The Guardian – Katie Melua: ‘My musical ear developed during Georgia’s blackouts’

The British-Georgian singer-songwriter explains why she has returned to her roots to record with the violinist Lisa Batiashvili

The Guardian

Lisa Batiashvili on the joys of collaboration

Georgian violinist Lisa Batiashvili has recently taken on new challenges, among them artistic directorship of the Audi Summer Concerts festival and performing on the soundtrack to The White Crow. But, she tells Toby Deller, she finds equal joy in creating wonderful interpretations from long-term partnerships

the Strad

Münchner Feuilleton – Lisa Batiashvili: Farbe, Diversität, Zeitlosigkeit

Die Audi Sommerkonzerte haben eine neue Leiterin: Die Geigerin Lisa Batiashvili setzt ihre eigenen Akzente.

Münchner Feuilleton

Lisa Batiashvili, l’automobile è Fantastique!

La violinista georgiana Lisa Batiashvili è la nuova direttrice degli Audi Sommerkonzerte a Ingolstadt: l'intervista

Giornale della musica

Szymanowski with the BBCSO

Lisa Batiashvili was the soloist entrusted to spin the ecstatic melodic lines of Szymanowski’s First Violin Concerto, which she did with both élan and a songful, expressive breadth.


Europa muss sein

Die georgische Geigerin Lisa Batiashvili spielt am Wochenende zusammen mit ihrem Mann François Leleux in München und ist künftig künstlerische Leiterin der Audi Sommerkonzerte in Ingolstadt

Süddeutsche Zeitung

WHRB: Lisa Batiashvili’s Szymanowski Violin Concerto: “Romantic, Beautiful, Sensual”

The highlight of last Thursday’s Boston Symphony Orchestra concert was definitely Lisa Batiashvili’s performance Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto


Szymanowski with the Boston Symphony Orchestra

Karol Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto No. 1, which featured soloist Lisa Batiashvili, provided the highlight of the evening.

Boston Classical Review

Thibaudet/Batiashvili/Capuçon Trio, Barbican review

A supergroup to savour

The Arts Desk

Ein All-Star-Abend im Pierre Boulez Saal, mit Lisa Batiashvili, Gautier Capuçon und Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Mendelssohn’s C minor Piano Trio took a little while to settle, with the opening movement sounding slightly breathless. But the slow-movement duet between the two strings was ardent indeed. Batiashvili then set up a tremendous pace at the start of the airborne scherzo, her colleagues reacting with glee, culminating in a fantastically insouciant sign-off.

The Financial Times