Berlin honours first violinist since Joachim

Gidon Kremer has become the first violinist since Joseph Joachim in 1899 to be admitted to Berlin’s exclusive Pour le Merite order in Berlin.

The order consists of 80 scientists and artists.

Other living members include Alfred Brendel, Sir Andras Schiff, Brigitte Fassbänder, Daniel Barenboim, Aribert Reimann, György Kurtag and Sofia Gubaidulina.


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