Visions of Prokofiev with Lisa Batiashvili
We are grateful that Lisa Batiashvili has chosen to work with the COE for her latest album “Visions of Prokofiev”, which has won an Opus Klassik Award (formerly ECHO). She explained her choice in various interviews, recalling the recording sessions as her most memorable musical experience in The Strad of February 2018. Speaking to BBC’s Clemency Burton-Hill, Lisa said the following:
“The very unique sound this orchestra can make is how I imagined the ideal version of these works would sound. Yannick gives a lot of freedom to those musicians to express their own individuality, proving it is possible to be an orchestra with a chamber music attitude. There is great generosity in their playing: they have an incredible timeless style which means it doesn’t belong to any fashion or school. That is something I long dreamed of having for this recording.” – BBC Music Magazine
The album has won the 2018 Opus Klassik (formerly ECHO) for best violin concerto recording.