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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 Grand Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, the Svetlanov Academic Symphony Orchestra, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, German Radio Orchestra, the National Orchestra of Belgium and with conductors such as Vladimir Jurowski, Valery Gergiev, Krzysztof Penderecki, Sir Neville Marriner, Yuri Bashmet , Vladimir Fedoseyev and Paavo Berglund and Pablo Heras-Casado. Her chamber music partners have included Marta Argerich, Yuri Bashmet, Аlexander Knyazev, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Shlomo Mintz, Itamar Golan, Аlexander Melnikov. Her rapidly expanding repertoire includes over forty violin concerti and numerous sonatas and other works from different eras.
04 Apr 2017
Alena will make her debut with the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra at Ljubljana’s Gallus Hall on 6 & 7 April, performing Korngold’s virtuosic Violin Concerto under the baton of Hans Graf....
09 Mar 2017
Alena Baeva will be going on a short tour through the Netherlands together with philharmonie zuidnederland and conductor Dmitri Liss from 10 March until 19 March. They will commence the tour in...
23 Jan 2017
Alena Baeva will be continuing a busy start of the year with a series of concerts, beginning with the Freiburg Philharmonic on 24 January at the...
04 Nov 2016
Following her acclaimed debut in 2014, Alena Baeva will return to perform Richard Strauss’ Violin Concerto with Weimar Staatskapelle under Kirill Karabits on 27 and 28 November at Weimarhalle. For...
05 Aug 2016
In Schloss Schwiessel, Germany on 10 August, Alena Baeva joins the Trio Karénine piano trio and violist Hélène Clément in concert at the Mecklenburg Vorpommern Festspiele to perform Schumann and...
07 Jun 2016
On 11 June at the Kinneksbond Cultural Center in Mamer, Luxembourg, Alena Baeva will join Orchestre de Chambre du Luxembourg, under conductor David Reiland, for a performance of Mendelssohn’s...
03 May 2016
On 4 and 5 May, Alena Baeva will perform at the historical Zeugheersaal of the Hotel Schweizerhof and the Villa St. Charles in Meggen as part of Lucerne’s Zaubersee Festival.
On 4 May...
08 Apr 2016
Alena Baeva will join the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Muhai Tang to perform Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D major on a five concert tour of Belgium and Germany. Beginning...
29 Mar 2016
On 2 April, Alena Baeva will take to the stage at the Théâtre de la Ville de Paris with pianist Itamar Golan for a special recital performance. The concert programme features Janáček’s Sonata...
27 Mar 2016
Alena Baeva will once again perform with State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia under the baton of world-renown conductor Vladimir Jurowski. At the Moscow International Performing Arts Center...
Marjolijn Sengers - Eindhovens Dagblad - Mar 2017
Huntley Dent, Fanfare Magazine review of Shostakovich DVD - Feb 2016
SLV Jogfors - Feb 2014
Lars H. Johnsson - Feb 2014
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 Grand Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, the Svetlanov Academic Symphony Orchestra, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra and the German Radio Orchestra. Alena has worked with conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Jurowski, Krzysztof Penderecki, Sir Neville Marriner, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Paavo Berglund, Kazuki Yamada, Sakari Oramo and Pablo Heras-Casado. Her chamber music partners have included Martha Argerich, Yuri Bashmet, Steven Isserlis, Nikolai Lugansky, Misha Maisky, and Vadym Kholodenko, with whom she has established an 10-year long musical partnership.
Recent highlights include the recital at the Mariinsky Concert Hall in St. Petersburg, performing with Yuri Bashmet and the English Chamber Orchestra in London’s Cadogan Hall, a performance at Klassik Open Air, with an audience of over 75,000 people, tours in Spain with Thomas Sanderling (Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra) and with Muhai Tang (Brussels Philharmonic) in Belgium and Germany. Other recent highlights include debuts with the Strasbourg Philharmonic, Nordic Symphony Orchestra (Anu Tali) and Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as appearances at the Zaubersee festival in Lucerne, Mecklenburg Vorpommern and Baltic Sea Festivals. Alena recently performed with the Luzern Festival Strings Orchestra, the Weimar Staatskapelle under Stefan Solyom, as well as with Russian State Symphony Orchestra under Vladimir Jurowski. The performance of Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No.2 at the Salle Pleyel in Paris with Valery Gergiev and Mariinsky Orchestra was recorded and released on DVD to great critical acclaim, as part of the complete cycle of Shostakovich’s symphonies and instrumental concertos presented by the orchestra.
