Lisa Batiashvili and German television Arte visits Georgia
29 May, 2014
Lisa Batiashvili and German television Arte visits Georgia
World-renowned virtuosic and one of the most demanded violinists, Lisa Batiashvili, visited Georgia for three days. She arrived in Tbilisi with an operators group. The German television station Arte came to Georgia to make a documentary film about Georgia and the Georgian violinist. They shot the movie with Batiashvili in the Georgian Hand Shadow Theatre. This movie will be presented to European spectators. Lisa Batiashvili is one of the world’s most sought-after violinists. In Europe she frequently works with the Berliner
Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the major London orchestras and others. In the US, she performs every season with the New York Philharmonic and regularly returns to the other top orchestras.
The highlights of Lisa's 2013/14 season include a tour to Asia with the New York Philharmonic under Alan Gilbert, and a European tour with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. She also performs with The Philadelphia Orchestra and Deutsches Symphony Orchestra Berlin, and appears with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the Philharmonic Orchestra. She continues her collaboration with pianist Paul Lewis in a series of recitals in Paris, Brussels and Hamburg, and presents a new Bach ensemble project with oboist François Leleux. 
During the 2012/13 season Lisa held the position of Capell-Virtuosin with Staatskapelle Dresden, performing a wide range of concerts, including during a North American tour, with its Principal Conductor Christian Thielemann. She was also a resident artist with the WDR Symphony orchestra and held an outdoor concert in front for an audience of 38,000. Lisa records exclusively for Deutsche Gramophone. 
Her latest album – featuring Brahms’ Violin Concerto with the Staatskapelle Dresden and Christian Thielemann and Clara Schumann’s Three Romances for violin and piano with pianist Alice Sara Ott – was released in January 2013.  In 2011, she received an ECHO Classic for her debut album on the label - Echoes of Time - which includes Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No 1. A dedicated chamber musician, Lisa has appeared at the Salzburg, Edinburgh International, Schleswig-Holstein, Heimbach and Verbier festivals, and tours regularly with musicians such as oboist François Leleux, violist Lawrence Power and cellist Sebastian Klinger.
Lisa's commitment to new music has brought her to give several world premieres in recent seasons, including the one of Magnus Lindberg’s Violin Concerto. Lisa gained international recognition at the age of 16 and was the youngest-ever competitor in the Sibelius Competition, where she took second place. She was won the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival's 2003 Leonard Bernstein Award and was awarded the Beethoven Ring Prize from the Beethoven Festival Bonn.
In 2008, she was honored with the MIDEM Classical Award for her Sony recording of Sibelius’ and Lindberg’s violin concertos. Lisa studied with Ana Chumachenko and Mark Lubotski and holds the International Accademia Musicale Chigiana Prize.
Lisa Batiashvili plays a Joseph Guarneri "de Gesu" violin from 1739, generously loaned by a private collector in Germany.
Lisa has defined her schedule until 2016. She travels a lot but sometimes she has to reject for some proposals because of her schedule. It is big happiness when one little country has so many famous virtuosos which are known worldwide.

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