The Austrian who was born in St. Petersburg received her first violin lesson from her grand- father when she was just four years old. She then went on to study with Prof. Boris Kuschnir in Vienna. When she was eight she won her first international competition, and this was followed by many more first prizes. At the age of sixteen, her outstanding musical performance earned her first place in the 1998 Grand Prix d‘Eurovision and the title „European Musician of the year”.
Lidia Baich plays recitals as well as as a soloist with orchestra, performing in the world’s leading concert halls. Concert-tours have taken her to Japan, China, Russia, USA, Korea, South Africa, Argentina, Brazil and Great Britain, where she played with the world’s top orchestras under conductors such as Lorin Maazel, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Yuri Temirkanov, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Kristjan Järvi, Bertrand de Billy and Yakov Kreizberg, and orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Tokyo Philharmonic, NHK Orchestra, Malaysia Philharmonic, Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Orchestra, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Nationale de France, Orchestra Arturo Toscanini or Camerata Salzburg.
Lidia has performed at festivals including the Vienna Festival, Salzburg Festival, Dubrovnik Festival, Moritzburg Festival and Mozart Festival in Johannesburg. In 2002 Lorin Maazel invited the young violinist to join star-tenor Andrea Bocelli on his world tour. The following year, she took part in the ten-year anniversary of „Pavarotti and Friends” in Modena. In 2008 she released her first CD on the Deutsche Grammophon label.
In 2009 she was the official ambassador of the Haydn year. Lidia Baich also serves as a jury member at prestigious violin competitions such as the Eurovision contest or the Menuhin competition. In 2011 Lidia released her second CD/DVD on the Deutsche Grammophon label together with pianist Fletzberger, featuring their own arrangements of symphonic ballet-music “Violin in Motion”.
Lidia plays a violin made by Joseph Guarnerius del Gesú „ex Guilet" in 1732, made available to her by courtesy of the Austrian National Bank.