Biography

Patricia Kopatchinskaja

Current as of August 2021

With a combination of depth, brilliance and humour, Patricia Kopatchinskaja brings inimitable theatricality to her performances. Whether a violin concerto by Tchaikovsky, Ligeti or Schoenberg or when presenting an original staged project deconstructing Beethoven, Ustwolskaja or Cage, her distinctive approach conveys the core of the work.

Highlights of the 2020/21 season included a residency with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, music by Shostakovich with Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and a residency with the SWR Symphony Orchestra. She also brought her unique creativity to these residencies, performing Pierrot lunaire and her Dies irae project. Other highlights are her debut at the BBC Proms and recitals across Europe, including at the Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Danish Radio Concert Hall in Copenhagen and the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest with her regular recital partners Joonas Ahonen and Polina Leschenko.

Patricia Kopatchinskaja’s recording of Pierrot lunaire was released in April 2021. Other recent releases include a Vivaldi project with Il Giardino Armonico, the album Plaisirs illuminés with Sol Gabetta and Camerata Bern and Francisco Coll’s Violin Concerto with the Orchestra Philharmonique du Luxembourg and Gustavo Gimeno.

Future plans include residencies with the Berlin Philharmonic and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, a tour with the Budapest Festival Orchestra and a continuation of her residency as artistic partner with Camerata Bern, performing regularly with the ensemble at home and on tour. She will also travel to North America, giving concerts in Seattle and Toronto, as well as across Europe with cellist Sol Gabetta ahead of the release of their new duo recording.

Patricia Kopatchinskaja’s works continues to showcase living composers such as Luca Francesconi, Michael Hersch, György Kurtág and Márton Illés.

She was artistic partner of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra from 2014 to 2018 and has been artist in residence at various festivals, including the 2017 Lucerne Festival and the 2018 Ojai Music Festival.

She is a humanitarian ambassador for terre des hommes, the leading Swiss child relief agency, and was given the Swiss Grand Award for Music in 2017.

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