KD SCHMID Baiba Skride

Soloist

Baiba Skride

Violin

Biography – about the artist.

Baiba Skride’s natural approach to her music-making has endeared her to some of today’s most important conductors and orchestras worldwide. She is consistently invited for her refreshing interpretations, her sensitivity and delight in the music.

The list of prestigious orchestras with whom she has worked include the Berliner Philharmoniker, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Boston and Chicago Symphony Orchestras, New York Philharmonic, Concertgebouworkest, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Orchestre de Paris, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and NHK Symphony Orchestra. Notable conductors she collaborates with include Marin Alsop, Christoph Eschenbach, Ed Gardner, Susanna Mälkki, Andris Nelsons, Andres Orozco-Estrada, Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Andris Poga, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Tugan Sokhiev, John Storgårds, Juraj Valcuha and Kazuki Yamada.


Highlights of Baiba Skride’s 2021/22 season include the season opening of the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, with which she performs Sofia Gubaidulina’s Triple Concerto with Harriet Krijgh (cello) and Martynas Levickis (bajan) under the baton of Andris Nelsons. In celebration of the composer’s 90th birthday she returns to the orchestra once again for a performance of Gubaidulina’s Violin Concerto No. 1 “Offertorium”, which she also plays with the London Symphony Orchestra and Dima Slobodeniouk as well as with the Hallé Orchestra and Sir Mark Elder this season. Additionally, she returns to the hr-Sinfonieorchester with Alain Altinoglu to perform the composer’s Violin Concerto No. 3 “Dialog: Ich und Du”. Furthermore, Skride looks forward to her return to orchestras such as the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Orchester der Komischen Oper Berlin, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Residentie Orchestra, Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra and Sydney Symphony Orchestra, amongst others.

Baiba Skride is a sought-after chamber musician internationally and commits to the long-established duo with her sister Lauma. She is one of the founding members of the Skride Quartet, with which she has performed at venues such as Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Musikverein Vienna, Wigmore Hall London and Louvre Paris and has toured in North America and Australia in previous seasons. In 2021/22 Skride also performs in trio with her sister Lauma Skride and Harriet Krijgh as well as in different chamber music projects with Alban Gerhardt and Brett Dean and others.

Baiba Skride is anticipating the release of her latest solo recording in January 2022, which adds to her prolific discography including her recently released Mozart recording with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra and her Bartok recording with the WDR Sinfonieorchester, both with Eivind Aadland, as well as her American disc featuring Bernstein, Korngold and Rózsa with the Gothenburg Symphony and Tampere Philharmonic Orchestras under the baton of Santtu-Matias Rouvali and the debut recording of the Skride Quartet, all under the Orfeo label.

Skride was born into a musical Latvian family in Riga where she began her studies, transferring in 1995 to the Conservatory of Music and Theatre in Rostock. In 2001 she won the 1st prize of the Queen Elisabeth Competition. Baiba Skride plays the Yfrah Neaman Stradivarius kindly loaned to her by the Neaman family through the Beare’s International Violin Society.

SEASON 2021/2022


Chamber Music Projects.

Baiba & Lauma Skride, Stefan Dohr

A wonderful niche in chamber music is music for violin, horn and piano - to be heard with Baiba & Lauma Skride together with Stefan Dohr.
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The next dates:

30.01.2022

Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam

Amsterdam

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11.02.2022

Orchestra Hall Presents

Minneapolis

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12.02.2022

Orchestra Hall Presents

Minneapolis

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24.02.2022

Symphony Hall

Boston

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25.02.2022

Symphony Hall

Boston

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26.02.2022

Symphony Hall

Boston

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01.03.2022

Symphony Hall

Boston

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05.03.2022

Liepajas teatris Ltd.

