Moldovan born violinist and “one of the most distinctive voices in the violin world”, Patricia Kopatchinskaja’s unique approach shows itself in her diverse repertoire ranging from baroque and classical works played on gut strings, to new commissions and re-interpretations of modern masterpieces.
2018/19 is another exciting season for Kopatchinskaja as she continues to collaborate with leading conductors and orchestras. The season begins with a debut for Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (Kent Nagano), performances with the Bayerisches Staatsorchester and Berliner Philharmoniker (Kirill Petrenko) and a European tour with Kammerorchester Basel (Heinz Holliger). In the U.S., Kopatchinskaja will make another important debut with The Cleveland Orchestra for concerts of Eötvös’ Seven, and under the baton of Currentzis she will revive Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with Musica Aeterna for a Japanese Tour.
With recital partner, Polina Leschenko she has released Deux (Alpha) which the duo will tour, making their collective debut to the U.S.A and Japan.
Kopatchinskaja has held the position of Artistic Partner with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra since 2014 and was awarded a Grammy in 2018 for their recording, Death and the Maiden (Alpha). Other accolades include the prestigious Swiss Grand Award for Music in 2017, a recognition of exceptional talent and innovation awarded by the Federal Office of Culture for Switzerland.
Highlights for 2017/18 include the world premiere of her new project, Dies Irae at the Lucerne Festival where she was ‘artiste étoile’. The project also received its North American premiere as part of Kopatchinskaja’s position as Music Director at the Ojai Music Festival this summer. Other highlights include appearances at the Salzburger Festspiele with Markus Hinterhauser and Camerata Salzburg for pieces by Ustwolskaja and Hartmann.