Gidon Kremer, one of the best violinists of our age, will perform together with the Concerto Budapest ensemble, conducted by internationally acclaimed Hungarian violinist András Keller on Saturday in the Palace of Arts, Budapest. At the performance, which is to begin in the Béla Bartók National Auditorium at 7:30, Gidon Kremer will play solo in Weinberg’s violin concerto between pieces by Haydn and Beethoven.
The legendary artist counts as a returning guest with Concerto Budapest – his last appearance on the stage with Concerto Budapest took place in the Palace of Arts around two years ago. Latvian-born Mr. Kremer, who was the student of David Oistrakh, holds a string of international awards and recognitions dating back the 1960s. In 1981, he founded a chamber music festival known as Kremerata Musica since 1992. In 1996, he established the Kremerata Baltica ensemble, the members of which are the most talented Baltic musicians.
Mr. Kremer’s repertoire is unusually broad – he has played almost everything from Baroque to contemporary compositions – and several composer have written pieces specifically for him. Known as one of the most innovative performers of our times, he plays a famous Guarneri del Gesu violin dating back to 1730.
On Saturday evening, he will perform a violin concerto by Polish componist Mieczyslaw Weinberg, who died in 1996.