The New York Times, Grammy Award, numerous recordings for Deutsche Grammophon and ECM as well as stage partners like Martha Argerich, Evgeni Kissin, Vadim Repin, Yo-Yo Ma, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Christoph Eschenbach, Kent Nagano, Sir Simon Rattle etc – they all serve as the living proof of Kremerata Baltica’s extraordinary artistic level. There are very few prestigious concert halls in the world that have not hosted Kremerata. Their latest performance at Glasperlenspiel took place in 2009.
The London-based Latvian violinist Kristīne Balanas has rocketed into the musical stardom within only a couple of years. Since 2018, when she was elected Young Artist of the Year in Latvia and awarded the prize of Young Talent Award by Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain, Kristīne has become a frequent guest of the world’s most renowned orchestras like the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Moscow Soloists to name just a few. She has performed on the stages of Carnegie Hall, Berliner Philharmonie et al. Kristīne Balanas plays on an Antonio Gragnani violin from 1787.