PianoLauma Skride
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„Glasklar die Läufe, wunderschön aufgelichtet die Kadenz ...“

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Biography

Lauma Skride's playing is 'wonderfully sensitive, with marvellous tone quality, and always with highly virtuosic vigour', according to a review by the Bavarian Broadcasting Service. Combined with brilliant technique, these are the qualities with which Lauma Skride captivates audiences on major concert stages throughout the world, both as a soloist and chamber musician.

Lauma Skride, who was awarded the Beethoven Ring in 2008, is highly acclaimed for her interpretations of Germanic classical and romantic repertoire. In recent seasons, Lauma Skride has appeared with Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, Dresden Philharmonic, and the Orquesta de Gran Canaria. Lauma Skride performs with such conductors as Andris Nelsons, Kristjan Järvi, Anu Tali, Muhai Tang, Peter Ruzicka, John Storgårds, Pedro Halffter, André de Ridder, Yan Pascal Tortelier and Cornelius Meister. In 2012/2013, she touredGermanywith the Tapiola Sinfonietta under Mario Venzago and played with the Heidelberg Philharmonic under Jorma Panula.


 

Highlights of the 2013/2014 season include appearances as soloist with Essener Philharmoniker under Tomas Netopil, with Osnabrücker Symphoniker and Staatsorchester Bremerhaven as well as a tour with the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra and her sister, violinist Baiba Skride.

Lauma Skride is also committed to the long established duo with her sister. In October 2011, the duo premiered Hans Abrahamsen’s double concerto with the Royal Danish Orchestra inCopenhagenand the Swedish Chamber Orchestra – a work that was composed for the pair. Passionate energy, youthful vigour and musical sensitivity have become the trademarks of the Skride duo. Other chamber music partners of Lauma Skride include cellist Daniel Müller-Schott, Jing Zhao, Sol Gabetta and Julian Steckel, as well as Jörg Widmann and Christian Tetzlaff.

As chamber musician Lauma Skride will appear at prestigious festivals such as the Rauma Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival and Rheingau Musik Festival as well as at Gewandhaus Leipzig, performing all Piano Quartets by Johannes Brahms.

Lauma Skride recorded Fanny Hensel's piano cycle Das Jahr for Sony in 2007 and received an ECHO Classic Award as Best Young Artist for this recording. Together with Baiba in 2011 she recorded the transcription of Johannes Brahms’ Hungarian Dances for violin and piano by Joseph Joachim for ORFEO.

Born inRiga,Latvia, in 1982, Lauma Skride is the youngest of three daughters in a musical family. She began playing the piano at the age of five and was later a pupil of Anita Paze at the Emil Darzin School of Music inRiga. She then studied under Volker Banfield at theUniversityofMusicand Theatre inHamburg. Lauma Skride has participated in numerous international competitions since the age of eleven, among them the Maria Canals Competition inSpainand the Cleveland International Piano Competition in theUSA, and has won several prizes.

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“„Glasklar die Läufe, wunderschön aufgelichtet die Kadenz...“”

Wiesbadener Kurier, Richard Hörnicke, 1.02.11

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Discography

Das JahrLauma Skride with the piano cycle The Year by Fanny Mendelssohn-HenselJan. 2007, Sony Classical, CD, Available on: iTunes Amazon