Liepaja

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10.03.2022

Musikkenshus Aalborg

Aalborg

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18.03.2022

Halle aux Grains à Toulouse

Toulouse

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23.03.2022

Konzerthaus Berlin

Berlin

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30.03.2022

Göteborgs Konserthus

Göteborg

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31.03.2022

Göteborgs Konserthus

Göteborg

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01.04.2022

Göteborgs Konserthus

Göteborg

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13.04.2022

Pierre Boulez Saal

Berlin

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29.04.2022

Philharmonie Luxembourg

Luxembourg

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30.04.2022

Radialsystem V

Berlin

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01.05.2022

Radialsystem V

Berlin

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02.05.2022

Radialsystem V

Berlin

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03.05.2022

Radialsystem V

Berlin

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04.05.2022

Radialsystem V

Berlin

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05.05.2022

Radialsystem V

Berlin

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06.05.2022

Radialsystem V

Berlin

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08.05.2022

Barbican Centre

London

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14.05.2022

AMARE Concertzaal (opening Sep 2021)

The Hague

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20.05.2022

Koningin Elisabethzaal Flanders Congress & Concert Centre

Antwerpen

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21.05.2022

Concertgebouw Brugge vzw

Brugge

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12.06.2022

Görreshaus

Koblenz

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12.06.2022

Görreshaus

Koblenz

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13.06.2022

St.-Veit-Kirche

Mayen

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17.06.2022

Komische Oper Berlin

Berlin

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23.06.2022

Tivolis Koncertsalen

Copenhagen

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Your contact persons:

General Management:

Karen McDonald

+44 20 7395 09-15

karen.mcdonald@kdschmid.co.uk

General Management:

Jeongmin Kim

+44 20 7395 09-12

jeongmin.kim@kdschmid.co.uk

Jessica Croghan

Associate Artist Manager

+44 20 7395 09-34

Jessica.Croghan@kdschmid.co.uk

Germany, Austria, Switzerland:

Benedikt Carlberg

+49 30 5213 702-24

benedikt.carlberg@kdschmid.de

Artist Coordinator:

Emily Knoll

+44 20 7395 09-39

emily.knoll@kdschmid.co.uk

Artist Coordinator for Germany, Austria, Switzerland:

Regina Thimm

+49 511 36607-82

regina.thimm@kdschmid.de

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Artist Coordinator:

Emily Knoll

+44 20 7395 09-39

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Artist Coordinator for Germany, Austria, Switzerland:

Regina Thimm

+49 511 36607-82

regina.thimm@kdschmid.de

Discography.

Mozart: Violin Concertos Nos. 1-5

09.2020, Orfeo, CD

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Bartók

Violin Concerto No. 2, Rhapsodies for Violin

09.2019, Orfeo, CD

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Heino Eller

11.2018, Ondine, CD

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American Concertos

Bernstein, Korngold, Rósza

09.2018, Orfeo, CD

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Sibelius & Nielsen

Violin Works

01.2016, Orfeo, CD

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News.

5th Symphony Concert in Weimar

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Baiba Skride celebrates debute with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra

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Meisterkonzerte in Oldenburg

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Andris Nelsons, Baiba Skride and Harriet Krijgh with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

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10th Anniversary Festival "Harriet and Friends"

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Europe@Home - Living Room Concerts Live with Daniel Hope and Guests

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Press.

„Skride impresses from the outset, grabbing the attention in the haunting opening phrases of Bernstein’s Serenade, and describing the violin’s expansive line with piercing clarity. Her virtuosity never falters through its five quixotic movements, and particularly lovely is the achingly beautiful fourth movement, ‘Agathon’.“

The Strad, Catherine Nelson, 01.01.2019

„As this appropriately refined and witty performance from Latvian violinist Baiba Skride reminded us, the piece does at times attain a refined dancing rapture. Sensuality was kept firmly at bay by lemony dissonances in the melodic line, touched in by Skride and the orchestra with insinuating slyness.“

The Telegraph, Ivan Hewett, 04.09.2018

„Death, desperation, anger and sarcasm – in the musical figure of the piercingly intense solist Baiba Skride“

Berliner Morgenpost, Felix Stephan, 05.02.2018

„The violin sound of Skride whirs beguilingly; dauntingly seductive, she takes up the melodies which carry the audience into a sombre world. Skride creates such a gigantic volume that it almost sounds like she has a violoncello under her chin. Phenomenal.“

Berliner Tagesspiegel, Christopher Warmuth, 03.02.2018

„“The brilliant Latvian violinist Baiba Skride gave a magnificent account of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. Her distinctive sound — full-bodied and sumptuous but never forced — ideally suited the passages of melting lyricism and nobility. She brought tender grace to the rueful slow movement. And, with the alert Ms. Malkki there to keep the orchestra right with her, Ms. Skride tore through the breathless finale with impetuous energy and impressive precision.”“

By Anthony Tommasini, New York Times, 12.01.2018