Baiba Skride

born in 1981 in Riga, Vidzeme, Latvia

Baiba Skride

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Baiba Skride (1981-) is a Latvian classical violinist.[1][2][3] She was the winner of the Queen Elisabeth Violin Contest in 2001[4][5], and has performed around the world.[6] She currently resides in Hamburg with her 2-year old son.[7]

She was born into a musical Latvian family in Riga in 1981 where she began her studies, transferring in 1995 to the Conservatory of Music and Theatre in Rostock, where she studied with Professor Petru Munteanu. She plays the Stradivarius "Wilhelmj" violin (1725), which is on loan to her from the Nippon Music Foundation. Her sisters are Lauma Skride, the pianist, and Linda Skride who plays viola.


  1. "One of the most exciting young talents to have emerged since Itzhak Perlman burst upon the scene in the late 1960s. Skride possesses the rare ability to speak directly through her Stradivari in a way that has one completely forgetting the mechanics of a 'violinist at work'. The fact that hers is a live concert recording makes her achievement seem all the more staggering."
    Selection disc of the month Shostakovich/Janacek, The Strad, June 2006
  2. "A natural musician to the ends of her fingertips", praised Classic FM Magazine[1]
  3. Review at
  4. Nippon Music Foundation
  5. 'Hitting a High Note' at
  6. Including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, [2] and New Zealand Symphony Orchestra [3]
  7. As stated on BBC Radio 3's In Tune program, 6 April 2010

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