisa Batiashvili,  Truls Otterbech Mork
    Conductor:  Simon Rattle
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Tchaikovsky: Pathetique / Batiashvili, Nezet-Seguin, Rotterdam Philharmonic
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001975702 Release Date: 01/07/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Performer:  Lisa Batiashvili,  Yannick Nézet-Séguin
    Conductor:  Yannick Nézet-Séguin
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Europakonzert 2007 / Rattle, Berlin Philharmonic [w. Euroarts & Ideale Audience 2013 Catalog]
    Label: Euroarts   Catalog: 2020238 Release Date: 10/29/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms,  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Lisa Batiashvili,  Truls Otterbech Mork
    Conductor:  Simon Rattle
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Brahms, Clara Schumann / Batiashvili, Thielemann, Staatskapelle Dresden
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001792302 Release Date: 01/08/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms,  Clara Wieck Schumann
    Performer:  Lisa Batiashvili,  Alice Sara Ott
    Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
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    Echoes Of Time / Batiashvili, Salonen,  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001520302 Release Date: 02/15/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich,  Giya Kancheli,  Arvo Pärt,  Sergei Rachmaninov
    Performer:  Lisa Batiashvili,  Hélčne Grimaud
    Conductor:  Esa-Pekka Salonen
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
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    Brahms: Double Concerto, Symphony 4; Wagner / Rattle
    Label: Euroarts   Catalog: 2055998 Release Date: 03/30/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms,  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Lisa Batiashvili,  Truls Otterbech Mork
    Conductor:  Simon Rattle
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 13.
    Sturm Und Drang / Bacri, Batiashvili, Leleux, Bezaly, Kantorow, Et Al
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 1579 Release Date: 10/27/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Nicolas Bacri
    Performer:  Riitta Pesola,  François Leleux,  Riitta Pesola,  Sharon Bezaly  ... 
    Conductor:  Jean-Jacques Kantorow
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tapiola Sinfonietta
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  • 14.
    Beethoven: Violin Concertos;  Tsintsadze: Miniatures / Lisa Batiashvili, Et Al
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 733400 Release Date: 03/03/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sulkhan Tsintsadze,  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Lisa Batiashvili
    Conductor:  Lisa Batiashvili
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Chamber Philharmonic Bremen,  German Chamber Philharmonic,  Georgian Chamber Orchestra
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    Sibelius & Lindberg: Violin Concertos / Oramo, Batiashvili, Finnish Radio So
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 712936 Release Date: 10/02/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Magnus Lindberg,  Jean Sibelius
    Performer:  Lisa Batiashvili
    Conductor:  Sakari Oramo
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
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  • 16.
    Brahms, Bach, Schubert: Violin Sonatas / Lisa Batiashvili
    Label: Emi Classics Special Import   Catalog: 74017 Release Date: 11/13/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Johannes Brahms
    Performer:  Lisa Batiashvili,  Milana Chernyavska
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