In a typically offbeat move, the violinist has named two ‘permanent guest artists in residence’ for his Kremerata Baltica.
Both are pianists. The Frenchman Lucas Debargue is well established, the Latvian Georgijs Osokins less so. Debargue said: ‘Music cannot be separated from relationships. We started this adventure with
the Weinberg quintet and then something happened. I kept my feelings preciously guarded, but later
Gidon Kremer confirmed them by inviting me to participate more and more. I fell in love with all
the ideas, craziness and unexpected reactions of the musicians. Kremerata Baltica is now a part of
my life and I want to contribute to its history.’
‘It’s the future of Kremerata Baltica,’ said Kremer.