GIDON KREMER, violin and artistic director
Joseph Haydn: The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross, op. 51, Hob XX:1B
Dmitri Shostakovitch: String Quartet No. 15 in E-flat minor, Op. 144
The top-class musical menu of this season’s Saturday at Lisinski will be enhanced by the appearance of one of the world's greatest orchestras, Kremerata Baltica.The ensemble composed of musicians from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia has proved its quality and global reputation with many appearances at the world's most famous music halls. It has received numerous awards, among which also the Grammy and ECHO (2002), as well as the Praemium Imperiale (2009). Its founder, notable violinist Gidon Kremer, deserves most credit for their global success. Student of the renowned violinist David Oistrakh at the Moscow Conservatory, winner of the biggest international violin competitions, Queen Elisabeth, Paganini and Tchaikovsky, he has gained the reputation of one of the most original and unmatchable artists of his generation. He has appeared at almost all world’s concert halls, given numerous recitals and, as a soloist, collaborated with the most celebrated orchestras of Europe and North America and with the greatest conductors of the second half of the 20th century. His repertoire is extremely broad and versatile, and it encompasses numerous works by Berg,Henze and Stockhausen, as well as compositions dedicated to him by contemporary composers, such as Alfred Schnittke, Arvo Pärt, Giya Kancheli, Sofia Gubaidulina, Valentin Silvestrov, Luigi Nono, Philip Glass, Astor Piazzolla and others. He plays in a way that respects tradition and historically based timeless values, while bringing new freshness and originality. He has recorded an extensive opus of over one hundred CDs for Deutsche Grammophon, ECM, Teldec and Nonesuch record labels. Finally, it is not exaggerated to say that no other artist has done so much for the promotion of contemporary composers and new violin music as Gidon Kremer. It is demonstrated by the fact that he received the 2017 Pour le Mérite order of merit. That order has been awarded to prominent persons in the area of arts and sciences since 1740. Kremer plays a 1730 Guarneri del Gesú ex David.
Discounts are offered for single tickets: a 10% discount for one-off cash payments; a 20% discount for persons with disabilities and their accompanying persons (please produce a copy of disability certificate); school and university students, retired persons, members of the Croatian Automobile Club and the Museum of Arts and Crafts, former Saturday at Lisinski subscribers, employees of Splitska banka, INA, Croatia osiguranje insurance company and groups (of more than 15 persons); a 50% discount for the Croatian Music Youth Culture Pass holders. Two hours before the concert, school and university students (please produce a valid document) can purchase tickets at a price of 10 kunas. Discounts apply to the purchase of one ticket only, except in case of persons with disabilities, when the discount applies to their accompanying persons, as well. Discounts cannot be added together!