Lisa Batiashvili is featured season after season with many of the world's greatest orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic, Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Staatskapelle Dresden and Orchestre de Paris.
Other regular relationships include the London Symphony, London Philharmonic, NHK Symphony and Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Chamber music has always played an important part in her schedule, with invitations from festivals such as Salzburg, Edinburgh, Aldeburgh, Marlboro, Tanglewood, Saratoga, Schleswig-Holstein, Schubertiade and Kuhmo. Her commitment to new music has seen her give three world premieres in recent seasons, including Magnus Lindberg's Violin Concerto, which she has also recorded.
In 1995, as the youngest ever competitor aged 16, she was awarded second prize in the Sibelius Competition in Helsinki. In 2003, she was named winner of the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival's Leonard Bernstein Award and was later awarded the Beethoven Ring Prize from the Beethoven Festival in Bonn. She was recently announced winner of the prestigious International Accademia Musicale Chigiana Prize in Siena.
Lisa Batiashvili studied with Professor Ana Chumachenko at the Musikhochschule in Munich, having previously worked with Professor Mark Lubotski at the Musikhochschule in Hamburg. She plays the 1709 Engleman Stradivarius, kindly loaned by the Nippon Music Foundation.
This is her first appearance with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.