For her last performances of the year, Lisa Batiashvili travels to Munich, Paris and Stockholm.
On December 2 she performs at Munich’s Prinzregententheater, where she’s this year’s Artist in Residence. She’s joined by the Ebène Quartet and pianists Akiko Yamamoto and Shani Diluka. The seven musicians have worked out a varied program that features Schubert’s Fantasia for Four Hands, one of the key works of 1828, the year he died, the Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 44 by Robert Schumann, one of the founding fathers of this genre, and Chausson’s Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Quartet in D, Op.2.
She then graces the stage of the Philharmonie de Paris on December 5 and 6, with Krzysztof Urbański conducting Penderecki’s Threnody to the victims of Hiroshima, Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring and Dvořák’s Concerto for Violin in A minor, Op.53, in which Ms. Batiashvili plays the solo, in an absolute contrast to the other two pieces.
Finally, on December 8 she plays Dvořák’s Concerto at the Konserthuset Stockholm for the Nobel Prize Concert, this time paired with Söderqvist’s Movements, which reflects on our times, the movements of people, their hopes and their vulnerabilty, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, all in the capable hands of conductor Karina Canellakis.