Gidon Kremer

Violin

„One has to be willing to take the chance that here or there one is the looser. But if we go our own way, it will pay off sooner or later. And I can only say. The adventure is worth it!“
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Biography

Driven by his strikingly uncompromising artistic philosophy, Gidon Kremer has established a worldwide reputation as one of his generation’s most original and compelling artists.
His repertoire encompasses standard classical scores and music by leading twentieth and twenty-first century composers. He has championed the works of Russian and Eastern European composers and performed many important new compositions, several of which have been dedicated to him. His name is closely associated with such composers as Alfred Schnittke, Arvo Pärt, Giya Kancheli, Sofia Gubaidulina, Valentin Silvestrov, Luigi Nono, Edison Denisov, Aribert Reimann, Pēteris Vasks, John Adams, Victor Kissine, Michael Nyman, Philip Glass, Leonid Desyatnikov and Astor Piazzolla, whose works he performs in ways that respect tradition while being fully alive to their freshness and originality. It is fair to say that no other soloist of comparable international stature has done more to promote the cause of contemporary composers and new music for violin.

Gidon Kremer has recorded over 200 albums, many of which have received prestigious international awards in recognition of their exceptional interpretative insights. His long list of honours and awards include the Ernst von Siemens Musikpreis, the Bundesverdienstkreuz, Moscow’s Triumph Prize, the Unesco Prize and the Una Vita Nella Musica – Artur Rubinstein Prize. In 2016 Gidon Kremer has received a Praemium Imperiale prize that is widely considered to be the Nobel Prize of music.

In 1997 Gidon Kremer founded the chamber orchestra Kremerata Baltica to foster outstanding young musicians from the Baltic States. The ensemble tours extensively and has recorded almost 30 albums for the Nonesuch, Deutsche Grammophon, ECM labels. In 2016/17 Kremerata Baltica was on landmark tours through Middle East, North America, Europe, and Asia to celebrate the orchestra’s 20th anniversary.

His commitment to the “discovery” of the composer Mieczyslaw Weinberg, for which Kremer has rendered particularly outstanding services in recent years, should also be emphasized. Lately, Deutsche Grammophon, Accentus Music and ECM released highly acclaimed albums recorded by and with Gidon Kremer with orchestral and chamber music works by Weinberg.

2022 / 2023
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Programme

Trio
with Giedre Dirvanauskaite (Cello) & Georgijs Osokins (Piano)

Schumann: Klaviertrio Nr. 3 g-Moll op. 110

Schumann: Sonate für Violine und Klavier Nr. 3 a-Moll WoO 2

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Weinberg: Notturno (aus den Drei Frühen Stücken)

Rachmaninoff: „Trio élégiaque“ Nr. 2 d-Moll op. 9

Waltzes, Polkas, Tangos

Lanner: “Die Werber” Waltz for two Violins, Viola & Double Bass

Piazzolla: “Tango Etude” for Violin solo

Schnittke/ Dreznin: “Polka” for Violin and String Quintet

Jh. Strauss (Sohn)/Weinmann: “Eisele-Beisele”, Op.117 for String Quintet

Lanner/ Weinmann: “Marien Walzer”, Op.143 for 3 Violins & Double Bass

Piazzolla: “Milonga sin Palabras” for String Trio

Shostakovich/ Pushkarev: “Waltz-joke” for Violin and String Quintet

Desyatnikov: “Whenever I would die, I will die with a delay” for String Quintet

Lanner/ Pushkarev: “Die Romantiker”, Op.167 for Violin and String Quintet

Schedule

16.12.2022
19:00 Uhr
PL / Wrocław - National Forum of Music
Gidon Kremer, NFM Symphony Orchestra Wroclaw, Giancarlo Guerrero
27.01.2023
21:00 Uhr
IT / Palermo -
Gidon Kremer, Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, Gianna Fratta
28.01.2023
17:30 Uhr
IT / Palermo -
Gidon Kremer, Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, Gianna Fratta
12.02.2023
CH / Laufen -
Gidon Kremer, Madara Petersone

Discography

Weinberg
Mieczyslaw Weinberg
Chamber Symphony No. 3, Op. 151
Chamber Symphony No. 2, Op. 147
Chamber Symphony No. 1, Op. 145
Piano Quintet, Op. 18
Chamber Symphony No. 4, Op. 153

Kremerata Baltica

Complete Concerto Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon
Violin Concertos by
Bach · Bartók · Berg · Beethoven
Bernstein · Brahms · Czishyk · Glass
Gubaidulina · Kancheli · Liszt
Lourie · Mendelssohn · Milhaud
Mozart · Paganini · Schubert
Schnittke · Shostakovich
Tchaikovsky · Vivaldi

New Seasons
Philip Glass
Violin Concerto No. 2 - The American Four Seasons

Arvo Pärt
Estonian Lullaby

Gija Kancheli
Ex Contrario

Shigeru Umebayashi
Yumeji's Theme from "In the Mood for Love"

Kremerata Baltica

DGG, 2015

Contact

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