The Artists - Lidia Baich & Pianist Fletzberger
Duo Violin and Piano
The Violinist Lidia Baich and Pianist Fletzberger are a successful duo with optimum tonal differentiation, phenomenal virtuosity and incredible sense of style. Together they breathe life into the great works of music literature and expand their passion with genuine arrangements.
Violinist Lidia Baich was born in St. Petersburg. At the age of eight years she won her first international competition - numerous other top-prices followed. In 1998 she won the Grand Prix d'Eurovision and was nominated European Musicians of the Year. Since then she performs in all major concert halls around the world with the worlds best orchestras (including the New York Philharmonic, St. Petersburg Philharmonic) and conductors such as Lorin Maazel, and Vladimir Fedoseyev.
In 2002 Lorin Maazel invited her to join star-tenor Andrea Bocelli on his world tour. The following year, she took part in the ten-year anniversary of Pavarotti and Friends in Modena. In 2008 she released her first CD on the Deutsche Grammophon label. In 2009 she was the official ambassador of the Haydn year. Lidia Baich also serves as a jury member at prestigious violin competitions such as the Eurovision Competition or the Menuhin Competition.
The musical talent of the Viennese Pianist Fletzberger was discovered at the age of 5, when he was accepted as a student of the University of Music in Vienna in Violin and piano and was soon known as a piano prodigy. He won top prizes the ìBusoniî- and ìRubinsteinî-competition. His career took him to all continents as soloist playing more than 1.000 concerts in only five years - he has performed with major orchestras (including the Israel Philharmonic, Orchestre de Bordeaux) and conductors as Ferdinand Leitner, Carl Melles or Jesus Lopez Cobos.
After several years of collaboration with the world famous soprano Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, he started a second career as a conductor (Vienna Festival, Salzburg Prague State Opera, etc.). Following a ten-year time-out he decided to return to the classical music scene in 2009, when he started his comeback as a classical pianist and conductor.
In 2011 the two artists released the CD / DVD Violin in Motion on the Deutsche Grammophon label, featuring their own arrangements of symphonic ballet-music. Plans for 2014 include a new CD with late-romantic violinsonatas by Richard Strauss and Joseph Marx.