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Patricia Kopatchinskaja

«Kopatchinskaja was like a cat teasing a butterfly, always ready to pounce on a passing phrase, whether answering the first violins or duetting with a perky clarinet. It has become her calling card to make the familiar unfamiliar.» 
Rebecca Franks, The Times, May 2019

Patricia Kopatchinskaja is constantly striving to reach through to the essence of the music and discover its core significance in the here and now. This motivation is expressed in staged concert programs such as «Bye-Bye Beethoven», «Time and Eternity», «Dies irae» or «Les Adieux», with which she fascinates audiences around the world.

Kopatchinskaja works regularly with orchestras and conductors of the highest international level and performs at leading concert halls and festivals. In previous seasons she was Artist in Residence with the Berlin Philharmonic, with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, and at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. Patricia Kopatchinskaja has been Artistic Partner of CAMERATA BERN since 2018.

Her chamber music partners include Joonas Ahonen, Sol Gabetta, Polina Leschenko and Fazil Say. She also performs as a vocal artist in works such as Schönberg’s Pierrot Lunaire oder Kurt Schwitters’ Ursonate.

Patricia Kopatchinskaja focuses on repertoire of the 20th and 21st centuries. She collaborates with leading contemporary composers such as Francisco Coll, Luca Francesconi, Michael Hersch, Márton Illés, György Kurtág, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Aureliano Cattaneo, Stefano Gervasoni, Dai Fujikura and many more. Premieres of new pieces form a regular part of her activities and also of her partnership with CAMERATA BERN. 

She has recorded more than 30 CDs, including the Grammy-winning recording of the project «Death and the Maiden» with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, her most recent album «The world according to George Antheil» with Joonas Ahonen, and the album «Plaisirs Illuminés» with Sol Gabetta, Francisco Coll and CAMERATA BERN, which received the BBC Music Magazine Award in 2022.