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One of the leading artists of his generation, pianist and conductor Rostislav Krimer founded the East-West Chamber Orchestra in 2015. He is a long-term collaborator of Yuri Bashmet, and alongside numerous orchestral concerts and chamber music projects Krimer and Bashmet performed the world premiere of Valery Voronov’s Concerto for Viola, Piano and Orchestra, dedicated to both of them in 2018. Krimer is also the founder and artistic director of the annual Yuri Bashmet International Music Festival.

Krimer recently premiered a newly discovered work by Dmitry Shostakovich together with Nils Mönkemeyer at the Shostakovich Festival in the presence of Irina Antonovna Shostakovich. He has worked with Krzysztof Penderecki, Paul Badura-Skoda, Gidon Kremer, Maxim Vengerov, Sergey Krylov and Julian Rachlin.

Born in Belarus and based in Bonn, Krimer studied in Helsinki, Cologne and London. His international career was launched by a highly acclaimed recital at Cadogan Hall, London in 2006. In 2018 Krimer was named a Friend of UNICEF and was recently awarded the honorary title of Star Ambassador of the 2nd European Games 2019.

For more information, visit www.krimer.de.

Role: Conductor 
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