Next Monday in Berlin, the great violinist and a number of friends will play a concert in support of the innocent victims of violence and human rights violations in Russia, in solidarity with all who care for that country’s future.
7 October was the day in 2006, on which the renowned journalist and human rights activist, Anna Politkovskaya, was murdered in Moscow. Thise joining Gidon Kremer include Daniel Barenboim, Martha Argerich, Emmanuel Pahud, Sergei Nakariakov, Katya Buniatishvili, Giya Kancheli and Nicolas Altstaedt.
Here, in an exclusive video for Slipped Disc, Gidon explains his reasons for putting on the concert.
Watch, and learn.
If you prefer, you can watch him in Russian here.