Chamber music concert of Lithuanian composers at the Consulate General of Lithuania in New York
Consulate General of Lithuania in New York invites you to the concert of selected Lithuanian chamber music works for violin, cello and piano Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 7 p.m. Registration by e – mail: [email protected]
Violinist Dalia Dėdinskaitė (Lithuania/Austria), cellist Gleb Pyšniak (Lithuania/Austria) and pianist Gintaras Januševičius (Lithuania/Germany), some of the most prominent Lithuanian performers residing and creating abroad, teamed up for a joint initiative: to discover the most beautiful works of Lithuanian classical composers. The artists seek to share these treasures with listeners all over the world.
Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis
Three Preludes (1901) (arr. for piano trio by N. Galiamova)
Piano Trio (1945)
"Winter Sketches” (1954)
Partita for violin solo op.12 (1967)
Rhapsody for cello solo (1970)
Sonetas IV (2006)
„Song and Dance“ (2008)
“See the Sea in the Distance” (2015) – specially composed for the project
„Prie Nemunėlio“ (“By the river Nemunas”, Lithuanian folk song)
Dalia Dėdinskaitė, a laureate of national and international competitions, is one of the most prominent Lithuania’s young violinists. She won the main prize at the international competition “Violine in Dresden” in Germany in 2010 after which she was invited to perform L. van Beethoven’s Violin Concerto at the prestigious festival “Dresdner Musikfestspiele 2012”. D. Dėdinskaitė has given concerts around Europe, the USA and New Zealand. She has also performed as a soloist together with the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, “Dresdner Kappelsolisten” and the symphonic orchestra “Carl Maria von Weber” of Dresden, conducted by Saulius Sondeckis, Juozas Domarkas, Georg Mark, etc. In 2014 Dalia debuted at the Wiener Musikverein with great success where she performed the world premiere of V. Barkauskas’ “Duettissimo”. It was her first teacher Elena Lašaitė who noticed her budding talent. Later Dalia continued her studies with prof. Jurgis Dvarionas, whereas lessons given by Christian Altenburger, Austrian violinist and a professor at the University of Vienna, left the most visible trace. For more information visit www.dalia-dedinskaite.com.
Already at the age of 14, Gleb Pyšniak debuted as a soloist with the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra (conductor: Prof. Saulius Sondeckis) in the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society. The student of the legendary cellist Natalia Gutman performs in the most famous concert halls all over the world including the Wiener Musikverein, Royal Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory. As a soloist he has performed with the Symphonic Orchestra of the Moscow Conservatory, the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, the St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra, the Porto Symphony Orchestra, to mention just a few. Gleb has received the highest evaluations in significant national and international competitions and an award from the hands of Valdas Adamkus, the President of the Republic of Lithuania, for promoting the country abroad. His first teacher Tatjana Kuc guided the cellist in his musical journey, which took him to studies with prof. Rimantas Armonas and prof. Johannes Meissl and was later enriched by the master classes of Yo-Yo Ma, Mstislav Rostropovich, Silvija Sondeckienė and Heinrich Schiff. For more information visit www.glebpysniak.com.
Gintaras Januševičius has been one of the most prominent Lithuanian artists on an international stage for the last fifteen years. He has performed with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra among many others. G. Januševičius has represented Lithuania in famous festivals such as Chopin Festival in Duszniki-Zdroj, Mozartfest Würzburg, Festival Besancon and Dresdner Musikfestspiele. As a performer of chamber music he has shared the stage with Jörg Widmann, Leonid Gorokhov, Ekaterina Mechetina, Aleksej Gorlatch, Elsbeth Moser and others. Despite his active stage life, G. Januševičius generously shares his experience and knowledge during his lectures and master classes in Japan, China, Germany, Moldova, Romania, Israel, Spain, Italy, and Lithuania. The pianist is grateful to Valė Kulikauskienė, Jurgis Bialobžeskis, Vladimir Krainev, Lazar and Valentina Berman, and Bernd Goetzke for the priceless lessons in music and life.