Described as “a magnetic presence” and “a constantly fascinating sound technician” (New York Classical Review), violinist Alena Baeva is considered one of the most exciting, versatile, and alluring soloists active on the world stage today.
Baeva’s career as an international soloist of the highest renown has grown at an extraordinary pace over recent seasons. European highlights include appearances with Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Göteborgs Symfoniker, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National d’Île de France, Orchestre National du Capitôle de Toulouse, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, and in recital at the Wigmore Hall. In Asia, recent and upcoming performances include those with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo, and the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, amongst others. She makes a series of major North American debuts in the 2023/24 season, including with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and The Phoenix Symphony.
Baeva enjoys strong musical partnerships with many of the world’s leading conductors, and has the pleasure of working with such renowned maestros as Teodor Currentzis, Charles Dutoit, Gustavo Gimeno, Marek Janowski, Paavo Järvi, Vladimir Jurowski, Tomáš Netopil, and Hugh Wolff. Chamber music holds a particularly special place in her musical life, where she enjoys collaborations with such esteemed artists as Martha Argerich, Yuri Bashmet, Daishin Kashimoto, Mischa Maisky, Lawrence Power, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Tabea Zimmermann, and the Belcea Quartet. Her regular sonata partner is the celebrated Ukrainian pianist Vadym Kholodenko, with whom she has established a dedicated musical partnership of more than a decade. Baeva plays on the “ex-William Kroll” Guarneri del Gesù of 1738 – on generous loan from an anonymous patron, with the kind assistance of J&A Beares.