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Lauma Skride


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 Bayerischer Rundfunk. It is with these qualities, combined with brilliant technique, that 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 German classical and romantic repertoire. She appears with orchestras such as Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Turku Philharmonic, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Ulster Orchestra, Hungarian National Philharmonic, hr-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt, Hamburger Symphoniker, Dresdner Philharmonie, Essener Philharmoniker, Bremer Philharmoniker, Philharmonisches Orchester Heidelberg and Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria. She collaborates with conductors such 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 is co-founder of the "Skride Quartet", formed in 2016 together with her sister Baiba Skride, Harriet Krijgh and Lise Berthaud. The quartet have performed in major venues and festivals worldwide, including The Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Wigmore Hall London, Schubertiade Hohenems, Liederhalle Stuttgart, Concertgebouw Brugge and Tanglewood Music Festival. In 2019 the quartet toured Australia and released their debut recording with ORFEO (Mozart, Mahler and Brahms), and in 2020 embarked upon an extensive US tour. Other chamber music partners include Anne-Sophie Mutter, Daniel Müller-Schott, Sol Gabetta and Julian Steckel, as well as Jörg Widmann, Christian Tetzlaff, Tanja Tetzlaff and the Armida Quartet.

Lauma Skride’s 2022/23 season brings trio performances with Baiba Skride and Harriet Krijgh, a US tour with the Skride Quartet, followed by a second recording of works by Enescu and Lekeu. March 2023 marks another highlight with a performance of Beethoven's Triple Concerto together with Baiba Skride, Harriet Krijgh and the NDR Radiophilharmonie under Andrew Manze, giving concerts in Hanover and Kiel.

For ORFEO, Lauma Skride recorded the Hungarian Dances by Johannes Brahms in an arrangement for violin and piano by Joseph Joachim with her sister Baiba, and more recently the two sisters recorded an all-Scandinavian programme.

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 Emils Darzins 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 2022/2023

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Schloss Bekond - Orangerie


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Konservatoriets Koncertsal Copenhagen

Frederiksberg C

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UK, Ireland, Nordic, Australia and New Zealand:

Spiros Chatziangelou

+44 20 7395 09-17


Germany, Austria, Switzerland:

Jannik Baeßler

+49 511 36607-69


Regina Thimm

Senior Artist Coordinator

+49 511 36607-82


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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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ARTE documentary about Fanny Hensel (born Mendelssohn) with Lauma Skride

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„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