This season, we honour one of the greatest violinists of our time with an homage: Gidon Kremer (*1947 in Riga). With his uncompromising artistic opinion he is considered one of the most profound and original performers of his generation. His repertoire ranges from classical music to the 20th and 21st century. Kremer's name is closely linked to contemporary composers like Alfred Schnittke, Sofia Gubaidulina, or Victor Kissine, whose works will as well be heard during the homage. Since mentoring young musicians has been one of his most important causes, we'll welcome some of his mentees such as conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and pianist Lucas Debargue to the Gendarmenmarkt. Naturally, his Kremerata Baltica, the chamber orchestra for young talent he founded in 1997, will also travel to Berlin – along with long-time world-renowned musical friends such as Martha Argerich, David Zinman and Christoph Eschenbach.
Friends and musical companions commemorate Gidon Kremer with a publication which will be on sale during and after the homage in the Konzerthaus.
Wir haben mit Gidon Kremer über Mieczysław Weinberg, Franz Schubert und seine Kremerata Baltica gesprochen.