KD SCHMID Baiba Skride

Baiba Skride

Violin

Biography – about the artist.

Baiba Skride’s natural approach to music-making has endeared her to many of today’s most important conductors and orchestras worldwide. She performs regularly with orchestras such as the Berliner Philharmoniker, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Concertgebouworkest, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Orchestre de Paris, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and NHK Symphony Orchestra. She enjoys close collaborations with notable conductors such as Marin Alsop, Christoph Eschenbach, Edward Gardner, Susanna Mälkki, Andris Nelsons, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Andres Orozco-Estrada, Andris Poga, Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Dima Slobodeniouk, Tugan Sokhiev, John Storgårds, Juraj Valcuha and Kazuki Yamada.

Highlights of the 2022/23 season include Shostakovich’s violin concerto No. 2 which she will perform and record on the Deutsche Grammophon label with Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the UK premiere of Victoria Borisova-Ollas’s violin concerto “A Portrait of a Lady by Swan Lake” with Cristian Măcelaru and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and Gubaidulina’s “Offertorium” with the NHK Symphony Orchestra. She appears for the first time with the Karajan-Akademie der Berliner Philharmoniker and Brucknerorchester Linz. In addition, she returns to the Iceland Symphony Orchestra to give the Iceland premiere of Gubaidulina’s Triple Concerto with Harriet Krijgh (cello) and Elsbeth Moser (bajan), to the Dresdner Philharmonie with Dima Slobodeniouk, and other orchestras such as Taipei Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and the Philharmonia Orchestra.


Baiba Skride is an internationally sought-after chamber musician and commits to the long-established duo with her sister Lauma Skride. 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 2022/23 Skride Quartet returns to Copenhagen, Riga and the USA. She also performs in trio with Lauma Skride and Harriet Krijgh as well as in various chamber music projects.

Baiba Skride’s latest album “Violin Unlimited” was released in May 2022. Her prolific discography include all Mozart concertos with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra and Bartók with the WDR Sinfonieorchester, both with Eivind Aadland, as well as an American disc featuring Bernstein, Korngold and Rózsa with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra 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 and continued her studies from 1995 with Petru Munteanu at the Rostock University of Music and Theatre. In 2001 she won the first prize of the Queen Elisabeth Competition. She plays the Yfrah Neaman Stradivarius kindly on loan by the Neaman family through the Beare’s International Violin Society. 

SEASON 2022/2023

The next dates:

01.12.2022

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Detroit

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02.12.2022

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Detroit

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03.12.2022

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Detroit

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08.12.2022

Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo Sp

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09.12.2022

Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo Sp

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10.12.2022

Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo Sp

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19.01.2023

CBSO Centre

Birmingham

26.01.2023

Symphony Hall

Boston

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27.01.2023

Symphony Hall

Boston

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28.01.2023

Symphony Hall

Boston

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10.02.2023

Seoul Arts Center

Seoul

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11.02.2023

Gangdong Arts Center

Seoul

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03.03.2023

Barbican Centre

London

17.03.2023

Karol-Szymanowski-Philharmonie Krakow

Krakow

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18.03.2023

Karol-Szymanowski-Philharmonie Krakow

Krakow

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30.03.2023

NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover

Hannover

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31.03.2023

NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover

Hannover

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01.04.2023

Wunderino Arena

Kiel

15.04.2023

Dresdner Philharmonie

Dresden

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16.04.2023

Dresdner Philharmonie

Dresden

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28.04.2023

National Concert Hall Taipei

Taipei City

Your contact persons:

General Management:

Anna Wetherell

+44 20 7395 09-32

anna.wetherell@kdschmid.co.uk

General Management:

Ellen Arkwright

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Germany, Austria, Switzerland:

Benedikt Carlberg

+49 30 5213 702-24

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Artist Coordinator:

Emily Knoll

+44 20 7395 09-39

emily.knoll@kdschmid.co.uk

Artist Coordinator for Germany, Austria, Switzerland:

Regina Thimm

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Discography.

Violin Unlimited

Baiba Skride plays Solo Sonatas

05.2022, Orfeo, CD

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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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News.

Baiba Skride releases Solo Recording

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Experimental concert experience - What do people actually expect from a concert? Why does music fascinate and move us?

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Dima Slobodeniouk's debut with the Orquestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg with soloist Baiba Skride

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The challenges of Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1

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5th Symphony Concert in Weimar

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Baiba Skride celebrates debute with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra

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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