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Lisa Batiashvili: Signs to Deutsche Grammophon

img  Tobias Fischer

Michael Lang, Deutsche Grammophon Decca president, said the company is delighted to add violinist Lisa Batiashvili to the label. “Lisa Batiashvili has already established herself as one of the great talents of today,“ he said. 

In the programme, the album brings together the works of composers whose artistic lives were powerfully affected by the political climate and events in Russia or the Soviet Union. Many of the composers were forced to abandon their homeland for the West, and the thought-provoking programme is enhanced by the direction of Finnish conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks.

Violinist Lisa Batiashvili said she is excited about the collaboration with Deutsche Grammophon; she said the company supports her strong feelings about performing a stimulating mixture of repertoire. „My aim will be for each new recording to bring something unique and personal to my listeners while always trying to move closer to what each composer wanted to say.“

The Georgian-born artist is renowned for her virtuosity and her seamless, sensual bowing. Her tone has been described as „smooth as silk,“ and she’s appeared with orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra, the Berliner Philharmoniker, Orchestre de Paris, the New York Philharmonic, and Royal Concertgebouw Orchestras. Her collaborations include performances with Sir Simon Rattle, Franz Welser-Möst, Alan Gilbert, Sakari Oramo, and Charles Dutoit.

Homepage: Lisa Batiashvili
Homepage: Deutsche Grammophon

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