Latvian classical violinist Gidon Kremer will perform at the RadiRo festival, set to take place this September in Bucharest. He will perform alongside the Vienna ORF Symphonic Radio Orchestra, scheduled for September 29th.
The orchestra will be conducted by Cornelius Meister, the chief conductor of the Viennese ensemble since 2010. The program of the concert will include works by G. Resch, M. Weinberg and J. Sibelius.
The Riga-born violinist studied the instrument with David Oistrah at the Moscow Conservatory. He won awards at prestigious international contests, among which the 1967 Queen Elizabeth contest and the Paganini and Tchaikovsky international contests. He performed alongside well-known orchestras from Europe and the US and some of the most appreciated conductors on the international scene. He recorded over 120 albums, and in 2011 he received the Una Vita Nella Musica – Arthur Rubienstein (Venice) award, regarded as the Nobel of music awards.
Eight concerts, five radio orchestras from all over Europe, and 16 conductors and soloists will feature at the event. The honorary director of the festival is Kristjan Järvi, a principal conductor of the MDR Symphonic Radio Orchestra from Leipzig.
Passes for the event, priced RON 60 to RON 100, are available in the Eventim network and at eventim.ro.