Masterclass Baiba Skride

Baiba Skride, winner of the Queen Elizabeth competition in 2001, is this season's artist in residence of the Residentie Orchestra. On the 12th of March she will give a special masterclass at KC. The masterclass is open to the public.

Baiba Skride’s natural approach to her music-making has endeared her to some of today’s most important conductors and orchestras worldwide. She is consistently invited for her refreshing interpretations, her sensitivity and delight in the music. The list of prestigious orchestras with whom she has worked include the Berliner Philharmoniker, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Boston and Chicago Symphony Orchestras, New York Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Orchestre de Paris, London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and NHK Symphony. Notable conductors she collaborates with include Marin Alsop, Christoph Eschenbach, Ed Gardner, Susanna Mälkki, Andris Nelsons, Andres Orozco-Estrada, Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Andris Poga, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Tugan Sokhiev, John Storgårds and Juraj Valcuha.

Baiba Skride is a sought-after chamber musician internationally and commits to the long established duo with her sister Lauma. As one of the founding members of the Skride Quartet, she embarks on the quartet’s first Australian tour in November 2019. In 2020, invitations continue to take the Skride Quartet to the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Sociedad Filarmónica de Bilbao, Harvard Musical Association Boston and Schubert Club St. Paul. In 19/20, Baiba Skride also performs in duo with Martin Stadtfeld, in trio with Daniel Müller-Schott and Xaiver de Maistre and in quintet with Alban Gerhardt, Brett Dean, Gergana Gergova and Amihai Grosz.

Baiba Skride is anticipating the release of her Bartok recording with the WDR Sinfonieorchester and Eivind Aadland, adding to her prolific discography including her recently released American disc featuring Bernstein, Korngold and Rózsa with the Gothenburg Symphony and Tampere Philharmonic Orchestras under the baton of Santtu-Matias Rouvali and the debut recording of the Skride Quartet, all under the Orfeo label.

Skride was born into a musical Latvian family in Riga where she began her studies, transferring in 1995 to the Conservatory of Music and Theatre in Rostock. In 2001 she won the 1st prize of the Queen Elisabeth Competition. Baiba Skride plays the Yfrah Neaman Stradivarius kindly loaned to her by the Neaman family through the Beare’s International Violin Society.



Thu 12 March 2020 19.00 - 22:00


Kees van Baarenzaal, Koninklijk Conservatorium

Entrance fee