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. He has also collaborated with today's foremost conductors along the way. No other soloist of his international stature has done as much for contemporary composers in the past 30 years.
Celebrating Gidon Kremer's 70th birthday on February 27, 2017, his essential interpretations of Philip Glass's Concerto For Violin And Orchestra and Alfred Schnittke's Concerto Grosso No. 5 are being made available on vinyl for the first time courtesy of Deutsche Grammophon. This will be issued on 180g vinyl pressed by Optimal and includes a voucher for free digital download of the audio.
Philip Glass / Alfred Schnittke, composer
Christoph von Dohnányi, conductor
Gidon Kremer, violin
Rainer Keuschnig, piano