I wish to the East-West Chamber Orchestra great future...
– Frank-Walter Steinmeier
The President of the Federal Republic of Germany –
I wish to congratulate you on this projects and events, which are highly commendable and make an important contribution to intercultural dialogue...
– Michael Møller
The Director - General
of the United Nations Office at Geneva –
Member of the International Artist Managers' Association
The East-West Chamber Orchestra translates the poignant emotions expressed by the composer with infinite respect, and perhaps goes a step further than the Kremerata Baltica and Gidon Kremer in conveying this dramatic and touching message.”
- Crescendo Magazine
…Rostislav Krimer has a fine instinct for both works, finding nuances and idiomatic expressive shades...
The 2nd and 4th chamber symphonies, urgently performed here by Rotislav Krimer’s East-West Chamber Orchestra, judder with nervous energy and frustrated ambition... The 4th, from 1992, is damn-near irresistible. *****
- Norman Lebrecht. The Critic.
The East-West Chamber Orchestra is excellent...”
– Paul Badura-Skoda
Rostislav Krimer and the East-West Chamber Orchestra deliver exceptionally fine performances of these two works. I was particularly impressed by the quality of string playing in the extremely taxing Second Chamber Symphony, not least the capacity of these performers to create a real sense of mystery in the many passages which Weinberg marks to be played treble pianissimo. *****
As with the prior release, containing Nos. 1 and 3, and performances are sensitive, assured, expressively intense, and well-engineered. The composer’s daughter contributes a touching note of thanks as a preface to the very thorough and well-written booklet note. This is the way such things ought to be done.
- Classics Today
WE BUILD BRIDGES
CURATORIUM OF THE ORCHESTRA - Sofia Gubaidulina, Evgeny Kissin, Erkki-Sven Tüür, John Axelrod, Julian Rachlin among others.
The Orchestra-For-Peace East-West Chamber Orchestra brings together outstanding performers in their own right – winners of the most prestigious competitions worldwide, including the Tchaikovsky, ARD, Queen Elisabeth, Long-Thibaud, Paganini and concertmasters and leaders of renowned orchestras, who hold in their hands most rare instruments including Stradivari, Guarneri-del-Gesu, Guadagnini and Goffriller. This rare combination gives the East-West Chamber Orchestra its distinguished sound.
Residing in the Beethoven-City Bonn in Germany it was founded by Rostislav Krimer in 2015 and was orchestra-in-residence of the Yuri Bashmet International Music Festival as well as performed in Europe. The Orchestra understands itself as an ambassador for transnational collaboration, Peace and cultural interaction across Europe and beyond. Since 2023 it is going to be a residence orchestra at the East-West International Music Festival in Germany and Turkey.
The East-West Chamber Orchestra include best soloists from Germany, Italy, France, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Spain, Croatia, UK, USA as well as Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Ukraine, Russia, Moldova, Israel, Japan, China, Turkey, Australia and many others in order to strengthen the bonds and cultural co-operations between Eastern- and Western Europe and all over the world.
East-West Chamber Orchestra takes part regularly in charity events for children, collecting funds for medical equipment in hospitals and working closely with UNICEF. It was the first orchestra in the history to play by Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, who admitted the work of the orchestra as Ambassador of Peace.
Patrons of the orchestra include such great names as Sofia Gubaidulina, Evgeny Kissin, Erkki-Sven Tüür, Julian Rachlin, John Axelrod, Mihai Constantinescu among others.
The East-West Chamber Orchestra is an active promoter of contemporary music and new repertoire. Recently, the releases of M. Weinberg all 4 Chamber Symphonies by Naxos collected best critics from all over the world as well as was nominated among others for International Classical Music Awards and Opus Classic. EWCO also committed pieces by renowned composers for world premieres. Their performances were broadcasted by Medici.TV as well as numerous TV channels and radio around the globe.
The orchestra collaborated with best soloists like Paul Badura-Skoda, Fazil Say, David Geringas, Julian Rachlin, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Sergey Krylov, Alexander Knyazev, Ksenija Sidorova, Vivian Hagner, Leticia Moreno among many others. In 2021 EWCO also made debut at the Enescu Festival in Bucharest what resulted re-invitation for 2023.
They are also experts in creating new exceptional projects such as for example “The Classical Night in Underground”, when a metro station transforming into a real concert hall with stage, lights, lasers and projection only in couple of hours which became an annual event crossing with fashion, sport, art, ballet on one stage. Also, regular collaboration of the orchestra with winners of World- and Europe- Championships of rhythmic gymnastics is an example of such exclusive activities.