Kremerata Baltica (Gidon Kremer)

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Founded in 1997, in several years Kremerata Baltica developed into one of the best international chamber orchestras and assured its international reputation in major concert venues around the world.

Kremerata Baltica arose from Gidon Kremer’s determination to share his rich experience with young colleagues from the Baltic States. The ensemble’s preparation process, which holds no room for artistic compromise, is ruled by a commitment to excellence and creative daring. In addition to exploring works from the repertoire mainstream, Kremerata Baltica has also delivered world premieres of compositions by, among others, Lera Auerbach, Leonid Desyatnikov, Giya Kancheli, Arvo Pärt, Georgs Pēlecis, Alexander Raskatov, Valentin Silvestrov, Victor Kissine, Sofia Gubaidulina and Pēteris Vasks.

Among the celebrated soloists with whom Kremerata Baltica has performed are soprano Jessye Norman, pianists Martha Argerich, Evgeny Kissin, Michail Pletnev, Oleg Maisenberg, Daniil Trifonov, violinists Thomas Zehetmair, Patricia Kopachinskaya, Vadim Repin, Didier Lockwood, cellists Mischa Maisky, Mario Brunello, Yo Yo Ma, Boris Pergamenschikov, Nico-las Altstaedt. Conductors have included Sir Simon Rattle, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Christoph Eschenbach, Kent Nagano, Heinz Holliger, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla. Each of these musicians has contributed to shaping the unique spirit of Kremerata Baltica.

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The ensemble has broadened its work in recent years by including To Russia with Love, a concert staged at Berliner Philharmonie in 2013, to promote the cause of human rights in Russia. Its latest creative project, Pictures from the East, a collaborative venture with Syrian artist Nizar Ali Badr, highlights the desperate plight of refugees from conflict regions of the Middle East.

Since 2003, Kremerata Baltica holds its own festival in Latvia.

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Among the world’s leading violinists, Gidon Kremer has perhaps pursued one of the most unconventional careers.

 

Concerts 2019:
08th of June 2019 Holland Festival (Muziekgebouw Amsterdam) – Chronicle of Current Events:
New multi-media project based on the music of Mieczysław Weinberg
(Gidon Kremer, violin / Maija Kovalevska, soprano / Georgijs Osokins, piano / Andrey Pushkarev, percussion / Artem Firsanov, video director / Aleksey Venzos,  cameraman / Valeriy Pecheykin,
script writer / Vilius Keras, VJ)
25th of October 2019 Aschauer Kammermusiktage (Festhalle Hohenaschau) – Arvo Pärt: Fratres | Mieczyslav Weinberg: Symphony No. 10 | Georgs Pelēcis: Flowering Jasmin | Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (Gidon Kremer, violin)
20th of October 2019 Konzerthaus BerlinBach & BalticsJohann Sebastian Bach: Pièce d’Orgue in G major BWV 572, Chaconne from the Partita for Solo Violin in D minor BWV 1004 for String Orchestra, edited by Gidon Kremer based on the piano work by Ferruccio Busoni | Peteris Vasks: ›Hymnus‹ for Solo Organ (DEA) | Marģeris Zariņš: Concerto innocente for Organ and Chamber Orchestra, 1. Movement (Allegro gaio) | Ēriks Ešenvalds: Okeāna balss (Voice of the Ocean), Concerto for Organ and String Orchestra (Iveta Apkalna, organ)
22nd of October 2019 Elbphilharmonie Hamburg – Spotlight on Mieczysław Weinberg: Mieczysław Weinberg: Concertino op. 42 for Violin and String Orchestra, Symphony No. 2 op. 30 | Dmitri Schostakowitsch: Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and String Orchestra in С minor op. 35 | Leonid Desjatnikow: Music to the movie Target (Sergei Nakariakov, trumpet / Georgijs Osokins, piano / Gidon Kremer, violin and musical direction)
24th of October 2019 Konzerthaus BerlinKremerata Baltica, Mirga Gražinytė-TylaFranz Schubert: Polonaise for Violin and Small Orchestra in B flat major D 580 | Mieczysław Weinberg: Symphony No. 2 op. 30 | Dmitri Shostakovich: Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and String Orchestra No. 1 in C minor op. 35 | Leonid Desyatnikov: Music to the movie Target for violin, trumpet, piano and strinos 
(Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, conductor / Gidon Kremer, violin /Lucas Debargue, piano / Sergei Nakariakov, trumpet)
25th of October 2019 Konzerthaus BerlinKonzerthausorchester Berlin, Christoph EschenbachVictor Kissine: Comissioned Work for  Symphonic- and String Orchestras (UA) | Mieczysław Weinberg: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in G minor op. 67 | Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D minor op. 47 (Konzerthausorchester Berlin / Christoph Eschenbach, conductor / Gidon Kremer, violin)
26th of October 2019 Konzerthaus BerlinKonzerthausorchester Berlin, Christoph Eschenbach: Victor Kissine: Comissioned Work for  Symphonic- and String Orchestras (UA) | Mieczysław Weinberg: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in G minor op. 67 | Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D minor op. 47 (Konzerthausorchester Berlin / Christoph Eschenbach, conductor / Gidon Kremer, violin)
26th of October 2019 Konzerthaus BerlinLate Night Konzert: Chronicle of Current Events I (Gidon Kremer, violin and direction / N.N. singing)
27th of October 2019 Konzerthaus BerlinKonzerthausorchester Berlin, Christoph Eschenbach: Victor Kissine: Comissioned Work for  Symphonic- and String Orchestras (UA) | Mieczysław Weinberg: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in G minor op. 67 | Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D minor op. 47 (Konzerthausorchester Berlin / Christoph Eschenbach, conductor / Gidon Kremer, violin)
27th of October 2019 Konzerthaus BerlinLate Night Konzert: Chronicle of Current Events II, works by Mieczysław Weinberg (Gidon Kremer, Violine und Leitung / N.N. Gesang)
29th of October 2019 Elbphilharmonie Hamburg – Spotlight on Mieczysław Weinberg : Mieczysław Weinberg: Symphony No. 10 op. 98, The Chronicle of Current Events 
(Gidon Kremer, violin and musical direction)

 

 

Projects 2019/2020

 

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