Baiba Skride

Born 1981

Baiba Skride



A fresh face and perspective in the classical music world, Baiba Skride is known for her perspective on timeless repertoire that brings new life to the music.

Skride has performed with top orchestras across the world including Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra and more. As well as working alongside famed conductors like Vasily Petrenko, Kazuki Yamada, Andris Nelsons in the world’s premiere venues: Wigmore Hall London, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, and Bad Kissingen to name a few.

Born in a musicial Latvian family, and often performing alongside her pianist sister, Lauma Skride, Baiba Skride has become a tour de force in classical music performance. She debuted with the New York Philharmonic in February 2016.

Skride’s studies include attending the Conservatory of Music and Theatre in Rostock, Germany. In 2001 she won first prize at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Belgium. Baiba Skride plays on the Yfrah Neaman Stradivarius violin which has been loaned to her by the Neaman family through the Beares International Violin Society. "She gets to the core of every note without extraneous surface noise, and her vibrato is so integrated with the tonal colouring that you hardly notice it.” - The Strad

Photo credit: Marco Borggreve