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, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Orchestre de Paris, London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. Notable conductors she collaborates with include Marin Alsop, Christoph Eschenbach, Ed Gardner, Susanna Mälkki, Andris Nelsons, Andres Orozco-Estrada, Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Vasily Petrenko, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Tugan Sokhiev, John Storgårds and Simone Young.


Summer 2018 sees Baiba Skride return to the NHK Symphony Orchestra with Jukka-Pekka Saraste, and to the Tanglewood Music Festival with chamber music and concert appearances, performing Bernstein Serenade with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Andris Nelsons, before they begin the 2018/19 season together on a distinguished tour to the BBC Proms, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Vienna’s Musikverein, KKL Lucerne, Philharmonie de Paris, and Concertgebouw Amsterdam. Further highlights include her return to Münchner Philharmoniker, Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, as well as Baltimore, Houston, Toronto, Vancouver and Utah Symphony Orchestras. In Spring 2019 Skride highly anticipates the world premiere of Sebastian Currier’s violin concerto, a co-commission by the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, with which she tours to Spain, Japan and China. Skride continues to champion Sofia Gubaidulina’s Offertorium as well as Triple concerto for violin, cello and bayan and celebrates the piece’s Spanish premiere with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, following on from the successful premieres in the last seasons.

Baiba Skride is a sought-after chamber musician internationally. In 2018/19, invitations take her Skride Quartet with Lauma Skride, Harriet Krijgh and Lise Berthaud to Schubertiade Hohenems, Wigmore Hall London, Louvre Paris, Muziekgebouw Eindhoven, amongst others. Further afield, the Quartet looks forward to its debut at the Tanglewood Music Festival in summer 2018 and US tour in March 2019. In the same season, she also performs in trio with Daniel Müller-Schott and Xavier de Maistre in Innsbruck, Budapest, St Pölten, Hannover, Coesfeld and Düsseldorf.

To add to her prolific discography, Baiba Skride anticipates the releases this season of her American disc featuring Bernstein, Korngold and Rózsa with the Gothenburg Symphony and Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Santtu-Matias Rouvali and her Bartók recording with the WDR Sinfonieorchester with Eivind Aadland, 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 2018/2019

The next dates:

14.11.2018

Wigmore Hall

London

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18.11.2018

Latvian National Theatre

Riga

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19.11.2018

Janacek-Philharmonie Ostrava

Ostrava

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29.11.2018

Centennial Theatre

North Vancouver

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30.11.2018

Bell Performing Arts Centre

Surrey

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01.12.2018

The Orpheum Vancouver

Vancouver

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06.12.2018

Val A. Browning Fine Arts Center

Ogden

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07.12.2018

Abravanel Hall, Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City

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08.12.2018

Abravanel Hall, Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City

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13.12.2018

Palacio Euskalduna Bilbao

Bilbao

14.12.2018

Palacio Euskalduna Bilbao

Bilbao

19.01.2019

Music Centre at Strathmore

North Bethesda

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20.01.2019

Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

Baltimore

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24.01.2019

Jones Hall

Houston

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26.01.2019

Jones Hall

Houston

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27.01.2019

Jones Hall

Houston

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30.01.2019

Lighthouse

Poole

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31.01.2019

University Great Hall Exeter

Exeter

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12.02.2019

Haus der Musik Innsbruck

Innsbruck

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14.02.2019

Festspielhaus St. Pölten

St. Pölten

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15.02.2019

Orangerie Herrenhausen

Hannover

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16.02.2019

Konzert Theater Coesfeld

Coesfeld

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17.02.2019

Robert-Schumann-Saal im Museum Kunstpalast

Düsseldorf

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19.02.2019

Muziekgebouw Frits Philips Eindhoven

Eindhoven

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20.02.2019

Wigmore Hall

London

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27.02.2019

Gasteig München GmbH

München

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28.02.2019

Gasteig München GmbH

München

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01.03.2019

Gasteig München GmbH

München

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29.03.2019

Helsinki Music Centre

Helsinki

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01.04.2019

Giebelsaal der Albert-Schweitzer-Schule

Nienburg

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03.04.2019

Burghof Kultur- und Veranstaltungsgesellschaft Lörrach mbH

Lörrach

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05.04.2019

Zeughaus

Neuss

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06.04.2019

Theater an der Blinke

LEER

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Your contact persons:

General Management:

Karen McDonald

+44 20 7395 09-15

karen.mcdonald@kdschmid.co.uk

General Management:

Pia Lucas-Sikorski

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General Management:

Vanessa Tsoi

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vanessa.tsoi@kdschmid.co.uk

Germany, Austria, Switzerland:

Benedikt Carlberg

+49 30 5213 702-24

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Dorothea Heinze

Artist Coordinator

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Artist Coordinator for Germany, Austria, Switzerland:

Regina Thimm

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Artist Coordinator for Germany, Austria, Switzerland:

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Discography and quotes.

Discography

Grieg | Nielsen | Sibelius | Stenhammar

Violin Sonatas & Pieces

09.2016, Orfeo, CD

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Sibelius & Nielsen

Violin Works

01.2016, Orfeo, CD

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Szymanowski

Violin Concertos & Mythes

10.2014, Orfeo, CD

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Robert Schumann

Violinkonzerte, Phantasie

07.2013, Orfeo, CD

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Stravinsky, Martin & Honegger

Violin Concertos & Orchestral Works

05.2012, Orfeo, CD

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Reviews and quotes.

„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

„“There were wonderful surprises, too, in that concerto, which Latvian soloist Baiba Skride injected, somewhat idiosyncratically, with a bullish panache. Easeful virtuosity and sensitivity sat side by side in the central Romanze; then the sizzling impetuosity of the finale, explosive and ebullient at every turn.”“

By Ken Walton, The Scotsman, 19.12.2017

„“A player of exemplary clarity and precision, that is never at the expense of emotion, even in the most demanding passages. It may not be approved audience etiquette, but the spontaneous applause after the first movement was certainly earned. This really is a virtuoso work that becomes increasingly so as it unfolds, the languid second movement followed by a technical work-out in the Allegro finale, demanding very speedy pizzicato and bow work. It is all-action, all-dancing stuff to the finish, with a climax that matches that of any other violin concerto in the canon.”“

The Herald, Keith Bruce, 15.12.2017