Georgian Violinist to Play in Paris Tomorrow

Award-winning Georgian violinist Lisa Batiashvili will begin her new year of performances by playing at a concert in Paris. It is set to be broadcast live on France Musique. 

Batiashvili received international acclaim throughout 2017 for live performances and recordings. 

Batiashvili will perform on stage at the Maison de la Radio venue in the French capital with Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra. The show will also feature music by the celebrated composer Jean Sibelius. 

The evening will open with what will be the first-time French appearance of Lithuanian composer Raminta Serksnyte’s work ‘De profundis’ for string orchestra. 

Following this will be Sibelius' renowned 1904 Violin Concerto, the only concerto work by Finland’s best-known composer. 

The show tomorrow night will finish with Hungarian composer Bela Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra, described by French radio as "one of the most virtuoso pieces of the symphonic repertoire”. 

Batiashvili’s performance of works by Sibelius and Pyotr Tchaikovsky were named as the finest recording of January 2017 by leading classical music review magazine Gramophone. She was also shortlisted for the 2017 Artist of the Year award by the same magazine, and was a recipient of two ECHO Klassik awards. 

Batiashvili also headlined a concert in Tbilisi, celebrating late Georgian composer Sulkhan, alongside oboist Francois Leleux and cellist Maximilian Hornung last October.

By Tom Day

11 January 2018 13:26