Elina Buksha, violin
The Strad magazine describes her playing as having “capacity for fantasy and storytelling” and being “highly persuasive in technical agility and individuality “
Winner of the 2012 Latvian Great Music Award, an honor for emerging musicians, Elina Buksha is considered one of her nation’s leading musicians. Elina began playing the violin at the age of five, and from 2011 through 2017 studied at Belgium’s Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel, under the direction of Augustin Dumay.In 2017 she has begun studying with Christoph Poppen at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München and also receives regular advice from Midori Goto.
As a passionate chamber musician Elina has performed in such festivals as the Festival de Wallonie (Belgium), the International Music Festival in Yaroslavl (directed by Yuri Bashmet), Rheingau Musik Festival (Germany), the Rencontres Musicales d’Évian (France), among others sharing stage
alongside such artists as Maria João Pires,Midori,Augustin Dumay, Gary Hoffman, Henri Demarquette, Gérard Caussé,Modigliani Quartet, Calidore quartet ,Hermes Quartet,Roby Lakatos..
As a soloist Elina regularly appears with many major orchestras including the
I Virtuosi del Teatro alla Scala ,Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonietta Riga, Sinfonia Varsovia, the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège,Tatarstan National Symphony orchestra,Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz, Musica Viva Chamber Orchestra, Moscow, Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra (Japan)..She has recorded Saint-Saëns (2014) and Lalo (2016) violin concerti for the Alpha label.
Elina Buksha plays a 1723 Domenico Montagnana violin, on loan to her by the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel and besides music is very passionate about paintings , perfume and poetry.