Future engagements include a reinvitation to the Staatskapelle Weimar under Kiril Karabits, a tour with Stuttgart Philharmonic in Germany and Italy, Beethoven’s Triple concerto with Vadym Kholodenko and Alexander Buzlov under Valery Gergiev, as well as concerts with Freiburg Philharmonic and Israel Camerata Orchestra. Alena Baeva has been appointed Artist in Residence for the season 2016-2017 by the Luxembourg Chamber Orchestra and will be also appearing in numerous recitals and chamber music concerts throughout Europe.
Alena Baeva was born in 1985 to a musical family. At the age of five she began studying the violin in Alma-Ata under Olga Danilova. From 1995 she was a student with Professor Eduard Grach at the Central School of Music of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire and from 2002-2007 at the Moscow Conservatoire itself. Apart from formal studies, her two most important influencers and supporters were Mstislav Rostropovich and Seiji Ozawa. In 2003 she was invited by Rostropovich to study in France where she attended classes by Boris Garlitsky and since 2007 she has participated in Seiji Ozawa’s Academy in Switzerland. Alena has taken part in various master-classes, including most notably, those under Shlomo Mintz, Ida Haendel and Maxim Vengerov. Her major competition victory came in 2001 when she won the Gold Medal at the Henryk Wieniawski competition in Poznan, including the prize for the best performance of a comtemporary work. In 2004 Alena won the Grand Prix at the Moscow International Niccolò Paganini Competition, giving her the right to perform on the Stradivarius violin that belonged to Henryk Wieniawski; she was also awarded the Gold Medal and audience prize at the International Violin Competition in Sendai (2007).
Alena’s discography includes recordings of concerti by Bruch and Shostakovich with the Russian National Orchestra (Pentatone Classics), concerti by Szymanowski (DUX) and sonatas by Poulenc, Prokofiev and Debussy (SIMC). She also has a diverse range of recordings made on radio and television in Belgium, Germany, Israel, Poland, Japan, Portugal, Russia and the USA. Her rapidly expanding repertoire includes over forty violin concerti and numerous sonatas and other works from different eras.
Top of the 3rd Sendai International Music Competition
Sonata for Violin and Piano
Sonata for Violin and Piano
Sonata for Violin and Piano, No.1 in F minor, op.80
Schubert: Streichquartett Nr. 14 d-moll, Erlkönig & Sonate a-Moll für Arpeggione und Klavier, D. 821
Alena Baeva participated at the Erlkönig recording
Release date: 17.05.2013
℗ 2013 Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH
The recording is avaliable on austrian iTunes
Karol SZYMANOWSKI (1882-1937)
Violin Concerto No. 1 Op. 35 (1916)
Violin Concerto No. 2 Op. 61 (1933)
Opole Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra / Bogusław Dawidow
Recorded at Opole Philharmonic Concert Hall, March 2007
“Alena Baeva is an impressive young violinist from Kazakhstan who gives here a brilliant and compelling performance of both Szymanowski violin concertos, with a Polish orchestra and on a Polish label.” Gramophone Magazine, Awards Issue 2008
The 3rd Sendai International Music Competition
1-3 Bartok Violin Concerto No.2, Sz112
4-6 Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D major, op.35
Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by YAMASHITA Kazufumi (1-3)
Conducted by Pascal VERROT (4-6)
Alena Baeva - violin
Alena Baeva, violin
The Russian National Orchestra, conducted by Paavo Berglund
Recorded at the studio VGTRK "Culture" (June 2005)