Violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja’s repertoire ranges from baroque and classical (often played on gut strings) to a number of new commissions or re-interpretations of modern masterworks. The winner of numerous prizes over the course of her career to date, Patricia Kopatchinskaja was announced as the recipient of the 2012 Praetorius Musikpreis Niedersachsen Award in the category of innovation. Patricia Kopatchinskaja plays a violin made by Giovanni Francesco Pressenda in 1834. She is a goodwill ambassador for the charity Terre des Hommes, through which she supports projects for children in Moldova

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