About this Artist
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 lifelong dream and commitment in supporting young, highly talented Georgian musicians to thrive in their musical careers.
In 2023/24, Batiashvili takes up her residency with the Berlin Philharmonic performing across the season at home and on tour with Kirill Petrenko and Daniel Barenboim. She also performs chamber concerts with Emmanuel Pahud and musicians from the Vienna Philharmonic as well as with Jorg Widmann, Denis Kozhukhin and Tsotne Zednigidze, a talented young Georgian pianist and composer supported by her foundation. Following their most recent tour of Europe, Lisa returns to the stage with pianist, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and cellist, Gautier Capuçon, giving recitals, masterclasses across the USA culminating in a performance at Carnegie Hall. The season will also see her performing with the Münchner Philharmoniker, San Francisco Symphony and Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2022/23 Batiashvili returned to New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra as well as the Wiener Philharmoniker as a featured artist at the Wiener Konzerthaus.
Recording exclusively for Deutsche Grammophon, Batiashvili’s latest album Secret Love Letters was released in August 2022, with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Philadelphia Orchestra, as well as the Franck Sonata with Giorgi Gigashvili.
Her previous 2020 City Lights recording 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 Dvořák 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.
Lisa lives in Berlin and plays a Joseph Guarneri “del Gesu” from 1739, generously loaned by a private collector.