Lidia Baich is considered one of the most versatile violin soloists of our time. She captivates her audience worldwide with her intense musicality and interpretation.
Born in St. Petersburg into a family of Austrian musicians she received her first violin lessons from her grandfather at the age of four and continued her studies in Vienna with Prof. Boris Kuschnir. At the age of eight, she won her first international competition, which was followed by numerous first prizes at international competitions. Her exceptional musical performance eventually earned her the Grand Prix d’Eurovision at the age of sixteen, receiving the “European Musician of the Year” award from the hands of Lord Yehudi Menuhin.
Whether as a soloist or in recitals, Lidia Baich is at home on the world’s most prestigious concert stages. Numerous tours have taken her all over Europe, Asia, South America, USA, South Africa, Russia, and India. She has performed under conductors such as Adam Fischer, Philippe Jordan, Juri Temirkanov, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Kristjan Järvi, Bertrand de Billy, Lorin Maazel, Vladimir Fedoseyev or Cornelius Meister, and with the most important orchestras worldwide such as the New York Philharmonic, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Tokyo Philharmonic, NHK Orchestra, Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Orchestra, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Nationale de France, Orchestra Arturo Toscanini, Malaysia Philharmonic or most recently the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra.
A passionate chamber musician, Lidia Baich regularly performs with partners such as Helmut Deutsch, Nobuko Imai, Alexander Knyazev, Lars Anders Tomter, Aleksey Igudesman, Donka Angatscheva, Hyung-Ki Joo, Boris Giltburg, members of the Vienna Philharmonic, the Vienna Brahms Trio and others.
Lidia Baich also frequently appears with opera singers, most recently with Piotr Beczala, Elina Garanca, Erwin Schrott, or her husband Andreas Schager at the Berlin and Vienna State Operas as well as at the Bolshoi Theater Moscow.
Lidia Baich has performed at festivals including the Vienna Festwochen, the Salzburg Festival, the Dubrovnik Festival, the Moritzburg Festival, the Jerusalem Chamber Music Festival, and the Johannesburg Mozart Festival. She also made an appearance at the tenth anniversary of “Pavarotti and Friends” in Modena. The highly versatile violinist enjoys regular appearances with the band “Deep Purple” or in a co-production with the Staatsballett Berlin at the Komische Oper Berlin.
CDs by Lidia Baich have been released under the label of Deutsche Grammophon.
Lidia Baich has been a juror at renowned violin competitions such as the Menuhin competition or the Eurovision competition. She holds a professorship at the Vienna University of Music and Arts and lends her support to various associations and foundations promoting and supporting young musicians. Since 2022 she has been Artistic Director at the Thalheim Castle in Lower Austria. In the same year, she was awarded the Golden Order of Honor for Services to the Republic of Austria.
Lidia Baich plays on a violin by Jean Baptiste Vuillaume from 1860.
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