Nobel Prize Concert 2018
The superb Lisa Batiashvili is soloist at the Nobel Prize Concert.
Saturday 8 December 2018 19.00Ends approximately 21.00
The Nobel Prize Concert is an annual event of the highest international standard. The concert is part of the official programme during Nobel Week and is a tribute to the year’s Nobel Prize recipients. In addition to the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, world-class musicians and conductors always participate. At this year’s concert, we will experience star violinist Lisa Batiashvili as the soloist in Dvorák’s Violin Concerto, one of his most beloved works which has captured the world with its folk-inspired melodies since 1883.
The unparalleled Lisa Batiashvili has visited the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and Konserthuset Stockholm several times before. She is one of the world’s absolute most prominent soloists, and regularly appears with the very best and most coveted conductors. She was with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and chief conductor Sakari Oramo on the 2015 Europe tour; during the 2014-2015 season, she was Artist-in-Residence with the New York Philharmonic, and this last season she held the same position with the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome. In 2016, Batiashvili was the soloist at the world premiere of Anders Hillborg’s Violin Concerto No. 2, which was commissioned by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.
The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic is led by American conductor Karina Canellakis, winner of the 2016 Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award. Karina Canellakis is internationally acclaimed for her emotionally charged performances, technical command and interpretive depth. Canellakis made her debut with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic in 2016, she returned for a concert with violinist Janine Jansen in December 2017, and is also scheduled for a concert preceding the Nobel Prize Concert, in October 2018.
This time, Karina Canellakis conducts the orchestra in Tchaikovsky's powerful fourth symphony. The opening piece, Ann-Sofi Söderqvist's dramatic Movements – is music reflecting on our times, the movements of people, their hopes and their vulnerabilty (the piece was premiered by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic last year).
The musicApproximate times
Ann-Sofi Söderqvist Movements7 min
Antonín Dvorák Violin Concerto32 min
Pyotr Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 442 min
- Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
- Karina Canellakis Conductor
- Lisa Batiashvili violin