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!“
Go to Biography
Contact Eleonore Wrobel

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 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
This biography is to be reproduced without any changes, omissions or additions, unless expressly authorized by artist management.
Contact: Eleonore Wrobel

Images

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

***

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

05.06.2022
19:00 Uhr
JP / Tokyo - Suntory Hall -
Gidon Kremer, Giedre Dirvanauskaite, Martha Argerich
06.06.2022
19:00 Uhr
JP / Tokyo - Suntory Hall -
Gidon Kremer, Giedre Dirvanauskaite, Martha Argerich
10.06.2022
19:00 Uhr
JP / Tokyo - Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall - Takemitsu Memorial
Gidon Kremer, Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, Giedre Dirvanauskaite, Ken Takaseki
09.07.2022
20:00 Uhr
IT / Ravello - Belvedere di Villa Rufolo -
Gidon Kremer, Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Christoph Eschenbach
13.07.2022
19:30 Uhr
AT / Lockenhaus - Pfarr- und Wallfahrtskirche zum Heiligen Nicolaus -
Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica
14.07.2022
21:00 Uhr
AT / Lockenhaus - Pfarr- und Wallfahrtskirche zum Heiligen Nicolaus -
Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica
18.07.2022
PT / Povoa de Varzim - -
Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica
26.08.2022
19:00 Uhr
SE / Stockholm - Berwaldhallen -
Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica
02.09.2022
KR / Seoul - Seoul Arts Center -
Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica
03.09.2022
KR / Cheonan - Cheonan Arts Center -
Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica
16.09.2022
DE / Forst in der Lausitz - St. Nikolai Kirche -
Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica, Lucas Debargue
18.09.2022
19:30 Uhr
AT / Klagenfurt - Konzerthaus - Großer Saal
Gidon Kremer, Georgijs Osokins, Giedre Dirvanauskaitė, Kremerata Baltica
20.09.2022
BE / Ghent - -
Gidon Kremer, Georgijs Osokins, Giedre Dirvanauskaitė, Kremerata Baltica
27.09.2022
DE / Kronberg - Casals Forum -
Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica
28.09.2022
DE / Kronberg - Casals Forum -
Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica

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

Eleonore Wrobel
t: +49 (0)30 414 781 725
f: +49 (0)30 414 781 713