A musician of eclectic artistry, Latvian violinist Roberts Balanas enjoys a wide range of musical interests and aims to tear down the boundaries between different genres of music. His solo violin arrangements of pop, rock and funk songs have amassed millions of views across the web.
Having made his solo debut at London’s Royal Festival Hall and Wigmore Hall at the age of 16, he has performed extensively across the UK, Europe and Asia ever since.
Recent and forthcoming highlights include Kurt Weill’s violin concerto with the Royal Academy Symphony, appearances on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM, and the production of an all-Bach CD with Trevor Pinnock and Royal Academy Soloists for Linn Records.
An avid chamber musician, he has participated in numerous international music festivals including Stavanger Chamber Music Festival, Aurora Music Festival, ProQuartet Festival amongst others. His musical collaborations include eminent artists such as Trevor Pinnock, Semyon Bychkov, Sir Mark Elder and Edward Gardner.
Balanas is grateful to GVIDO, Yamaha Music, The Countess of Munster Musical Trust, Tillett Trust, Albert Cooper Musical Trust for their generous support. He currently performs on a Joannes Francesco Pressenda violin from the Royal Academy of Music collection.