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Rostislav Krimer

“… Rostislav Krimer is remarkable pianist of international level. He was born for Music and Stage…” 
Yuri Bashmet

“I appreciate my colleague Rostislav Krimer as one of the best and most musical pianists of our time…”
Paul Badura-Skoda

“…Rostislav Krimer is a pianist of note: watch out for him.”
Musical Opinion Magazine, London

Rostislav Krimer
Conductor & Pianist 

Rostislav Krimer is a true collaborator in music and is joint regularly by outstanding musicians either as chamber music partners or as his soloists when conducting the East- West Chamber Orchestra he founded in 2015. Gidon Kremer, Maxim Vengerov, Sergey Krylov, Viktor Tretyakov, Mario Brunello, Viviane Hagner as well as Julian Rachlin and Ksenija Sidorova are regular and long standing companions.

An important colleague and long-term collaborator is Yuri Bashmet with whom he teamed up in numerous orchestral concerts and chamber music projects such as performing the Mendelssohn Piano Sextet with his 'Moscow Soloists' playing Stradivarius, Guarneri and Amati instruments from the State Treasury of Russia. Rostislav Krimer is also the founder and Artistic Director of the annual Yuri Bashmet International Music Festival, which for 13 years regularly sees most notable artists and young talents from all over the world.

In 2012, Rostislav Krimer also started performing together with legendary pianist Paul Badura-Skoda in concerts and recitals. In July 2014, their live performance of the E-flat Major Mozart Concerto for two pianos and orchestra was released on CD by ERP-Records.

Born in Belarus and based in the city of Beethoven Bonn, Rostislav Krimer studied in Helsinki, Cologne and London. The recital which launched his international rise took place at Cadogan Hall in London in 2006 to highest critical acclaim. Since then he has been performing at prestigious festivals in Aix-en-Provence, Delft, Lockenhaus, Ljubljana, the Beethovenfest Bonn and the Villa Medici in Rome. Other invitations brought him to the major stages worldwide including the Berlin Philharmonie, Great Tchaikovsky Hall, the Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Queen Elisabeth Hall and St Martin-in-the-Fields.
He is enthusiastic promoter of contemporary works, some of which are dedicated to him. World-premieres and first performances in different parts of the world include among others works of Krzysztof Penderecki, Sofia Gubaidulina, Benjamin Yusupov, Sergio Calligaris, Bruno Mantovani, Valery Voronov. In 2018 Rostislav Krimer is honored to play a world-premiere of Dmitry Shostakovich new discovered work together with Nils Mönkemeyer at the Shostakovich festival in Germany.

Rostislav Krimer's schedule for the recent seasons include recitals and chamber music together with Paul Badura- Skoda, concerto performances with Yuri Bashmet and the 'Moscow Soloists', with the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra and Sergey Krylov, concerts with Krzysztof Penderecki, Julian Rachlin, Viviane Hagner, Camerata RCO (Royal Concertgebow Orchestra) and at the Emilia Romagna Festival.


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