Violinist Gidon Kremer to perform in Baku
The recital, devoted to the 70th anniversary of outstanding Latvian violinist and musical figure Gidon Kremer, will be held at the Azerbaijan State Philharmonic on December 14.
Gidon Kremer has established a worldwide reputation as one of his generation`s most influential and compelling artists. His repertoire encompasses standard classical scores and music by leading twentieth and twenty-first century composers, several of which have been dedicated to him.
Gidon Kremer has recorded over 120 albums, many of which have received prestigious international awards. His long list of honors and awards include the Ernst von Siemens Musikpreis, Moscow`s Triumph Prize, the Unesco Prize and the Una Vita Nella Musica – Artur Rubinstein Prize, and in 2016 received 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 Mieczysław Weinberg was nominated for a GRAMMY in 2015.
2017 is the 70th birthday year of maestro and 20th anniversary of Kremerata Baltica orchestra, which was founded by him. The artists celebrated their double anniversary by successful tours to the cities of Canada, US, Europe, Asia. The concert in Baku is also a part of this world landmark tour, AzerTAc reported.