Welcome to the very first episode of The Strad Podcast. Violinist Lisa Batiashvili speaks to The Strad’s online editor Davina Shum ahead of her performance of the Sibelius Violin Concerto for Audi Summer Concerts. Listen to Batiashvili’s personal insights on the piece, advice for violinists new to the work, and what it’s like to perform during a pandemic.

Watch Lisa Batiashvili’s performance live here

Watch: Lisa Batiashvili and Daniel Barenboim record Tchaikovsky and Sibelius - album trailer

Watch: Lisa Batiashvili, Sebastian Klinger and Milana Chernyavska play Dvořák’s Dumky Trio

Excerpt of Sibelius violin concerto in D minor, first movement used with permission from Lisa Batiashvili.

Tchaikovsky/Sibelius Lisa Batiashvili (vn) Staatskapelle Berlin / Daniel Barenboim

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Lisa Batiashvili image © Chris Singer