Eliisabet Batiaschvili

Eliisabet Batiaschvili

German violinist of Georgian origin.
Country: Georgia

Biography of Elizabeth Batiashvili

Elizabeth Batiashvili is a German violinist of Georgian origin. She was born into a family of musicians, her father being a violinist and her mother a pianist. Under the guidance of her father, she began studying music at a young age.

In 1991, Batiashvili and her family relocated to Germany. She furthered her musical education at the Hamburg University of Music and Theater under the tutelage of Mark Lubotsky, and later in Munich with Anna Chumachenko.

In 2001, Batiashvili released her first album featuring compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach, Franz Schubert, and Johannes Brahms. She has also recorded works by Mozart (with Francois Leleux), Beethoven, Sibelius, and performed compositions by Prokofiev and Shostakovich.

Notably, Batiashvili had a violin concerto written for her by Magnus Lindberg, which she premiered in Sweden and the United States in 2006. In 2008, she performed a concert dedicated to her and her husband, accompanied by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, featuring Giya Kancheli's "Broken Song".

Batiashvili received the second prize at the Sibelius International Violin Competition in 1995. She was also awarded the Beethoven Ring for her participation in the Beethoven Festival in Bonn in 2006. In 2009, she became a laureate of the Kigji Academy Prize. On February 1, 2011, Batiashvili released her album "Echoes of Time".