Alena Baeva is one of the brightest young talents of the contemporary violin art. The unlimited technical freedom, hypnotic energy, indefatigability of creative search, deep feeling of the composer's intention - are the typical features of her creative individuality.
Alena successfully performs in the best concert halls of the world: Big Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire, Big Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonia, Santory Hall in Tokyo, Verdi Hall in Milan, Auditorium du Louvre, Salle Gaveau, Theatre de Champs-Elysees and UNESCO in Paris, Palais de Beaux-Arts in Brussels, Carnegie Hall in New-York, Victoria Hall in Geneva, Herkules Hall in Munich and others. She takes an active part in the performances of famous Symphony Orchestras: Big Symphony Orchestra, State Academic Symphony Orchestra named after Svetlanov, Orchestra of the St. Petersburg Philharmonia, German Radio Orchestra, National Orchestra of Belgium, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Danish Royal Opera and others. She works with such famous conductors as Sir Neville Marriner, Vladimir Fedosseyev, Vladimir Spivakov, Mark Gorenstein, Paavo Berglund, Alexander Lazarev, Yuri Bashmet and the others. Her concert partners in symphonic and chamber concerts were Alexander Kniazev, Yuri Bashmet, Dmitry Sitkovsky, Julian Rachlin, Shlomo Mintz, Itamar Golan and Alexander Melnikov. Alena was fortunate to communicate and have lessons the greatest musician of the world Mstislav Rostropovich.
She is invited to take part in many festivals including "The stars in Kremlin" and "Musical Kremlin" (Russia), "Virtuoso of the XXI century" (USA), Seiji Ozawa Academy in Switzerland and many other in Vienna, Athens, Israel, Brazil, Istanbul, Shanghai and CIS countries. Her recitals in "Violin in Louvre" in Paris, "Ravinia" in Chicago (USA), "Juventus" festival and Menton festival in France were very successful.
Born in 1985, Alena started to play violin when she was 5 with Olga Danilova in Alma-Ata (Kazakhstan). In 1995 Alena Baeva studied in the Central Music School of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire, then in the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire (2002-2007) with Professor Eduard Grach. In 2003 Alena was selected by M.Rostropovich for one-year course program in Paris Conservatoire. She studied in master classes with legendary Ida Haendel, Shlomo Mintz, Maxim Vengerov, Boris Garlitski.
Alena Baeva has a series of recordings on radio and television of Belgium, Germany, Israel, Poland, Japan, Portugal, Russia and USA. The concerts of A. Baeva were broadcasted on TV channels Culture, TV-centre, Mezzo, Arte, also some Russian radio stations and BBC radio.A
Alena Baeva successfully participated in competitions: since 1994, The First Prize on the Competitions in Novosibirsk, Germany, Warsaw, on the prestigious Henryk Wieniavski competition in Poznan, the Grand-prix on the Second Moscow International Paganini competition (2004) and a special prize: Antonio Stradivari violin (1723, "Ex-Wieniawski") owned by Russian State Collection of Unique Musical instruments for one-year loan (with support of "The Art of the Violin Foundation", Moscow).
Another Baeva's success was winning the first prize, gold medal, audience prize and numerous engagements on the Third Sendai International Music Competition in June, 2007 (Japan). Also Alena was awarded by a youth prize "Triumph".
Alena Baeva recorded 3 CD discs: Bruch and Shostakovich concert with Russian National Orchestra (Pentatone Classics), Szymanowski concerts (DUX), Poulenk, Prokofiev and Debussy sonatas (SIMC).
Her repertoire is growing rapidly and includes over 35 violin concertos, around 30 sonatas and many pieces and musical compositions of different ?poques.
Alena plays on Stradivari Violin that belongs to the Russian State Collection of Unique Musical Instruments.