2014/03/24

Tour with Gidon Kremer and Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla

During the first half of May Kremerata Baltica will give several concerts around the Europe, where we will be accompanied by Gidon Kremer (violin) and the lately well-acknowledged Lithuanian conductor Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla. We are more than happy to welcome you to any of the following concerts to enjoy a wonderful program together with us.

Program:
A.Maskats “Midnight in Riga" for violin/cello/vibraphone and orchestra
L.Bernstein Serenade
Bizet-Shchedrin Carmen Suite


About Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla
Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla was born in Vilnius (Lithuania). After graduating choral and orchestral conducting from the University of Music and Fine Arts in Graz (Austria), she continued her studies at Music Conservatory in Bologna (Italy) and at Music Conservatory Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy in Leipzig.
In 2007 she was the recipient of the First Prize of the International Competition for Young Choral Conductors in Budapest (Hungary). In 2008 she won the third prize at the International Conducting Competition in Stavanger (Norway), which was followed by yet another prestigious prize in April 2012, when the young talent won the prestigious Nestle and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award.

Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla

During her career she has performed together with such well-acknowledged orchestras as Danish Radio Orchestra, the MDR Orchestra Leipzig, the Philharmonie Südwestfalen, the Kaunas Symphony Orchestra, and Camerata Salzburg.
As from the beginning of 2013/2014 season she is the First Kapellmeister of the Opera house in Bern (Switzerland). During the season she will have her debut with the Wiener Kammerorchester in Vienna (Austria). And now she will perform also together with  Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica.


Concert plan: 

May 10, 20:00 at Kieler Schloss, Kiel, Germany
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May 11, 18:00 at Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Baden Baden, Germany
Tickets:
http://www.viennaticketoffice.com/festspiehaus-baden-baden-gidon-kremer-tickets-168284-en.htm

May 12, 20:00 at Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Oberschwaben, Weingerten, Germany
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May 13, 20:00 at Audimax, Regensburg, Germany
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May 15, 20:00 at Herkulessall, Munich, Germnay
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May 16, 20:00 at Rudolfinum - Dvořák Hall, Prague, Czech Republic
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May 18, 11:00 at Brucknerhaus, Linz, Austria
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2014/03/07

Kremerata Baltica starts the Baltic tour

Kremerata Baltica starts the Baltic tour!
On March 7, 19:00, Kremerata Baltica together with pianist Andrei Korobeinikov starts the Baltics tour with an opening concert at Culture Castle “Ziemeļblāzma”, Riga.
Overall during the period March 7-March 12 we will give 5 concerts in 5 different cities around the Baltics. See you there!
Riga-Madona-Rezekne-Kaunas-Vilnius

March 7, Riga, 19:00, Culture castle “Ziemeļblāzma” (Latvia)
March 8, Madona, 16:00, Madona House of Culture (Latvia)
March 9, Rezekne, 17:00, Concert hall GORS (Latvia)
March 11, Kaunas, 18:00, VDU didžioji salė (Lithuania)

March 12, Vilnius, 19:00, Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall (Lithuania)

2014/02/26

Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica present album with works by Mieczysław Weinberg


"I am very pleased that the world is slowly recognizing Mieczysław Weinberg as an important composer. His great colleague, friend and patron Dmitri Shostakovich would have been enormously happy about this. I hope many performers will be drawn to investigate his musical legacy. For me personally, the treasure trove of his compositions remains a constant source of enthusiasm and inspiration."
/Gidon Kremer/

The new album by Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica has been released!
It is a compilation of evidence in favor to Shostakovich’s statement that Weinberg was one of the greatest and most talented composers of the time.
With this album we try to once again show the world the beauty of Weinberg’s music. Even though the creation of the composer is very rich, including 7 operas, 22 symphonies, 10 concertos, 17 string quartets as well as many chamber music and vocal music works, the 2-CD Set released under ECM records includes some of the most expressive and musically beautiful pieces.
CD includes booklet with extensive essay by Wolfgang Sandner about Mieczysław Weinberg’s music and it’s role and place in history.


