Kremerata Baltica was honored and blessed to have known Giya Kancheli for many years. Today we are deeply saddened by the news of his passing. Maestro Kancheli’s music, his incredible personality, humor and smile took a special place in our hearts and his presence in the audience and recording studio was always an inspiration to all of us.
The artistic leader and found of Kremerata Baltica Gidon Kremer writes in his reminiscence about Giya Kancheli:
“There are many creative personalities I was lucky to meet and cooperate with in my life. Giya Kancheli belonged to those rare friends whose spirit and music allowed-and will always allow us- to enter different dimensions of “messages”.
Let his soul rest in peace. My love goes to his wonderful family. We all will miss Giya’s presence, his humour, his voice and smile , but I am sure Giya Kancheli’s music will stay and- as long as we live -will be a source of consolation and inspiration.”
Our thoughts are with his family today. May his soul rest in peace.
Full text of Gidon Kremer’s reminiscence can be found on Slipped Disk website: