Baiba Skride, violinBaiba Skride has appeared with prestigious orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, London Philharmonic Orchestra and Sydney Symphony. Conductors she regularly collaborates with include Thierry Fischer, Paavo and Neeme Järvi, Andris Nelsons, John Storgårds and Mario Venzago.

Last summer, Ms. Skride gave her debut at the BBC Proms with the Oslo Philharmonic, playing Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto No.1. Other highlights in the 2013-2014 season include concerts with WDR Sinfonieorchester Cologne, Vienna Symphony, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Helsinki Philharmonic and Luxembourg Philharmonic.

Chamber music highlights include performances at the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, Konzerthaus Vienna and Concertgebouw Amsterdam. She will be joined by her sisters Lauma and Linda Skride for performances of the Skride Quartet, at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival and the Rheingau Musikfestival.

In June 2013, Skride released a Schumann CD with the Danish National Symphony and John Storgårds (Orfeo). Previous recordings include the Stravinsky and Frank Martin violin concertos with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Thierry Fischer, a Brahms CD box with Stockholm Philharmonic and Sakari Oramo, a Tchaikovsky CD with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Nelsons and a duo disc with her sister.

Ms. Skride was born into a musical family in Latvia. In 1995, she began studying at the Conservatory of Music and Theatre in Rostock. In 2001, she won the first prize of the Queen Elisabeth Competition. Ms. Skride plays the Stradivarius Ex Baron Feilitzsch violin (1734), which is generously on loan to her from Gidon Kremer.

Baiba Skride last appeared with the BSO in March 2011, performing Berg’s Violin Concerto, with Mario Venzago conducting.