March 29, 2013
The great violinist Bronislaw Huberman described the Brahms Violin Concerto as "a contest for violin against orchestra – and the violin wins". That's an outcome never in doubt when the soloist is the formidably equipped Lisa Batiashvili.
Mind you, it's a wonder there's enough of her to go round given the number of residencies she's holding down this season – from "Capell-Virtuosin" with the venerable Dresden Staatskapelle to Artist-in-Residence with Cologne-based West German Radio Symphony Orchestra; and she's busy forging fruitful relationships with the likes of Barenboim and Dudamel.
Philharmonia / Jarvi / Batiashvili Wednesday, April 3. Colston Hall, Colston St, Bristol, 7.30pm, £15-£31/under 26s £8/under 18s £1. 0117 922 3686 www.colstonhall.org.