Gidon KremerKremerata BalticaMieczysław Weinberg

Gidon Kremer (violin and concertmaster)

Kremerata Baltica
Daniil Trifonov (piano)

Daniil Grishin (viola)
Giedrė Dirvanauskaitė (violoncello)
Danielis Rubinas (double bass)

CD 1

Sonata No. 3 op. 126 (1979)
Trio op. 48 (1950)
Sonatina op. 46 (1949)

CD 2Concertino op. 42 (1948)

Symphony No. 10 op. 98 (1968)

Recorded: November 2012 and July 2013

ECM New Series 2368-69




Read more and order the CD here:
http://ecmrecords.com/Catalogue/New_Series/2300/2368-69.php?cat=&we_start=0

Some reviews available here:
http://classicalmodernmusic.blogspot.com/2014/01/mieczyslaw-weinberg-kremerata-baltica.html
http://www.arta.cz/index.php?p=shop_item&id=ECM2368_69




2014/01/28

Concerts of The Great Ember days

On March 1 at 20:00 o’clock in D.D.Shostakovich St.Petersburg Philharmonic violinist Gidion Kremer, cellist Pablo Ferrandez (Spain) and chamber orchestra Kremerata Baltica will give a concert, as a part of the Sixth Orthodox Music festival, which is organized by International Orthodox Music academy. In festival Kremerata will give concert from the cycle “Concerts of The Great Ember days”.

The festival is being organized with the blessing of Kiril, the Patriarch of Orthodox church of Moscow and Russia. It has been supported by Russian Ministry of Culture and the administration of the Russian Federation President.

Program:
J.Tavener "The Protecting Veil"
Solo: Pablo Ferrandez (cello)

A.Pert “Adam’s Lament”

A.Pert “Tabula Rasa”
Solo:
Tatiana Grindenko (violin)
Gidon Kremer (violin)
Reinut Tepp (harpsichord)




2014/01/27

Born in Riga

On March 7th in the Culture Castle "Ziemeļblāzma" Gidon Kremer (violin), Andrei Korobeinikov (piano) and Kremerata Baltica will give a concert as a part of Riga 2014 cycle "Born in Riga". Program includes some classics by Mozart and Chopin, as well as Quintet op.18 by Weinberg, version for orchestra of which, arranged by A.Pushkarev, will be played for the first time. You should definitely be there! Concert begins at 19:00.


Program:
V.A. Mozart: Concert in A KV219
Solo Gidon Kremer (violin)
Kremerata Baltica

F.Chopin: Piano concert No.2
Solo Andrei Korobeinikov (piano)
Kremerata Baltica

M.Weinberg/A.Pushkarev: Quintet op.18
For orchestra/ first performance
Kremerata Baltica
Andrei Korobeinikov (piano)




2014/01/09

JVLMA and Swedbank Latvia Award of the Year 2013 goes to Kremerata Baltica musician Oskars Bokanovs



Foto from JVLMA archive,
photograph by Santa Savisko - Jēkabsone
JVLMA and Swedbank Latvia Award of the Year 2013 goes to Kremerata Baltica musician Oskars Bokanovs!

We congratulate Oskars and are very proud that he is one of the members of chamber orchestra Kremerata Baltica!

More about Oskars:
Currently studying in the 7th semester of JVLMA Contrabass class (Bachelor). He is the winner of JVLMA and Swedbank Award of the Year 2013.
The first big success of Oskars Bokanovs was in 2013, when he earned a high place in the highest class of prestigious Leos Janacek International Double Bass Competition in Brno.
Since 2013 Oskars is working in the chamber orchestra Kremerata Baltica.
During 2012/2013 he has studied in Leos Janacek Music Academy with the famous professor Miloslav Jelinek.
During his studies he has been playing in the JVLMA symphony orchestra. 

When asked about his feelings considering the award, Oskars said:
„At the very moment when I get to know the fact, I was incredibly surprised. Of course, the emotions of that moment cannot be expressed in one word, they were like an explosion. I experienced and unbelievable joy as well as confusion. However, with time it all turned back to normal and now I am incredibly happy about what I have achieved!" 

Congratulations once more! And we wish him the best of success also in the future! 

