Victor Kissine

Silence does not stop the music. It's part of the music. It's the flipside of music. Sound without silence wouldn't exist.

– Victor Kissine

Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica have developed a special friendship with Victor Kissine, with whom they have actively collaborated for over 20 years. Victor Kissine composed and arranged many scores for the orchestra. Most recently, Victor Kissine composed the piece "Frühlingstraum", inspired by the song from Franz Schubert's "Winterreise". This piece is part of a cycle of 5 works commissioned by Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica from 5 composers on the occasion of their joint 100th anniversary (Gidon Kremer 75 + Kremerata Baltica 25) - "Another Winter Journey".

Read more about Victor Kissine on his official website

List of works written and arranged for Kremerata Baltica and Gidon Kremer:

  • Orchestration of Schubert’s Quartet No.15, op. 161 (2002)
  • Orchesration of Beethoven’s String Quartet op.127 (2007) for soloists and string orchestra
  • Barcarola  (2007) Concerto for Violin, String Orchestra and Percussion
  • Between two waves (new version) (2008) for Piano and String Orchestra
  • Orchestration of Beethoven’s Rondo a Capriccio op. 129  (2013) for Violin, Cello and String Orchestra
  • Three Cadenzas for Mozart’s Double Concerto K.299 (2014) transcription for Violin and Piano (for Martha Algerich, Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica)
  • Orchestration for Violin and string orchestra of  the Schubert’s Fantasiy in C-major, D.934 (2017)
  • Orchestration for string orchestra of the Chopin’s Nocturne in E- major, op. 62 No. 2 (2018)
  • «Another question» (essay for string and symphonic orchestras), (2019) Commissioned by Konzerthaus Berlin for Konzerthaus Orchestra, Kremerata Baltica, Christoph Eschenbach.
  • "Frühlingstraum" for violin and string orchestra (2022)



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