Violinist Gidon Kremer (Photo: AFP)
Following their concert in Luxor on 1 November, the violinist Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica Chamber Orchestra will perform in Cairo on 4 November and in Alexandria on 6 November.
The concerts are part of the ensemble's Middle East tour (and part of their anniversary world tour) and after their Egypt performances, the orchestra will head to Jordan.
Their journey is a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the orchestra's inception and Kremer’s 70th birthday.
According to the orchestra's website, "Kremerata Baltica, an educational project with a long-term vision, was Kremer’s 50th birthday present to himself – a way of passing on his wisdom to young colleagues while making no compromises on artistic standards as he nurtured and inspired musical life in the region."
Kremer, founder of Kremerata Baltica, is one of the most celebrated violinists in the world.
In the Bibliotheca Alexandrina's press release we read that this exceptionally prolific recording artist has released over 120 albums and many of them "received prestigious international awards and prizes such as Ernst von Siemens Musikpreis, the Bundesverdienstkreuz, Moscow’s Triumph Prize, the Unesco Prize and the Una
Vita Nella Musica – Artur Rubinstein Prize, and in 2016 received Praemium Imperiale prize that is widely considered to be the Nobel Prize of music."
Al-Ahram is one of the media sponsors of Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica's tour in Egypt.
Friday 4 November, 8pm
Manial Palace, Golden Hall Manial, Cairo
Sunday 6 November, 7pm
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Great Hall, Alexandria