Columbia Artists New York has this week announced the signing of violin virtuoso Gidon Kremer and the Kremerata Baltica chamber orchestra to their roster – for general management in America, Asia, Australia and the United Kingdom.
The 71-year-old Latvian-born violinist and his chamber orchestra will be managed by Douglas Sheldon from the Sheldon/Atlas office within Columbia Artists New York.
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“I am delighted to join Columbia Artists together with Kremerata Baltica and work with Doug Sheldon and his team …” Gidon has said.
“Doug and I share a vision for supporting and further developing Kremerata Baltica’s always innovative projects and I look forward to our collaboration immensely,” he has said.
“I am most pleased for the opportunity to work with Gidon, surely one of the world’s most respected, admired and forward-thinking artists, and thrilled for the chance to develop imaginative programs for Kremerata Baltica in several international territories,” Veteran Columbia Artists Manager Doug Sheldon has said.
The Sheldon/Atlas office's clients include conductors Jaap van Zweden, Valery Gergiev and Leonard Slatkin, violinists Anne-Sophie Mutter and Vadim Repin and pianists Denis Matsuev and Khatia Buniatishvili.
Gidon has served as Artistic Director of the Kremerata Baltica since 1997 – when he founded the ensemble as a 50th birthday present to himself.