Lisa Batiashvili is not only an exceptional violinist who excels on every stage in the world, the violinist is also an artist involved in the defence of human rights and freedoms. Born in Georgia, she knows more than any other European what the madness of a single Russian can bring. Through her Foundation, she has raised over €100,000 for Ukrainian musicians to help over 180 artists so far. ” It is essential for us to continue to raise awareness on the dire situation in Ukraine, have conversations about the necessity to fill in for financial gaps and tell stories from the frontlines our beneficiaries experience” she told The Strad. Donations can be made online (lisabatiashvili-foundation.org/donation) or simply attend one of the great artist’s courageously committed concerts!
Lisa Batiashvili (c) Sammy Hart / DG