Radical taboo breaker
Winner Swiss Grand Award for music 2017
Patricia Kopatchinskaja was born in Moldova in 1977 and has made her home in Bern. With her radical interpretations of works of all eras and styles, this exceptional violinist has shaken up the classical scene. At once global star and unconventional thinker, she crosses frontiers in her quest for artistic veracity, performs music both recent and brand new, challenges concert rituals (“Bye Bye Beethoven”), and is happy to work with polarising figures such as conductor Teodor Currentzis. She is an innovative, profound artist with important things to say about much more than just music.