Alena
BAEVA

Russia

Biographie

Alena Baeva is fast emerging as one of the finest violinists of her generation – having already carved out an impressive career to date working regularly as a soloist with orchestras including the Mariinsky Orchestra, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia ‘Evgeny Svetlanov’ (GASO), the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra and the German Radio Orchestra among others. Alena has worked with conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Krzysztof Penderecki, Sir Neville Marriner, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Paavo Berglund, Sakari Oramo, and Pablo Heras-Casado.  Her chamber music partners have included Marta Argerich, Yuri Bashmet, Steven Isserlis, Nikolai Lugansky, Misha Maisky, Аlexander Knyazev, Vadym Kholodenko and Itamar Golan.

Apart from formal studies, her two most important influencers and supporters were Mstislav Rostropovitch and Seiji Ozawa. In 2003 she was invited by Rostropovich to study in France and since 2007, Ms. Baeva has participated in Seiji Ozawa’s Academy in Switzerland. In 2004 Alena Baeva won the Grand Prix at the Moscow International Niccolò Paganini Competition while she also received the Gold Medal and audience prize at the International Violin Competition in Sendai (2007). Alena’s discography includes recordings of concerti by Bruch, Shostakovich and Szymanowski as well as sonatas by Poulenc, Prokofiev and Debussy. The most recent recording was Schubert’s Erlkönig with Yuri Bashmet, released by Sony Classics in 2013. She also has a diverse range of recordings made on radio and television in Belgium, Germany, Israel, Poland, Japan, Portugal, Russia and the USA.