Biography

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Violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja‘s versatility shows itself in her diverse repertoire, ranging from baroque and classical often played on gut strings, to new commissions and re-interpretations of modern masterworks.

Highlights of the 2015/16 season include performances with Staatskapelle Berlin, a residency at the Laeiszhalle in Hamburg and a collaboration with Teodor Currentzis and Musica Aeterna with whom she will appear at Bremen Festspiele and tour across Europe. Kopatchinskaja will also tour with Camerata Salzburg under Langrée, La Chambre Philharmonique under Krivine, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, collaborate with Vladimir Jurowski and his State Academic Symphony Orchestra in Moscow and perform with the Houston Symphony and Seatle Symphony Orchestra.

In London, Kopatchinskaja appears with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Jurowski and she is the central figure of the ‘Marin, Madness and Music’ weekend at the Southbank Centre – where she will perform with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightment, Kafka Fragments with Anu Komsi and works by Ustvolskaja.

Kopatchinskaja performs a number of new commission premieres this season: Turnage’s new piece for Violin and Cello with Sol Gabetta; Mauricio Sotelo’s new composition for string orchestra, flamenco dance and percussion with The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra – where she is an Artistic Partner – as well as a new piece by Michael Hersch and the French premiere of Michael van der Aa’s new Violin Concerto.

Last season’s highlights included her debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker performing Peter Eötvös’ DoReMi under the baton of the composer himself. She also performed at the closing concerts of Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival, appeared with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Edinburgh International and Santander festivals and toured Switzerland with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra under Sakari Oramo.

Chamber music is immensely important to Kopatchinskaja and she performs regularly with artists such as Markus Hinterhäuser and Polina Leschenko as well as members of her own family. She is a founding member of the acclaimed quartet-lab – a string quartet with Isabelle van Keulen, Lilli Maijala and Pieter Wispelwey – with whom she undertakes a major European tour in autumn 2015.

A prolific recording artist, this 2015/2016 season will see three major releases, one with Gidon Kremer and the Kremerata Baltica a CD of Kancheli’s music, TAKE TWO on Outhere/Alpha and Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with Teodor Currentzis and Musica Aeterna on the Sony label. Her release for Naïve Classique with concerti by Bartók, Ligeti and Peter Eötvös won Gramophone’s Recording of the Year Award in 2013, the ECHO Klassik Award and a 2014 Grammy nomination.

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