Alena Baeva and Katia Skanavi

Alena Baeva and Katia Skanavi

This charismatic violin and piano duo bring sense and sensuality to anything they tackle.

Tour Dates

Fri 24 Apr, 7:30 pm Crawford Art Gallery, Cork Book Tickets
Sat 25 Apr, 8:00 pm Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire Book Tickets
Sun 26 Apr, 8:00 pm Ionad Cultúrtha, Baile Mhúirne Book Tickets
Tues 28 Apr, 8:00 pm glór, Ennis Book Tickets
Wed 29 Apr, 7:00 pm Lutherhaus, 24 Adelaide Road, Dublin 2 Book Tickets
Thurs 30 Apr, 7:30 pm The Large Room, City Hall, Waterford Book Tickets
Sat 2 May, 8:00 pm Birr Festival of Music Book Tickets
Sun 3 May, 7:00 pm St. James' Church, Dingle Book Tickets

Since winning an impressive selection of major international competitions in the early 2000s, Alena Baeva’s diary has been chock full of concerto performances, recitals, recordings and chamber music projects which have taken her all over the world many times. We’re thrilled that she has made time to tour Ireland with pianist and fellow Russian Katia Skanavi, herself amongst the forefront of young dynamic chamber musicians with a passion for discovering new music and reinvigorating the old.

Having collaborated with such heavyweight conductors as Gergiev, Järvi and Menuhin this duo have confidence and presence in spades, and with their gorgeous tonal palette and elegant discourse they bring sense and sensuality to anything they tackle. And being the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, their performance of the ‘Kreutzer’ Violin Sonata will be a real highlight of a programme which also includes a special Music Network commission for these extraordinary and charismatic artists. 

Alena Baeva, violin
Katia Skanavi, piano

Albert Dietrich, Johannes Brahms & Robert Schumann F-A-E Sonata
Igor Stravinsky Duo Concertant (for Violin & Piano)
Finola Merivale Music Network Commission           
Ludwig van Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 9 in A major, Op. 47 ‘Kreutzer’


A portrait of violinist Alena Baeva

Fri 24 Apr Crawford Art Gallery, Cork 7:30 pm , €20 / €15 / €10 / €5 Cork Orchestral Society
Sat 25 Apr Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire 8:00 pm , €20 / €18 01-2312929
Sun 26 Apr Ionad Cultúrtha, Baile Mhúirne 8:00 pm , €15 / €10 / €5 026-45733
Tues 28 Apr glór, Ennis 8:00 pm , €16 / €14 065-6843103
Wed 29 Apr Lutherhaus, 24 Adelaide Road, Dublin 2 7:00 pm , €20 / €15 / €10 01-4750224 Music Network
Thurs 30 Apr The Large Room, City Hall, Waterford 7:30 pm , €17 / €15 / €5 Waterford Music
Sat 2 May Birr Festival of Music 8:00 pm , €16 / €14 057-9122911
Sun 3 May St. James' Church, Dingle 7:00 pm , €15 087-3467632 Féile na Bealtaine

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto op.35 & Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture - Alena Baeva and Düsseldorfer Symphoniker Orchestra

Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 - Katia Skanavi with Georgian National Symphony Orchestra

"Poetic and captivating"

- The Strad [on Baeva]

"Baeva was a magnetic presence..."

- New York Classical Review [on Baeva]

"...the intensity of her interpretations is utterly compelling"

- The Australian [on Skanavi]