Lisa Batiashvili is a Georgian- born German violinist. This season she takes up residency with the Berlin Philharmonic and performs with the Munich Philharmonic, Netherlands Philharmonic, and San Francisco Symphony, returning for Sibelius’s Violin Concerto (March 14–16, 2024) followed by a Southern California tour with the Orchestra. Recent appearances include the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Philharmonia, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, London Symphony, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and Vienna Philharmonic as a featured artist at the Vienna Konzerthaus. She made her SF Symphony debut in January 2006.
Recording exclusively for Deutsche Grammophon, Ms. Batiashvili’s latest album, Secret Love Letters, was released last year with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Her discography also includes Visions of Prokofiev with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, which won an Opus Klassik Award and was shortlisted for the 2018 Gramophone Awards. In 2021 she formed the Lisa Batiashvili Foundation, which supports young, highly talented Georgian musicians. She plays a Guarneri “del Gesu” violin from 1739, generously loaned by a private collector.