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Lisa Batiashvili, or Elisabeth Batiashvili, is an internationally renowned violinist born into a musical family in Georgia in 1979. She has developed long-term relationships with some of the world’s leading orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, with whom she was Artist-in-Residence.
Music is in her blood: her mother was a pianist and her father a violinist. From the age of four, he was her first violin teacher
In 1991, her family left Georgia and settled in Germany. She later studied at the Hamburg Musikhochschule.
She was a student of Ana Chumachenko and Mark Lubotski.
Lisa gained international recognition at age 16 as the youngest-ever competitor in the Sibelius Competition.
Lisa became artist-in-residence with the New York Philharmonic for the 2014-2015 season.
She has been awarded two ECHO Klassik awards, the MIDEM Classical Award, the Choc de l'année, the Accademia Musicale Chigiana International Prize, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival's Leonard Bernstein Award and the Beethoven-Ring.
Lisa now records exclusively for Deutsche Grammophon and her recordings include an album dedicated to works by J.S. and C.P.E. Bach and the Brahms Violin Concerto with Staatskapelle Dresden (Christian Thielemann.)
She has also recorded the Beethoven, Sibelius and Lindberg concertos for Sony.
She plays a 1739 Guarneri del Gesu violin lent to her by a private collector.