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CentreNote signs a cooperation agreement with Kremerata Baltica for the UK and Ireland

CentreNote is happy to announce the cooperation with the Kremerata Baltica chamber orchestra for the United Kingdom and Ireland.

CentreNote will present the orchestra’s concerts with original programmes in the near future, which bear the mark of the orchestra’s artistic director – the acclaimed violinist Gidon Kremer. Maestro Kremer will also join Kremerata Baltica on tour as a soloist.

About the orchestra:

In 1997, Austria’s legendary Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival was witness to a small revolution when, besides many distinguished musicians, the violinist Gidon Kremer who was in charge of this festival as an artistic director for 30 years (1981-2011) presented a brand new orchestra: Kremerata Baltica, comprising outstanding young players from the Baltic states – Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, selected by Gidon Kremer through a rigorous auditioning process. From their very first concert, Kremerata Baltica conquered the discerning audiences with their exuberance, energy and joy in playing.

The talented group of musicians soon developed into one of the best international chamber orchestras in the world and has cemented its international reputation in major concert venues, globally. During the last 18 years Kremerata Baltica has played in more than many countries, performing in more than 600 cities and giving more than a 1500 concerts around the world: Asia, Australia, North and Latin America, as well as all over the Europe. The orchestra has released more than 25 CDs, won Grammy Award and the ECHO prize in 2002, and received the Praemium Imperiale Grant for Young Artists in 2009.

Kremerata Baltica holds its own Festival in Sigulda and Cesis (Latvia) – the 12th this year. The orchestra has played numerous times in the UK as well including the repeated performances at the BBC Proms.

Among the celebrated soloists with whom Kremerata Baltica has performed with are soprano Jessye Norman, pianists Martha Argerich, Evgeny Kissin, Mikhail Pletnev, Daniil Trifonov, violinists Thomas Zehetmair, Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Vadim Repin, cellists Mischa Maisky, Mario Brunello and Yo Yo Ma. Conductors have included Sir Simon Rattle, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Christoph Eschenbach, Kent Nagano, Heinz Holliger, Vladimir Ashkenazy and Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla. Each of these musicians has contributed to shaping the chamber orchestra.

Some of the most memorable recent performances include the orchestra’s participation in the concert for Human Rights in Russia “To Russia With Love” held in October, 2013 at the Berlin Philharmonie together with the world-renowned soloists: Martha Argerich, Daniel Barenboim, Khatia Buniatishvili, Emmanuel Pahud, Sergei Nakariakov.

Essential to Kremerata Baltica’s artistic personality is its creative approach to programming, which often looks beyond the mainstream and has given rise to numerous world premiers of works by composers such as Arvo Pärt, Giya Kancheli, Pēteris Vasks, Leonid Desyatnikov, Victor Kissine, Sofia Gubaidulina, Dobrinka Tabakova, Raminta Serksnyte, Alexander Vustin and Alexander Raskatov. The orchestra’s wide-ranging and carefully chosen repertoire is also showcased in its numerous and much-praised CD recordings.

Kremerata Baltica cooperated in joint productions with a number of world- renowned artists such as Slava Polunin (creating together the “Snow Symphony”), the painter Maxim Kantor (working together on the visual project “Russia-faces and masks” on the basis of M.Mussorgsky’s “Pictures from an exhibition”). Kremerata Baltica was recently also seen and heard with many other actors and dancers-be it classical ballet or Flamenco.

 

Please visit http://www.kremerata-baltica.com

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