All Gidon Kremer articles

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    Kremer: Weinberg


    Solo cello music appropriated for the violin – in dazzling, charismatic style

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    Applications open for triennial Sendai International competition


    Gidon Kremer named as returning jury member in seventh edition of Japanese event taking place in June 2019

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    Austrian town names street after violinist Gidon Kremer


    ‘Gidon Kremer Allee’ in Lockenhaus has been so titled to honour the Latvian musician, who founded the Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival in 1981

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    Violinist Gidon Kremer receives Pour le Mérite award


    The order was first created in 1740 by King Frederick II of Prussia and later adopted by Germany as a vehicle for celebrating achievements in science and art

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    Words of wisdom by violinist Gidon Kremer


    As the great artist celebrates his 70th birthday, we share his views on contemporary music, tone, music and politics, and interpretation, as published in The Strad's October 2010 issue

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    Gidon Kremer performs Bernstein's Serenade conducted by the composer


    In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the premiere of Leonard Bernstein's Serenade after Plato's 'Symposium' this month, here is violinist Gidon Kremer performing the fourth movement 'Agathon' with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Bernstein. Read a feature on the work in the Strad's November ...

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    Gidon Kremer performs Kreisler's Liebesleid


    To mark the official centenary of the beginning of the First World War today, here's violinist Gidon Kremer performing Kreisler's Liebesleid with pianist Martha Argerich. Kreisler fought and was wounded in the first year of the Great War, and subsequently performed concerts throughout America, despite prejudice against ...

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    Gidon Kremer performs Beethoven's Kreutzer Sonata


    Gidon Kremer performs the third movement Presto from Beethoven's Violin Sonata no.9, 'Kreutzer' with pianist Martha Argerich. Subscribe to The Strad or download our digital edition as part of a 30-day free trial. To purchase back issues click here .

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    Gidon Kremer

    Born in Riga, Latvia, Gidon Kremer began studying at the age of four with his father and grandfather, who were themselves distinguished string players. At the age of seven, he entered Riga Music School before moving to the Moscow Conservatory at the age of 16 to study ...

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    Beethoven's 'Kreutzer' Sonata on film: Gidon Kremer


    The Latvian violinist performs with Argentinian pianist Martha Argerich. Listen to how other great violinists tackled Beethoven's great masterwork: Joshua Bell Dylana Jenson Gidon Kremer Nathan Milstein Anne-Sophie Mutter Pinchas Zukerman Subscribe ...

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    Bach's Chaconne on film: Gidon Kremer


    The Latvian violinist explores the instrument's full range of colour in this masterwork.

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    Gidon Kremer plans concert to promote human rights in Russia


    Latvian violinist Gidon Kremer has announced plans to hold a special concert in Berlin to promote awareness of the human-rights situation in Russia. Along with his own chamber orchestra Kremerata Baltica, Kremer has stated that cellist Nicolas Altstaedt will perform at the concert, as well as pianists ...

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    Violinist Gidon Kremer blasts Russian leadership


    Violinist Gidon Kremer has issued a spirited attack via CNN against Russian authorities over the treatment of Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev. Khodorkovsky, once Russia's richest man, and Lebedev, his close associate, have been in prison since 2003 on charges of fraud and tax evasion respectively. They were recently convicted ...