Lidia Baich
Specialist InVioline

Biography

Lidia Baich is considered one of the most versatile violin soloists of the young classical generation; She fascinates audiences worldwide through exciting performances and intense interpretation.

The St. Petersburg-born Austrian received her first violin lessons from her grandfather at the age of four. Afterwards she studied with Prof. Boris Kuschnir in Vienna. At the age of eight, she won her first international competition, followed by numerous other first prizes. At the age of sixteen, her exceptional musical performance finally won her the Grand Prix d'Euro Vision 1998 and the European Musician of the Year award.

Lidia Baich performs both with orchestra and with recitals in the most important concert halls. Numerous tours have taken her throughout Europe, Asia, South America, USA, South Africa, Russia and India. She played with conductors such as Lorin Maazel, Adam Fischer, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Yuri Temirkanov, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Kristjan Järvi, Bertrand de Billy or Jakov Kreizberg with the most important orchestras in the world such as New York Philharmonic, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Tokyo Philharmonic , NHK Orchestra, Malaysia Philharmonic, Berliner Symphoniker, Bavarian Radio Orchestra, Wiener Symphoniker, Orchester National de France, Orchestra Arturo Toscanini or Camerata Salzburg.

As a passionate chamber musician, Baich played with partners such as Nobuko Imai, Aleksey Igudesman, Hyung-Ki Joo, Matthias Fletzberger, members of the Vienna Philharmonic, Vienna's Brahms Trio and others. Lidia Baich also regularly plays with opera singers, most recently with Elina Garanca, Erwin Schrott, Andreas Schager and Clemens Unterreiner. She has performed at festivals such as the Wiener Festwochen, the Salzburg Festival, the Dubrovnik Festival, the Moritzburg Festival or the Johannesburg Mozart Festival. She also played on the ten year anniversary of "Pavarotti and Friends" in Modena.

2008 released her first CD with Deutsche Grammophon; 2009 was her official ambassador of the Haydn Year.

Lidia Baich is also active as a juror in renowned violin competitions, such as. B. at the Eurovisons or the Menuhin competition. Since 2014 she is a lecturer at the Music and Art Private University of the City of Vienna.

In the year 2011 her second CD / DVD with pianist Matthias Fletzberger appeared with common arrangements of well-known symphonic ballet works under the title "Violin in Motion" at Deutsche Grammophon.

In June 2014 Lidia Baich accepted the invitation of the Staatsballett Berlin for the production "Don Juan" to the Komische Oper Berlin, where she was both responsible for the musical institution and a soloist on stage with the dancers. Another interest is the promotion of young talents; at presentation concerts, she introduces young up-and-coming musicians and holds masterclasses; She also regularly plays special concerts for children.

Recent activities include concerts in Europe, the Middle and Far East as well as the release of their third CD with violin sonatas by Richard Strauss and Joseph Marx.

Lidia Baich plays a violin by Joseph Guarnerius del Gesú "ex Guilet" from the year 1732, which is kindly provided by the Austrian National Bank.



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Regarded as one of the most fascinating and versatile violinists of the young generation, Lidia Baich wins audiences by exciting performances and intense interpretation.

The Austrian who was born in St. Petersburg received her first violin lesson from her grandfather when she was just 4 years old. She then went on to study with Prof. Boris Kuschnir in Vienna. Aged eight her first international competition, and this followed by many more first prizes. At the age of 16, the first place in the 1998 Grand Prix d'Eurovision and the title "European Musician of the Year".

Lidia Baich plays recitals as well as a soloist with orchestra, performing at the world's leading concert hall. Concert tours have taken place to Japan, China, Russia, USA, Korea, South Africa, Argentina, Brazil and Great Britain, where they played with the world's top orchestras under the direction of Lorin Maazel, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Yuri Temirkanov, Jukka Pekka Saraste, Kristjan Järvi, Bertrand de Billy and Yakov Kreizberg, and Philharmonic Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic, NHK Orchestra, Malaysia Philharmonic, Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Orchestra, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Orchester National de France, Orchestra Arturo Toscanini or Camerata Salzburg.

As a passionate chamber musician Lidia plays with partners like Nobuko Imai, Aleksey Igudesman, Hyung-Ki Joo, Boris Giltburg, Matthias Fletzberger, members of the Vienna Philharmonic or the Vienna Brahms Trio. Lidia has performed at festivals including the Vienna Festival, Salzburg Festival, Dubrovnik Festival, Moritzburg Festival and Mozart Festival in Johannesburg. She also took part in the ten-year anniversary of "Pavarotti and Friends" in Modena.

In 2008 she released her first CD (Violin Concerto by Mendelssohn and Prokofiev) with Bertrand de Billy and the RSO-Orchestra Vienna on the German Grammophon / Universal label. In 2009 she was the official ambassador of the Haydn year. In 2011 Lidia released her second CD / DVD "Violin in Motion" on the German Grammophon label together with pianist Matthias Fletzberger, featuring their own arrangements of symphonic ballet-music.

Since 2014 she is teaching at the Music and Arts University Vienna. Another concern of Lidia is the promotion of young talents; she presents young musicians, holds master classes and plays special concerts for children. Lidia Baich serves as a jury member at prestigious violin competitions such as the Eurovision or the Menuhin-Competition.

In June 2014 Lidia was invited by the State Ballet to join the new production "Don Juan", where she was responsible for the musical arrangement and performed as a soloist on stage. Another concern of Lidia is the promotion of young talents; she presents young musicians, holds master classes and plays special concerts for children.

Recent activities include extensive tours through Europe as well as the Middle and Far East and the recording of her third CD with violin sonatas by Richard Strauss and Joseph Marx.

Lidia plays a violin made by Joseph Guarnerius del Gesú "ex Guilet" in 1732, made available to courtesy of the Austrian National Bank.