Lisa Batiashvili performs Sibelius’ Violin Concerto at BBC Proms

7 July 2017

Lisa Batiashvili performs Sibelius’ Violin Concerto at the BBC Proms with Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin (15 July). 

In an interview with the BBC Proms, Lisa commented: “I recently recorded [the concerto] with the Staatskapelle Berlin and Daniel Barenboim and it was a completely new experience … it isn’t just about music but everything around it as well – the thinking and the understanding … I am such a fan of Barenboim.” 

The recording, which also features Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, was released on Deutsche Grammophon in November 2016 and has since been labeled as Gramophone Magazine’s ‘Record of the Month’ (January 2017) and BBC Music Magazine’s ‘Concerto Choice’ (April 2017). 

Following her appearance at the BBC Proms, Lisa will join Paavo Järvi and the Estonian Festival Orchestra on tour for performances of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto (17–22 August). 

Lisa Batiashvili has recently been shortlisted for Gramophone Artist of the Year 2017.