Lisa Batiashvili

  • Violin


Batiashvili 1 ©DG_André Josselin

Batiashvili’s fearless playing is so tonally rich and technically immaculate.” (The Guardian)

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. In 2021 Batiashvili formed and continues to lead the Lisa Batiashvili Foundation, which serves her livelong dream and commitment in supporting young, highly talented Georgian musicians to thrive in their musical careers.

Batiashvili has been the Artistic Director of Audi Sommerkonzerte, Ingolstadt (2019 – 2022). For the 2022 festival, she performed Shostakovich’s first violin concerto with Santtu-Matias Rouvali and the Münchner Philharmoniker under the motto “Keep On Dancing”.


In 22/23 Batiashvili returns to the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, and debuts with the Oslo Philharmonic. She also embarks on tours with the Royal Concertgebouworkest, Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.

Lisa Batiashvili regularly appears on stage with orchestras including the Berliner Philharmoniker, London Symphony Orchestra, Wiener Philharmoniker, New York Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Staatskapelle Dresden, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and Boston Symphony Orchestra, among others.

Recording exclusively for Deutsche Grammophon, Batiashvili’s latest album Secret Love Letters was released in August 2022, with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Her 2020 City Lights project marks a musical journey that takes listeners around the world to eleven cities with an autobiographical connection with music ranging from Bach to Morricone, and Dvorak to Charlie Chaplin. A twelfth city was added in 2022 with the release of her single Desafinado, celebrating Rio de Janeiro. At the renowned Concert de Paris on Bastille Day in 2020 she performed the title track City Memories which was broadcast internationally.

Her previous recording – Visions of Prokofiev (Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Yannick Nezet-Seguin) – won an Opus Klassik Award and 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 (Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks/Esa-Pekka Salonen).

Batiashvili has had DVD releases of live performances with the Berliner Philharmoniker/Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Bartók Violin Concerto No.1) and with Gautier Capuçon, Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden and Christian Thielemann (Brahms’ Concerto for Violin and Cello).

She has won a number of awards: 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).

Lisa lives in Munich and plays a Joseph Guarneri “del Gesu” from 1739, generously loaned by a private collector.

As of Season 2022/2023

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