Nobel Prize Concert 2018
The superb Lisa Batiashvili is soloist at the Nobel Prize Concert.
Saturday 8 December 2018 19.00Ends approximately 21.10
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 Tchaikovsky's highly emotional and deeply personal Violin Concerto, one of the most beloved works in the violin repertoire (the Tchaikovsky concerto replaces the previously announced concerto by Dvorák).
Lisa Batiashvili has visited the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and Konserthuset Stockholm several times before, as well as toured with the orchestra. She is one of the world’s absolute most prominent soloists, and regularly appears with the very best and most coveted conductors around the world. Born in Georgia, Lisa Batiashvili is now a German citizen and lives in Munich.
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, and has since then conducted the orchestra twice.
Karina Canellakis conducts the orchestra in Tchaikovsky's powerful fourth symphony as well. 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 in 2017.
We would like to encourage you to take your seats by 18.45. You will receive a printed programme upon arrival to Konserthuset Stockholm. A glass of champagne or a non-alcoholic alternative will be served during intermission.
The concert is part of the official programme during the Nobel Week and is a tribute to the year’s Nobel Prize Laureates, hence why a semi-formal dress code dark suit is recommended.
The concert will be filmed by Swedish Television and broadcast the same evening by SVT2, starting at 20.00.
The musicApproximate times
Ann-Sofi Söderqvist Movements9 min
Pyotr Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto36 min
Johann Sebastian Bach Chorale "Ich ruf’ zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ" BWV 639, version for violin and strings arr Anders Hillborg4 min
Pyotr Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 442 min
- Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
- Karina Canellakis conductor
- Lisa Batiashvili violin