The Orchestra-For-The-Peace
East-West Chamber Orchestra
We build bridges

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
East-West Chamber Orchestra
We build bridges

The 2nd and 4th chamber symphonies, urgently performed here by Rostislav Krimer’s East-West Chamber Orchestra judder with nervous energy and frustrated ambition. The second, dated 1987, smokes with anxieties of disintegration. The 4th, from 1992, is damn-near irresistible...*****

Norman Lebrecht
The Orchestra-For-Peace East-West Chamber Orchestra
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.
Their virtuosity is a given, but musicianship goes much more deeply, in feeling, sensitivity and concentration. It is difficult to think these performances will be surpassed...
Michael Wilkinson MusicWeb International


Sofia Gubaidulina


Evgeny Kissin


John Axelrod


Julian Rachlin


Erkki-Sven Tüür

Ex-Artistic Director, Enescu Festival

Mihai Constantinescu

Ambassador of Germany, retired

Peter Dettmar
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What prominent personalities say about EWCO:
In my review of their first Weinberg release, I said it was just about the best-sounding string orchestra in the Naxos stable. This release reinforces that opinion.
Ralph Graves WTJU Radio, 2022
...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. 9/9
David Hurwitz Classics Today
...I rather like Krimer’s way with the music, his slightly reined-in interpretation of the Second Chamber Symphony (1987, based on the Third String Quartet of 1944) emphasising the ‘chamber’ aspect and finding the music between the notes...
Guy Rickards Gramophone
...This is the second CD featuring the Chamber Symphonies of the East and West Orchestra, which, under the direction of Krimer, released Symphonies Nos. 1 and 3 on Naxos three years ago. Back then, we said there was no better version, but on this CD, the Fourth is included, undoubtedly the most desolate and magnificent composition in the series. Sublime.
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For his wide charity support of children Rostislav Krimer was named Friend of UNICEF.

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About The East-West-Festival

The East-West-Festival will take place in Germany this year.

In a world marked by conflicts and tragedies, the East-West Festival raises its voice to proclaim a message of peace. The-Orchestra-For Peace East-West Chamber Orchestra, stands at the center of this moving cultural encounter, supporting young musicians and touching hearts.

It is a gathering of the finest talents from North Rhine-Westphalia, the East and West of Europe, as well as the best musicians who have found their home in the European Union. Together, they are nurtured and encouraged to unfold their exceptional abilities. But not only that: the festival also extends its helping hand to musicians who have been affected by wars and other emergencies.

Here, the best soloists from over 15 countries meet in the East-West Chamber Orchestra, joining forces with renowned world stars. Together, they ignite a musical fireworks display that transcends boundaries and illuminates the hearts of the audience. This musical union grants us moments in which we can experience the beauty and power of human creativity.

Upcoming Events
07. September 2023
Enescu Festival
Enescu, Haydn, Weinberg, Shostakovich...
October, 10th 2023, Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal
East-West-Festival NRW (Germany)
Soloists of the Berlin Opera
October, 13th 2023, Beethoven-Haus Bonn
Concert together with Ian Bostridge
East-West Festival
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Beethoven City Bonn, Germany

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