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Baiba Skride is a Latvian violinist, raised in Riga in a musical home with her sisters, pianist Lauma Skride and violist Linda Skride. Starting in 1995, she attended the Conservatory of Music and Theater in Rostock, studying with Petru Munteanu. In 2001 she won the Queen Elisabeth Violin Competition in Brussels. She has performed around the world with major orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, the London Philharmonic, and many others. Among her collaborators are conductors Christoph Eschenbach, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Andris Nelsons, Neeme Järvi, Paavo Järvi, and Mario Venzago, and chamber musicians Bertrand Chamayou, Brett Dean, Sol Gabetta, Alban Gerhardt, Xavier de Maistre, and her sister, Lauma Skride, who frequently accompanies her. Baiba Skride plays a 1734 Stradivarius, the "Ex Baron Feilitzsch," from the collection of Gidon Kremer.