Baiba Skride

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Baiba Skride (born 1981) is a Latvian classical violinist. She was the winner of the Queen Elisabeth Violin Contest in 2001, and has performed around the world. She currently resides in Hamburg with her 2-year old son.

She was born into a musical Latvian family in Riga in 1981 where she began her studies, transferring in 1995 to the Conservatory of Music and Theatre in Rostock, where she studied with Professor Petru Munteanu. She previously played the Stradivarius "Wilhelmj" violin (1725), which was on loan to her from the Nippon Music Foundation. She now plays the Stradivarius "Ex Baron Feilitzsch" violin (1734), which is on loan to her from Gidon Kremer. Her sisters are Lauma Skride, the pianist, and Linda Skride who plays viola.

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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2004 Bach: Partita no. 2 for Violin Solo / Ysaÿe: Sonata no. 1 for Violin Solo / Bartók: Sonata for Violin Solo Bach, Bartók, Ysaÿe; Baiba Skride 1
2007 Shostakovich, Janacek: Violin Concertos (Baiba Skride) Baiba Skride 1
2011 Violinkonzert / Ungarische Tänze Johannes Brahms; Baiba Skride, Sakari Oramo, Lauma Skride, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra 1

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