The birth of Kremerata Baltica – comprising twenty-three outstanding young musicians from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia – was greeted with a standing ovation. The orchestra has since captivated audiences worldwide with playing of unrestrained joy and programming of limitless imagination.
KremerataBaltica’s repertoire breadth is reflected in an award-winning discography that spans everything from Mozart’s complete violin concertos with Gidon Kremer, Enescu’s Octet and Astor Piazzolla’sTango Ballet to first recordings of music by Kancheli, Kissine and Pärt. After Mozart on Nonesuch Records won Grammy and ECHO Klassik awards in 2002, while albums of works by George Enescu and Mieczysław Weinberg have since secured Grammy Award nominations.
KremerataBaltica has performed in over 50 countries, presenting over 1,000 concerts in 600 cities.
Though placed only fourth at the 15th International Tchaikovsky Competition in July 2015 Lucas Debargue was the only musician across all disciplines who was awarded the coveted Moscow Music Critic’s Prize. Straight after this incredible breakthrough Lucas Debargue is invited to play solo and with leading orchestras in the most prestigious concert halls in Russia, France, Italy, the UK, Germany, the USA, Canada, Mexico, Japan, China, South Korea and with such famous conductors as Valery Gergiev, Mikhail Pletnev, Vladimir Jurowsky, AndreyBoreyko, TouganSokhiev, Gidon Kremer, Vladimir Spivakov, Vladimir Fedoseev. Lucas Debargue has already released three CDs, the first with works of Scarlatti, Chopin, Liszt and Ravel (April 2016), the second with works of Bach, Beethoven and Medtner (September 2016) and the third with works of Schubert and Szymanowski (October 2017), all with the Sony Classical label. He also participated in the recording of Messiaen’s Quatuor pour la Fin du Temps for Sony (released in November 2017). In 2017 he was awarded the prestigious German music prize ECHO Klassik.