Alena Baeva is a rising star on the firmament of modern violin. She has workerd together with leading orchestras and the greatest conductors on the international music scene.
Alena was born in 1985 in a family of musicians. She began to play the violin in early childhood in the city of Alma-Ata with Olga Danilova. She continued her education in the music school at the Moscow Conservatory in the class of Edward Gracz and then as a student of the Conservatory. Her musical education was strongly influenced by Mstislav Rostropovich, who invited her to study in France and Seiji Ozawa, under whose direction she refined her skills during summer courses in the Seiji Ozawa Academy in Switzerland.
At the age of 16 Alena won the Grand Prix in the 12th Henryk Wieniawski International Violin Competition in Poznań. Three years later she triumphed in the 2nd Niccolò Paganini International Competition in Moscow. In 2007 she received the gold medal in the International Violin Competition in Sendai. Alena Baeva’s extensive repertoire includes many concert works. Her discography includes recordings of music by Bruch and Shostakovich with the Russian National Orchestra, Szymanowski’s concertos, as well as sonatas by Poulenc, Prokofiev and Debussy. Baeva performs frequently in Russia, mainly with the Mariinsky Orchestra in Petersburg and with the Evgeni Svetlanov Russian Academic Symphony Orchestra. She is also regularly invited to work together with leading European orchestras, including Philharmonie Zuidnederland, the Lexemburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the The Orchestre national de Lille and Staatskapelle Weimar.
Baeva has played under the direction of, among others, Pablo Heras-Casado, Jacek Kaspszyk, Krzysztof Penderecki, Thomas Sanderling and Kazuki Yamada. She has established long-running ties with Valery Gergiev and Vladimir Jurowski, with whom she will make her debut in December 2018 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. In the upcoming concert season the artist will a;so perform for the first time with the Tokyo NHK Orchestra under the direction of Paavo Järvi. Alena Baeva also performs in chamber ensembles with such renowned artists as Martha Argerich, Yuri Bashmet, Steven Isserlis, Nikolai Lugansky and Mischa Maisky. She has also been performing in a piano & violin duet with pianist Vadim Kholodenko for more than ten years.