Lee University will continue its 21st Presidential Concert Series with a performance by the young Latvian sister duo, violinist Baiba Skride and pianist Lauma Skride. The concert will be at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29, in the Squires Recital Hall on Lee's campus.
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Baiba Skride was born into a musical family in Riga where she began her studies, and later continued her musical pursuits at the Conservatory of Music and Theatre in Rostock. In 2001, Skride won First Prize in the Queen Elisabeth Competition.
She has appeared with prestigious orchestras such as the Sinfonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunk, Orchestre de Paris, Leipzig, and the US orchestras of Philadelphia, Houston and Cincinnati. Recent highlights include Baiba’s much anticipated debut with the Berlin Philharmonic playing “Berg: To the memory of an Angel” with Andris Nelsons.
"Baiba Skride might be viewed as a throwback to the golden age of Heifetz, Kreisler and Milstein…she has a way of speaking naturally through her violin which instantly engages the listener's emotions,” according to BBC Music Magazine.
Pianist Lauma Skride, the youngest of three daughters, began playing piano at the age of five, and has since travelled extensively, performing either as a soloist or chamber musician.
Lauma has appeared with numerous international symphonies, and among her many accolades is the impressive Beethoven Ring, awarded to her in 2008. She is recognized for her interpretations of Germanic classical and Romantic works, and a broad repertoire that includes works by Haydn, Schumann, Prokofiev, Mozart, and rarities by Clara Schumann and Fanny Mendelssohn.
Passionate energy, youthful vivacity, and musical sensitivity have become the trademarks of the Skride duo. They appear regularly as a duo in chamber music recitals and with orchestras in Europe and the United States.
Tickets will be available at the Dixon Center Box Office 614-8343 Oct. 22-26, from 3-6 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for senior adults and students.
For more information please call the School of Music offices at 614-8240 or visit or email firstname.lastname@example.org.