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Kremerata Baltica Returns

Kremerata Baltica Returns

2020 December 16, Wednesday, 19.00
Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall, Vilnius

Concert moved to 2021. Vilnius Festival. The exact date will be announced later. Tickets remain valid.

(artistic director Gidon Kremer)
Soloists: GIDON KREMER (violin, Latvia), ALEXANDRE KANTOROW (piano, France)
Kremerata Baltica Returns

FERENC LISZT – Malédiction (Curse) for piano and string orchestra, S. 121 / R. 452
MIŁOSZ MAGIN Stabat Mater for strings and timpani; Concerto Rustico for violin, strings and timpani
GIYA KANCHELI Valse Boston for violin, piano and strings
FERENC LISZT – Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 1 in E flat major, S. 124 (piano and string version by Gilles Colliard)


The world-famous Kremerata Baltica orchestra returns to the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall. Founded by Gidon Kremer in 1997, the Kremerata Baltica chamber orchestra is considered to be, perhaps, the most prominent international orchestra in Europe, also known as the Ambassador of Baltic Culture. Kremer specially selects young, enthusiastic musicians from the Baltic States, resistant to routine, which often affects many professional orchestras. In Kremerata, everyone’s artistic personality and creative approach to music are important. The 23-year-old collective has performed in more than fifty countries, 600 cities, and has given more than 1,000 concerts around the world.

Riga-born violinist Kremer, a performer of unsurpassed mastery and a personality of original creativity, is especially valued for his uniqueness, daily quest for new expression and interpretation possibilities. During the long years of his concert career, Kremer has performed in almost all main halls with the most famous European and American orchestras, conducted by L. Bernstein, H. von Karajan, Ch. Eschenbach, N. Harnoncourt, L. Maazel, R. Muti, Z. Mehta, J. Levin, V. Gergiev, C. Abbado, Sir N. Marriner, and others. The extremely long and varied list of works the violinist has mastered includes all the standards of the classical and romantic repertoire, 20th century masterpieces and the latest compositions. Kremer is the first performer of many works (often dedicated to him) by contemporary Russian and Eastern European composers.

Tonight the orchestra shares the stage with French pianist Alexandre Kantorow, born in the year of the formation of Kremerata Baltica. The young performer has been dubbed the “Liszt reincarnated” (Fanfare), a “fire-breathing virtuoso with a poetic charm” (Gramophone). In 2019, the critics called him the Discovery of the Year. Kantorow’s greatest achievement is his victory at last year’s International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow: he won the first prize, gold medal and Grand Prix, becoming the first French pianist to win this competition. Kantorow has appeared in concert halls such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Paris Philharmonic, the Bozar in Brussels and many prestigious festivals.

Ticket prices
10, 15, 20, 25 Eur

Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society

Address: Aušros vartų st. 5, LT-01304 Vilnius, Lietuva
Contact: tel. +370 5 266 52 10, fax. +370 5 266 52 66

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