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Rome, at the IUC the violin of Gidon Kremer in concert for Ukraine
Gidon Kremer, legend of the violin, returns to the Sapienza stage and celebrates his 75 years in music, with him Giedre Dirvanauskaité on the cello and Georgijs Osokins on the piano

IUC -University Institution of Concerts Presents

"77. Concert Season 2021-22"
With a  Concert dedicated to Ukraine, the February 23 (8.30 pm) back to Rome in the'Great Hall of the La Sapienza University for the IUC - University Institution of Concerts the extraordinary Latvian violinist Gidon Kremer. Born in Riga on February 27, 1947, it is also an opportunity for the great musician to celebrate his 75th birthday in music.

Gidon Kremer he will alternate in duo and trio with his usual partners, the Lithuanian cellist Giedre Dirvanauskaité and the Latvian pianist Georgijs Osokins. They will perform music by Schumann is Rachmaninov, as well as two contemporary pieces specially chosen by Kremer to raise public awareness on current political events in Eastern Europe: the Requiem by the Georgian composer and violinist Igor Loboda is dedicated to Ukraine and Victoria Poleva is a prolific and recognized Ukrainian composer, whose piece "Amapola”, Just composed and dedicated to Kremer himself, sees its first performance in Rome at the IUC.

Gidon Kremer, one of the most popular artists on the international scene, has in his repertoire the classical compositions and the music of the main authors of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. A staunch supporter of contemporary music, especially Russian and Eastern European composers, he has interpreted many of their new pieces. His name is associated with composers such as Alfred Schnittke, Arvo Pärt, Giya Kancheli, Sofia Gubaidulina, Valentin Silvestrov, Luigi Nono, Edison Denisov, Aribert Reimann, Pēteris Vasks, John Adams, Victor Kissine, Michael Nyman, Philip Glass, Leonid Desyatnikov and Astor Piazzolla.

Gidon Kremer has more than 120 recordings to his credit, many of which have received international awards and recognition in homage to his exceptional interpretative skills. In 2016 Kremer was awarded the Praemium Imperiale from the Japan Art Association, considered the Nobel Prize of music. In 1997 Kremer founded the chamber orchestra Kremerata Baltica with the aim of promoting talented young musicians from the Baltic area.


(In the pictures, Gidon Kremer, photocredit Angie Kremer - Georgijs Osokins, photocredit    
Rome, at the IUC the violin of Gidon Kremer in concert for Ukraine


Gidon Kremer violin
Giedrė Dirvanauskaitė cello
Georgijs Osokins piano

Concert in honor of Gidon Kremer's 75th birthday


Robert Schumann
Trio with piano n. 3 in G minor op. 110
Sonata for violin and piano n. 3 in A minor, op. posth.

Moisej Weinberg
Nocturne for Violin and Piano
(from Three early pieces)

Igor Loboda
"Requiem" (dedicated to the endless suffering of Ukraine) for solo violin

Victoria Poleva
"Amapola" for violin, cello and piano (2022), dedicated to Gidon Kremer *

Sergej Rachmaninov
Trio élégiaque n. 2 in D minor op. 9

* first run

Author: Sabine Frantellizzi

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