Winner of prestigious awards including the 1967 Queen Elizabeth Competition and the first prize in both Paganini and Tchaikovsky International Competitions, violinist Gidon Kremer has built a distinguished career, in the course of which he has established a worldwide reputation as one of the most original and compelling artists of his generation. He has appeared on virtually every major concert stage with the most celebrated orchestras of Europe and America and has collaborated with today's foremost conductors.
Kremer's repertoire is unusually extensive, encompassing all of the standard classical and romantic violin works, as well as music by twentieth and twenty-first century masters. It would be fair to say that no other soloist of his international stature has done as much for contemporary composers in the past thirty years.
In anticipation of the artist's 70th birthday (February 27, 2017), Deutsche Grammophon presents his Complete Concerto Recordings for the label. The box set contains 22CDs of scintillating musical adventures through both well-known and uncharted terrain, including two extraordinary concept albums by Kremerata Baltica as well as the premiere recording of Schnittke's Concerto for Three, previously unreleased. The set comes complete with new liner notes by distinguished musicologist Wolfgang Sandner and a generous booklet with new artist photos.