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Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica
Gidon Kremer: A Violinist on a Mission, or Several of Them
The New York Times
Sarah Chang, Gidon Kremer, Gil Shaham
The 25 greatest violinists of all time, as chosen by Classic FM
Classic FM
Daniil Trifonov, Gidon Kremer
Kremer and Trifonov Deliver Rewards with Challenging Program
San Francisco Classical Voice
Sir Andrew Davis, Giancarlo Guerrero, David Robertson, Robert Spano, Daniil Trifonov, Jennifer Koh, Gidon Kremer, Mason Bates, Rosanne Cash, Julianna Di Giacomo, Tamara Mumford, New York Polyphony
Gidon Kremer
A Transcendence Anchored in Bach
The New York Times
Marin Alsop, Robert Spano, Daniil Trifonov, Gidon Kremer, Brooklyn Rider , Ian Bostridge, Nicholas Phan, Morris Robinson
20 Concerts To Hear This Fall
Gidon Kremer
Istanbul Music Festival to present a top honor to violinist
Hürriyet Daily News
Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica
Gidon Kremer and his Kremerata Baltica take a spiritual plunge
Los Angeles Times
Gidon Kremer
Classical CDs Round-Up 13
The Arts Desk
Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica
Review: De Profundis –Gidon Kremer, violin and director/ Daniil Grishin, viola/ Ula Ulijona Zebriunaite, viola/ Andrei Pushkarev, vibraphone/ Reinut Tepp, cembalo/ Kremerata Baltica – Nonesuch
Audiophile Audition
Marin Alsop, Ingo Metzmacher, Yefim Bronfman, Gidon Kremer, Yuri Bashmet, Yo-Yo Ma, Colin Currie, Sérgio and Odair Assad, Silk Road Ensemble , Estonian National Symphony Orchestra , Katarina Karnéus, Ian Bostridge, Nathan Gunn
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London Philharmonic Orchestra/Krivine
Times Online
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Kremerata Baltica gives audience reason to smile
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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A standout performance
The Boston Globe
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BBCSO/Brabbins, Barbican, London
Guardian Unlimited
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Ambition pay for Gidon Kremer
The Los Angeles Times

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, Peteris 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, Burleske and ECM labels. “After Mozart” (Nonesuch, 2001) received an ECHO prize and a GRAMMY award in 2002, while their recent release on ECM of works by Mieczyslaw Weinberg was nominated for a GRAMMY in 2015.

Maestro Kremer will lead Kremerata Baltica on landmark tours of North America and Europe in 2016-17 to celebrate the orchestra’s 20th anniversary and his 70th birthday year ... read full bio