KD SCHMID Lauma Skride

Soloist

Lauma Skride

Piano

Biography – about the artist.

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. She appears with orchestras such as BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Ulster Orchestra, Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, hr-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt, Hamburger Symphoniker, Dresdner Philharmonie, Essener Philharmoniker, Bremer Philharmoniker, Philharmonisches Orchester Heidelberg, Tapiola Sinfonietta and Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria. She collaborates with such conductors as Pedro Halffter, Kristjan Järvi, Cornelius Meister, Andris Nelsons, Anu Tali, Muhai Tang, André de Ridder, Peter Ruzicka, John Storgårds, Yan Pascal Tortelier and Xian Zhang.


Lauma Skride’s 19/20 season begins with her appearances at the Schubertiade and the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, and performances of the Clara Schumann piano concerto at the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig with Andris Nelsons and Royal Stockholm Philharmonic with Pablo Heras-Casado. Other highlights in the season include performances of the Beethoven Triple concerto with Anne-Sophie Mutter and Daniel Müller-Schott at the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, as well as concerts with the Turku Philharmonic, Kitchener Waterloo Symphony, Prague Philharmonia, Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock and Brandenburger Symphoniker.

A highly sought after chamber musician, Lauma Skride founded the ‘Skride Quartet’ together with her sister Baiba, Harriet Krijgh and Lise Berthaud in 2016. Since then, the quartet has performed in major venues and festivals including Wigmore Hall London, Schubertiade Hohenems, Tanglewood Music Festival, etc. The Skride Quartet will embark on their first Australian tour in November 2019, in addition to tours in Europe and the US to venues such as Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Liederhalle Stuttgart, Concertgebouw Brugge, Library of Congress Washington, Schubert Club St. Paul, etc. in 2020. The quartet’s first CD featuring works by Mozart, Mahler and Brahms was released in 2019 under the Orfeo label. Lauma Skride is also committed to the long established duo with her sister. Other chamber music partners of Lauma Skride include Anne-Sophie Mutter, Daniel Müller-Schott, Sol Gabetta and Julian Steckel, as well as Jörg Widmann, Christian Tetzlaff and the Armida Quartett.

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. In 2016, they released a CD with a pure Scandinavian repertoire.

Born in Riga, 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 in Riga. She then studied under Volker Banfield at the University of Music and Theatre in Hamburg. Lauma Skride has participated in numerous international competitions since the age of eleven, among them the Maria Canals Competition in Spain and the Cleveland International Piano Competition in the USA, and has won several prizes.

Season 2019/2020

The next dates:

29.08.2019

Angelika-Kauffmann-Saal

Schwarzenberg

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04.09.2019

St. Bartholomäus Kirche zu Wittenburg

Wittenburg

05.09.2019

St.-Marien-Kirche Parchim

Parchim

07.09.2019

Dom St. Nikolai Greifswald

Greifswald

08.09.2019

St. Petrus und Paulus Kirche Zarrentin

Zarrentin

10.09.2019

Gewandhaus zu Leipzig

Leipzig

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12.09.2019

Gewandhaus zu Leipzig

Leipzig

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13.09.2019

Gewandhaus zu Leipzig

Leipzig

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14.09.2019

Gewandhaus zu Leipzig

Leipzig

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23.09.2019

Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater GmbH

Schwerin

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24.09.2019

Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater GmbH

Schwerin

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25.09.2019

Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater GmbH

Schwerin

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09.10.2019

Konserthuset Stockholm

Stockholm

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10.10.2019

Konserthuset Stockholm

Stockholm

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13.10.2019

Volkstheater Rostock

Rostock

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14.10.2019

Volkstheater Rostock

Rostock

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15.10.2019

Volkstheater Rostock

Rostock

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02.11.2019

Harold Lobb Concert Hall

Callaghan

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04.11.2019

City Recital Hall Angel Place, Sydney

Sydney

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07.11.2019

Adelaide Town Hall

Adelaide

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09.11.2019

City Recital Hall Angel Place, Sydney

Sydney

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12.11.2019

Perth Concert Hall

Perth

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14.11.2019

Llewellyn Hall

Canberra

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16.11.2019

Elisabeth Murdoch Hall

Melbourne

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19.11.2019

Melbourne Recital Centre

Melbourne

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20.11.2019

Hobart Town Hall

Hobart

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03.12.2019

Rudolfinum

Praha 1

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09.01.2020

Turku Concert Hall

Turku

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10.01.2020

Turku Concert Hall

Turku

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29.01.2020

Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Liederhalle Stuttgart

Stuttgart

Your contact persons:

General Management:

Erdmuthe Pirlich

+49 511 36607-69

erdmuthe.pirlich@kdschmid.de

UK, Ireland, Nordic, Australia, New Zealand:

Vanessa Tsoi

+44 20 7395 09-17

vanessa.tsoi@kdschmid.co.uk

Regina Thimm

Artist Coordinator

+49 511 36607-82

regina.thimm@kdschmid.de

Coordinator for UK, Ireland, Nordic, Australia, New Zealand:

Dorothea Heinze

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Artist Coordinator

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Coordinator for UK, Ireland, Nordic, Australia, New Zealand:

Dorothea Heinze

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Discography and quotes.

Discography

Schubert: Schwanengesang

Shostakovich: Viola Sonata

01.2017, Avi, CD

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Grieg | Nielsen | Sibelius | Stenhammar

Violinsonaten & Stücke

09.2016, Orfeo, CD

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Baiba & Lauma Skride

The Duo Sessions

03.2007, Sony Classical, CD

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Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel

The Year (Das Jahr)

01.2007, Sony Classical, CD

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Reviews and quotes.

„The performance is wonderfully judged and executed throughout, and Lauma Skride's rapid repeated notes at the end are truly spine-tingling - it made me want to go straight back to the beginning again and learn more.“

BBC Music Magazine, Stephen Johnson, 01.12.2016

„Lauma makes this performance, marrying elfin dexterity with fresh air to which her sister responds with delicacy, a fullness of tone even at low volumes and that sense of innocence so central to the piece.“

Gramophone, Andrew Mellor, 01.10.2016

„When they cut loose in these Bartók-like folk-influenced miniatures the sense of abrupt, raw excitement was compelling.“

The Times, Richard Morrison, 04.05.2016