Awards and nominations

The Grammy Award

The global recording industry's award, presented annually by the USA Recording Academy

After Mozart: Raskatov, Silvestrov & Schnittke, Nonesuch, 2002 – Best Small Ensemble Performance (with or without Conductor)


Praemium Imperiale

An international art prize awarded for outstanding contributions to the development, promotion and progress of the arts

In 2009, The Grant for Young Artists, awardeed to a group or institution that encourages the involvement of young people in the arts, was awarded to Kremerata Baltica

In 2016, awarded to Gidon Kremer in recognition of his virtuosity and stylistic versatility.

The Grammy Nomination

George Enescu., Nonesuch, 2002

Mieczysław Weinberg: Orchestral & Chamber Works, ECM New Series, 2014

Mieczysław Weinberg: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 21, Deutsche Grammophon, 2019


The Grand Music Award 

An anual Latvian national music prize

In 1999, for outstanding artistic quality performing and promoting the works of Baltic composers world-wide

In 2014 to Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica for the First Kremerata Baltica Festival "Schostakovich and Schnittke – The Unfinished Century"

Dienas Gada Balva kultūrā

The annual Diena newspaper Prize for Culture

In 2004, for the First Kremerata Baltica Festival "Schostakovich and Schnittke – The Unfinished Century"

In 2012, for the closing concert of the Kremerata Baltica Festival at the Graid Guild with the pianist Reinis Zariņš, conducted by Andris Poga

The ECHO Klassik award

Germany's major annual classical music award

After Mozart: Raskatov, Silvestrov & Schnittke, Nonesuch, 2002 – Chamber music recording of the year

Shostakovich: Piano Concertos with Anna Vinnitskaya, Alpha Classics, 2016 – Concert Recording (Music of the 20th/21st Centuries)

Zelta Mikrofons

Latvian Music Recording Industry Prize

Jubilate, Kremerata Baltica, 2012 – the Best Serious Music Album
Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica and soloists: Andrei Pushkarev, Khatia Buniatishvili, Eva Bindere, Daniil Grishin, Indrek Sarrap, Marta Sudraba, Vestards Šimkus, Maksim Risanov, Reinut Tepp, Katrine Gislinge, Kristine Blaumane, Giedre Divanauskaite, Dita Krenberga, Reinis Lapa, Aleksei Mochalov, conductor Ainars Rubikis

Marģeris Zariņš, Skani, 2022 – the Best Classical or Choral Album
Kremerata Baltica, Ieva Parša, Aigars Reinis, conductor Andris Veismanis


Izcilības Balvu Kultūrā

Latvian Cultural Excellency Award, awarded by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia.

"This long-term oriented artistic, musical and educational project is a way how the grand master Kremer forwards his experience and knowledge to the young musicians, and without compromising the quality and professional standards, inspires the growth of young musicians in Latvia and the whole Baltic region. During the 20 years of its (Kremerata Baltica) existence this extremely talented group of young musicians has developed into one of the best all time international chamber orchestras in the world, and ensured itself an excellent reputation by performing in the most recognised and prestigious concert halls, as well as receiving numerous international awards.” – this is how the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia arguments its choice to provide this year’s award to Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica.


The Order of the Three Stars

The Order of the Three Stars is the highest state decoration in Latvia awarded to people for meritorious service on behalf of the Fatherland.

Gidon Kremer, 2004

Ingrīda Zemzare, 2012