Alena Baeva, violin
Born in 1985. Graduated from the Moscow Conservatory’s Central Music College and Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory (class of Professor Eduard Grach). On the invitation of Rostropovich studied in France. Took part in the masterclasses of Ida Haendel, Maxim Vengerov, Shlomo Mintz, and Boris Garlitsky. A winner of the international violin competitions: Wieniawski Violin Competition (2001), Moscow International Paganini Competition (Grand Prix, 2004) and Sendai Violin Competition (Japan, 2007). A laureate of the Triumph Youth Prize. Since 2009, Baeva collaborates with Orpheum Foundation (Switzerland), which supported the release of her CD of the concert in Tonhalle (Zurich) with the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Vladimir Fedoseyev.
Alena Baeva performed in many prestigious concert halls with the leading orchestras of Russia and other countries conducted by Neville Marriner, Paavo Berglund, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Alexander Lazarev, Vladimir Spivakov, Sakari Oramo, etc. Among her chamber ensemble partners are Yuri Bashmet, Eliso Virsaladze, Alexander Knyazev, Alexander Rudin, Katia Skanavi, Itamar Golan, Vadim Kholodenko. She participated in festivals “December Nights of Svyatoslav Richter” and “Vozvraschenie” (Moscow), “Virtuosi of the 21st century” (New York), Seiji Ozawa Academy (Switzerland), “Violin in Louvre” and Juventus (France), Ravinia (Chicago), festival in Menton (France), etc. He aslo made a number of foundation recordings on radio and TV in Europe, Israel, Japan, Portugal, Russia and the US.
Alena Baeva’s concerts were broadcast by the TV channels Kultura, TV-Center, Mezzo, Arte and BBC radio. She has a number of CD recordings and participated in Europe’s largest open-air concert (120,000 listeners) in Nuremberg streamed by Bavarian radio. The musicians plays the “Molitor” violin made by Antonio Stradivari (1697) from the private collection of Maxim Viktorov.