For her third album on Alpha, Patricia Kopatchinskaja is joined by a highly talented pianist whose approach to music is as extremist as hers, Polina Leschenko. Together they explore pieces that have many points in common. The Hungarian violinist Jelly d’Arányi, grandniece of Joseph Joachim, was a “muse” to both Bartók and Ravel. In 1922 and 1923, she premiered the two Bartók sonatas for violin and piano and Ravel dedicated Tzigane to her. He wrote to Bartók: “You have convinced me to compose for our friend, who plays so fluently, a little piece whose diabolical difficulty will bring to life the Hungary of my dreams; and since it will be for violin, why don’t we call it Tzigane?” Of course, Tzigane by Patricia Kopatchinskaja, who has been playing and dancing this music since her childhood in Moldova, does not sound like salon music… After a much-fêted recital at Wigmore Hall in 2017, the Financial Times wrote: ” In another life, Patricia Kopatchinskaja might have been a rock star. This is a violinist who loves taking risks . . . But the final reward wasworth waiting for: a denouement of astonishing force.”


DEUX Music for Violin & Piano by Bartok, Poulenc, Ravel. Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Polina Leschenko. AlphaDEUX Music for Violin & Piano by Bartok, Poulenc, Ravel. Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Polina Leschenko. AlphaView or buy


Gramophone Editor’s Choice – February 2018
“In the moments before pressing play on any new recording from Patricia Kopatchinskaja, the only thing you can be absolutely certain of is that you’re about to hear something brimming with personality, individuality and panache… this album is a properly exciting, life affirming box of delights.”

Releases featuring Patricia Kopatchinskaja

SCHUBERT Death and the Maiden. Patricia Kopatchinskaja, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. AlphaSCHUBERT Death and the Maiden. Patricia Kopatchinskaja, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. Alpha

KOPATCHINSKAJA, PATRICIA Take Two. AlphaKOPATCHINSKAJA, PATRICIA Take Two. Alpha

TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto STRAVINSKY Les Noces. Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Musicaeterna / Teodor Currentzis. SonyTCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto STRAVINSKY Les Noces. Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Musicaeterna / Teodor Currentzis. Sony

KANCHELI Chiaroscuro. Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Kremerata Baltica, Gidon Kremer. ECMKANCHELI Chiaroscuro. Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Kremerata Baltica, Gidon Kremer. ECM

SCHUMANN Complete Edition Symphonic Works Vol. 4. Violin Concerto, Piano Concerto. Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Denes Varjon, WDR-Sinfonieorchester / Heinz Holliger. AuditeSCHUMANN Complete Edition Symphonic Works Vol. 4. Violin Concerto, Piano Concerto. Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Denes Varjon, WDR-Sinfonieorchester / Heinz Holliger. Audite

SCHUMANN Complete Edition Symphonic Works Vol. 5. Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Alexander Lonquich, WDR Sinfonieorchester Koln / Heinz Holliger. AuditeSCHUMANN Complete Edition Symphonic Works Vol. 5. Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Alexander Lonquich, WDR Sinfonieorchester Koln / Heinz Holliger. Audite

KARAEV, FARADZH Orchestral Works. Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Azerbaijan State Symphony, Russian State Symphony Capella / Rauf Abullayev, Valery Polyansky. PaladinoKARAEV, FARADZH Orchestral Works. Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Azerbaijan State Symphony, Russian State Symphony Capella / Rauf Abullayev, Valery Polyansky. Paladino

MANSURIAN, TIGRAN Quasi parlando. Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Anja Lechner & Amsterdam Sinfonietta. ECM New SeriesMANSURIAN, TIGRAN Quasi parlando. Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Anja Lechner & Amsterdam Sinfonietta. ECM New Series

USTVOLSKAYA, GALINA Trio, Sonata, Duet. Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Markus Hinterhauser, Reto Bieri. ECM New SeriesUSTVOLSKAYA, GALINA Trio, Sonata, Duet. Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Markus Hinterhauser, Reto Bieri. ECM New Series