Rostislav Krimer






Rostislav Krimer is remarkable pianist of international level. He was born for Music and Stage…” 


– Yuri Bashmet

Violist and Conductor –


When I recently played ones again Mozart Concerto for 2 pianos with Slava Krimer, I had such an impression in some places as if I was split in two, and my second I was playing another piano… He is one of the best pianists of our time. He is not only great Mozart player, but also a Master of the interpretation of romantic and later works… .


– Paul Badura-Skoda



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– Alfredo Pérez de Armiñán
The Assistant-Director  General for Culture

Born in Belarus and residing in Bonn, the city of L.v.Beethoven, Rostislav Krimer has been impressing audiences and critics around the globe with his brilliant pianism and sensitive musicality. He is favored to play with the musicians of the caliber of Yuri Bashmet, Paul Badura-Skoda, Gidon Kremer, Maxim Vengerov, Sergey Krylov, Viktor Tretyakov, Mario Brunello both as a concerto soloist and a chamber musician.


Rostislav Krimer studied at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Hochschule für Musik in Cologne and then, he made his Postgraduate Diploma with distinction at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he was also awarded the title Dip.RAM (Diploma of the Royal Academy of Music for the outstanding final recital).


Rostislav Krimer played his London debut recital in Cadogan Hall in 2006. It was highly acclaimed by London audience and critics.


He participated in the most prestigious festivals: Aix-en-Provence in France, Beethovenfest in Bonn, Delft festival in Netherlands, Festival of Gidon Kremer in Lockenhaus, Villa Medici in Roma, Ljubljana Festival and played on major concert stages including Berlin Philharmonie, Great Tchaikovsky Hall, Queen Elisabeth Hall and St.-Martin-in the-Fields.


Rostislav Krimer regularly plays together with great viola player and conductor Yuri Bashmet and his orchestras. One of these appearances also included the privilege to perform the F.Mendelssohn Piano Sextet when the whole ‘Moscow Soloists’ orchestra played Stradivarius, Guarneri and Amati instruments from the State Treasury of Russia. They have also performed and broadcasted together Chopin and Mozart concertos, so as numerous chamber music projects.


Since 2012, Rostislav Krimer plays in a duo with legendary pianist Paul Badura-Skoda both concertos and recitals. In July 2014, their live performance of the E-flat Major Mozart Concerto for two pianos and orchestra was released by ERP-Records and distributed by Naxos. Their recitals with Mozart and Schubert among others include appearances at the Piano Stars Festival in Latvia so as Ljubljana Festival.


Rostislav Krimer also plays in a duo together with violinist Sergey Krylov both concertos and chamber music with most recent concert tour to include Amici della Musica Firenze series in Teatro Pergola in Florence.


The schedule of Rostislav Krimer for the recent seasons among others include recitals, chamber music together with Paul Badura-Skoda, concerto performances with Yuri Bashmet and Chamber Ensemble ‘Moscow Soloists’, Lithuanian Chamber orchestra and Sergey Krylov, concertos with Krzysztof Penderecki and Viviane Hagner, Camerata RCO (Royal Concertgebow Orchestra), appearance at the Emilia Romagna Festival.


In 2015 Krimer found and became Music and Artistic Director the East-West Chamber Orchestra, which consists of best soloists and renowned orchestra concertmasters from Eastern and Western Europe.


Rostislav Krimer is the founder and Artistic Director of the annual Yuri Bashmet International Music Festival, which for 12 years regularly sees most notable artists and young talents from all over the world.