Winner of the 2012 Latvian Great Music Award, an honor for emerging musicians, Elina Buksha is considered one of her nation’s leading violinists.Read More
Elina has been described by The Strad Magazine as having “capacity for fantasy and storytelling,” and being “highly persuasive in technical agility and individuality”. She 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), Rencontres Musicales d’Évian (France), and the Marvao International Music Festival, among others.
As a soloist, Elina has performed with many orchestras, including I Virtuosi del Teatro alla Scala, the 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, and the Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra (Japan). Elina has performed alongside such artists as Maria João Pires, Midori, Augustin Dumay, Frank Braley, Gary Hoffman, Henri Demarquette, Gérard Caussé, Roby Lakatos, the Modigliani Quartet, Calidore String Quartet, and others.
Elina began playing the violin at the age of five, advancing to studies at Belgium’s Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel under the direction of Augustin Dumay. In 2017 she began studying with Christoph Poppen at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München. She is also trained privately by the renowned violinist Midori. She has recorded Saint-Saëns and Lalo violin concerti for the Alpha label.
Elina Buksha plays a 1723 Domenico Montagnana violin, on loan to her by the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel.