Gidon Kremer

Gidon Kremer

with members of Kremerata Baltica
November 05, 2021

This event occurred as part of the 21/22 Hop Presents season. This is an archived view.

This event has been canceled.

21/22 Hop Presents

The violin virtuoso takes to the stage alongside four of his chamber orchestra's soloists to shine new light on iconic works.

Specially curated for the Hop, this program features pieces from tango's modern master Astor Piazzolla, whose 100th anniversary is this year, as well as a selection of waltzes, polkas and intimate duos. Kremer, one of the most compelling violinists and conductors in the world, is known for making each work his own and teasing out new interpretations for every piece. Founded in 1997, Kremerata Baltica was conceived as a musical democracy: open-minded, self-critical, a continuation of Kremer's spirit.

Kremerata Baltica: J. S. Bach "Chaconne" (arr. by Gidon Kremer) - Excerpt from Mezzo TV recording

Generously supported by the Frank L. Harrington 1924 Fund No. 3, Anonymous Fund No. 136, the Robert S. Weil 1940 Fund and Bob Wetzel '76 and Brenda Mainer

Photo: Angie Kremer Photography

Gidon Kremer
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. His name is closely associated with such composers as Alfred Schnittke, Arvo Pärt, Giya Kancheli, Sofia Gubaidulina, Pēteris Vasks, John Adams, Philip Glass, Mieczyslaw Weinberg 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 German Order of Merit, Moscow's Triumph Prize, the Unesco Prize and the Una Vita Nella Musica – Artur Rubinstein Prize. In 2016 Gidon Kremer received a Praemium Imperiale, widely considered to be the Nobel Prize of music. Learn more about Gidon Kremer >

Kremerata Baltica
Founded in 1997, Kremerata Baltica was conceived as Gidon Kremer's 50th birthday present to himself. The new orchestra, which immediately embodied its founder's tireless energy and visionary artistry, arose from the Latvian artist's determination to share the fruits of his rich experience as a soloist and chamber musician with young colleagues from the Baltic States and to enhance the region's cultural life. Kremerata Baltica–comprising twenty-three outstanding young musicians from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia–continues to captivate its audience with playing of unrestrained joy and exuberance and with the variety and vitality of its programming. Kremerata Baltica has played thousands of concerts in over 50 countries. Among its many artistic partners have been Martha Argerich, Evgeny Kissin, Daniil Trifonov, Mischa Maisky,  Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, and Sir Simon Rattle. Learn more about Kremerata Baltica >

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