Gidon Kremer
Gidon Kremer

Gidon Kremer

About Gidon Kremer

Gidon Kremer's technical brilliance, inward but passionate playing, and commitment to both new works and new interpretations of old works have made him one of the most respected violinists in the world today. He is widely known as the director of his own ensemble, Kremerata Baltica, which has explored a wide range of new music. His recordings with the Kremerata Baltica ensemble have won numerous international awards, including a Grammy in 2002. In the early 2010s, Kremer withdrew from several high-profile appearances, citing weariness with the machinery of musical celebrity. His recording career, however, has possibly become even more prolific, encompassing chamber music, recordings of mainstream repertory, and continued exploration of contemporary music from the Slavic countries, his native Baltic region, and the Russian sphere. In 2022, Kremer issued a recording of Weinberg's difficult Sonatas for violin solo. By that time, his catalog contained nearly 200 recordings.

  • HOMETOWN
    Riga, Latvia
  • BORN
    February 27, 1947

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