Džeraldas Bidva

Džeraldas Bidva is the first violin of the Kremerata Baltica, actively performs as a soloist and has recorded numerous CDs with renowned stage partners, such as M° Gidon Kremer.

His Enescu Quintet recording for piano and strings and the two-CD-set of M° Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s music were nominated for a Grammy Award, while “After Mozart” won the award in 2001 for “Best Small Ensemble Performance”.

As the first violin of the Kremerata Baltica, Bidva has toured around the world, performing on stages of the world’s most prestigious venues. He has performed in many chamber music programs with M° Gidon Kremer, as well as various chamber ensembles and has furthermore collaborated with distinguished soloists and conductors, including Gustavo Dudamel, Christoph Eschenbach, Simon Rattle, Heinz Holliger, Martha Argerich, Oleg Maisenberg, Igor Levit, Mario Brunello and Sergej Krylov. He has enjoyed invitations to festivals such as Salzburg, Lockenhaus (Austria), Gstaad and Les Muséiques in Basel (Switzerland), Risør Chamber Music Festival (Norway) and Kronberg (Germany). Together with his colleagues from the Kremerata Baltica he has created diverse programs for various chamber ensembles from duos to octets. 

Bidva studied with illustrious violin professors and has obtained degrees from M.K. Čiurlionis National School of Arts (Prof. Jurgis Dvarionas), the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (Prof. Raimundas Katilius) and the Paris National Conservatoire (Prof. Boris Garlitzky). 


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