Gidon Kremer


„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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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 120 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. In 2019 and 2021, Deutsche Grammophon and Accentus Music released albums recorded by and with Gidon Kremer with orchestral and chamber music works by Weinberg.

2021 / 2022
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2021 / 2022
with Mischa Maisky (Cello) & Martha Argerich (Piano)
January 2022

Works by Schumann and Shostakovich

with Giedre Dirvanauskaite (Cello) & Georgijs Osokins (Piano)
Spring 2022

Schumann: Violin Sonata No. 3 (opus posthum)

Schumann: Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 110


Rachmaninoff: Trio élégiaque No. 2, Op. 9

Bach / Pärt
with Kremerata Baltica & Gidon Kremer, Tatiana Grindenko (Violin)
Summer 2021

“The Art of Instrumentation” – Hommage à Glenn Gould

Pärt: Fratres for Violin, Strings and Percussion

Pärt: Tabula rasa – Double concerto for two Violins, Strings and prepared Piano

Hommage à Astor Piazzolla (1921–2021)
with Kremerata Baltica & Gidon Kremer, Per Arne Glorvigen (Bandoneon)
November 2021

Music by Astor Piazzolla, texts by Jorge Luis Borges

At first there was... noise
with Kremerata Baltica & Robert Wicke (Circus Roncalli)
May 2022

Circus fan Gidon Kremer presents a chamber music show together with the Kremerata Baltica and clown Robert Wicke (Circus Roncalli). A programme with classical works right up to Astor Piazzolla and the film music of Mieczysław Weinberg.


15:00 Uhr
CA / Toronto, ON
Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica
14:00 Uhr
CA / Ottawa, ON
Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica
17:30 Uhr
CA / Montreal, QC
Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica
20:00 Uhr
CZ / Prag
Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica, Per Arne Glorvigen, Georgijs Osokins
20:30 Uhr
FR / Paris
Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica, Per Arne Glorvigen, Georgijs Osokins


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


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