2013/12/23

USA tour with Gidon Kremer and Alexei Mochalov

Kremerata Baltica visits USA. 
During the period Jan 30 – Feb 8 together with Gidon Kremer (violin) and Alexei Mochalov (bass) we will give 6 concerts in various US cities. Which one is the best for you, you may decide yourself. But one is for sure – you should not miss this chance!
During these 8 days you will have the chance to meet us in New York, San Francisco, Houston, Ann Arbor, Chicago (IL), St. Paul (MN). See you there!

Alexei Mochalov
Alexei Mochalov is a spectacular Russian bass. He graduated the vocal department of Moscow State Conservatory (Prof. G.Titz).
Currently he is a principal soloist at the Moscow State Chamber Musical Theatre.
Mochalov has sung practically all leading parts of many performances: Don Giovanni, Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro), Zarastro (Magic flute), Seneka (Monteverdi Lincoronazione di Poppea) and many more.

Alexei Mochalov has performed in the largest cities of Europe, South-East Asia, Latin America. He has been praised in newspapers of Germany, Japan, Argentina, Brazil, Great Britain, France, Spain, Holland.
And now, we give you the opportunity to hear this excellent soloist performing together with Kremerata Baltica and Gidon Kremer.






30.01 Kaufmann Concert Hall (NY), 7:30pm
Program:
A.PÄRT: Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten for Strings and Bell

M.WEINBERG: Concertino for Violin and Strings, Op. 42

B.BRITTEN: Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge for Strings, Op. 10

M.WEINBERG: Symphony No. 10 for Strings, Op. 98

D.SHOSTAKOVICH: Antiformal Rayok, satiric comic opera for Bass and Chamber Orchestra (Arr. Pushkarev), Soloist: A.Mochalov

02.02 Davies Symphony Hall (San Francisco), 7:00pm
Program:
M.WEINBERG: Concertino for Violin and Strings, Op. 42

D.SHOSTAKOVICH: (Arr. Zinman/Pushkarev) Violin Sonata Op.134
B.Britten Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge
D.SHOSTAKOVICH: Antiformal Rayok, satiric comic opera for Bass and Chamber Orchestra (Arr. Pushkarev), Soloist: A.Mochalov

04.02 Stude Concert Hall (Houston), 7:30pm
Program:
M.WEINBERG: Concertino for Violin and Strings, Op. 42

D.SHOSTAKOVICH: (Arr. Zinman/Pushkarev) Violin Sonata Op.134
B.BRITTEN: Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge for Strings, Op. 10

D.SHOSTAKOVICH: Antiformal Rayok, satiric comic opera for Bass and Chamber Orchestra (Arr. Pushkarev), Soloist: A.Mochalov

06.02 Hill Auditorium (Ann Arbor), 7:30pm
Program:
M.WEINBERG: Concertino for Violin and Strings, Op. 42

M.WEINBERG: Symphony No. 10 for Strings, Op. 98

A.PÄRT: Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten for Strings and Bell

D.SHOSTAKOVICH: Antiformal Rayok, satiric comic opera for Bass and Chamber Orchestra (Arr. Pushkarev), Soloist: A.Mochalov

07.02 Harris Theater (Chicago, IL), 7:30 pm
Program:
B.BRITTEN: Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge for Strings, Op. 10

M.WEINBERG: Symphony No. 10 for Strings, Op. 98

D.SHOSTAKOVICH: (Arr. Zinman/Pushkarev) Violin Sonata Op.134
D.SHOSTAKOVICH: Antiformal Rayok, satiric comic opera for Bass and Chamber Orchestra (Arr. Pushkarev), Soloist: A.Mochalov

08.02 Ordway Center for the Performing Arts (St. Paul, MN), 7:30pm
Program:
M.WEINBERG: Concertino for Violin and Strings, Op. 42

D. SHOSTAKOVICH: (Arr. Zinman/Pushkarev) Violin Sonata Op.134
B.BRITTEN: Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge for Strings, Op. 10

D.SHOSTAKOVICH: Antiformal Rayok, satiric comic opera for Bass and Chamber Orchestra (Arr. Pushkarev), Soloist: A.Mochalov