Patricia Kopatchinskaja’s wide repertoire spans Beethoven, Mozart, Schumann, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Bartók, Enescu, Kurtág and Ligeti: “Eastern-European folk music is in my blood, whilst contemporary music is the air that I breathe. The classical repertoire is the skeleton that holds all this together."
2012/13 sees Patricia Kopatchinskaja appear with WDR Sinfonieorchester, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and the Iceland Symphony and Finnish Radio Symphony orchestras. She will also perform with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski (both at London’s Royal Festival Hall and in mainland Europe) and has been re-invited for performances with both the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin. She also continues her regular collaborations with Orchestre des Champs-Élysées and Camerata Salzburg.
Chamber music is of immense importance to Kopatchinskaja's artistic life with her regular chamber partners including Fazil Say, Sol Gabetta, Markus Hinterhäuser and Polina Leschenko, as well as members of her own family.
Patricia Kopatchinskaja records exclusively for Naïve Classique. This season sees the release of an all-Hungarian CD featuring Bartók's second Violin Concerto, Ligeti's Concerto and Peter Eötvös' Seven, with the composer conducting in collaboration with hr-Sinfonieorchester and Ensemble Modern.
“The symphony was preceded by an irresistible performance of Prokofiev’s Second Violin Concerto. The young, bare-footed, tousle-headed Patricia Kopatchinskaja, from Moldova, made it very much her own. No high-gloss virtuosity here, but an elusive, unpredictable and wonderfully imaginative performance of great sweetness and great strength.” (Hilary Finch, The Times, May 2013)
“There are so many young violinists making waves today, but no-one more exciting than Patricia Kopatchinskaja…” (Leslie Wright, MusicWeb International, March 2013)
“In everything I’ve heard her play Patricia Kopatchinskaja marries consummate technical brilliance and an amazing aural imagination with a capacity to bring completely new interpretative perspectives to some very familiar music.” (Erik Levi, BBC Music Magazine, February 2013)
“Despite the huge technical challenges thrown at her, Patricia Kopatchinskaja plays with a deep and selfless understanding of each score.” (The Sunday Times, January 2013)
"In the culminating cadenza - which Ligeti asked the soloist to devise - Kopatchinskaja’s violin comes close to disintegrating under the force of her spectacular display". (Arnold Whittall, Gramophone, December 2012)
The notes seem to tumble from the young Moldavian - for some time now an additional star in the violinist sky - like coloured garlands. Her playing is quasi weightless, even if the piece is as complex as Bartóks second violin concerto. (Frankfurter Neue Presse, July 2012)
"It quickly becomes clear that for Kopatchinskaja only one thing is of importance: music. She devotes herself to Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto with an unrestrained performance at the verge of obsession. If she does not play herself, she sings and swings with the music. But when she plays she seems to merge with her instrument." (Südkurier, April 2012)
The Moldovan violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja is endowed with an explosive technique. She can reach every possible colour of tone and conjure captivatingly beautiful cantilenas. (Deister und Weserzeitung, March 2012)
"The 34-year-old Moldavian's interpretation Beethoven's Violin Concerto was so incredibly outrageous, so lively and so original that one could only marvel. It was one of the most exciting performances of Beethoven's Solitaire, one has ever heard in the concert hall.” (Ruhr Nachrichten, May 2011)
"Gifted Moldovan violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja has slimmed her tone to a fragile finesse…the freshness of this interpretation is exhilarating." (Geoff Brown, The Times, November 2009)
Patricia Kopatchinskaja's warmly recorded account of the Beethoven Violin Concerto must be one of the most stimulating and provocative that has ever been committed to disc. Studying the composer's autograph has inspired her to provide a radically different interpretation of the work to the one with which most people will be familiar. (BBC Music Magazine, December 2009)
Patricia Kopatchinskaja appears with London Philharmonic & Vladimir Jurowski
Patricia Kopatchinskaja performs Eötvös' Seven with DSO Berlin/Heras-Casado
Five HarrisonParrott artists feature in Mozartwoche 2013
Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Alice Sara Ott appear as Ambassadors at midem 2013
quartet-lab performs at Schloss Elmau
Gramophone picks five releases from HP artists as its top December discs
Kopatchinskaja and Heras-Casado perform with Accademia Santa Cecilia
Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Peter Eötvös perform with hr-Sinfonieorchester
Patricia Kopatchinskaja performs in Klimakonzert 2012
Lawrence Renes makes his debut with Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Kopatchinskaja
Patricia Kopatchinskaja makes her debut with Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Patricia Kopatchinskaja begins tour with Collegium Vocale Gent
HarrisonParrott artists at La Folle Journée
Patricia Kopatchinskaja gives world premiere in Madrid
Patricia Kopatchinskaja wins Music Innovation Award
Patricia Kopatchinskaja makes her debut with Philharmonia Orchestra performing Salonen
Patricia Kopatchinskaja performs Berg's Violin Concerto at the Salzburg Festival
Patricia Kopatchinskaja wins Golden Bow Award
Patricia Kopatchinskaja gives the world premiere of Lann's 'O Whispering Suns'
Patricia Kopatchinskaja performs with Ensemble Orchestral de Paris and Sir Roger Norrington