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Globe Suit: Vytautas Kiminius (birbynė), Tadas Motiečius (accordion)

The Globe Suit is a musical journey that introduces the audience to different nations and their culture. It’s an educational concert both for children and adults, where all pieces will be performed with a birbynė and an accordion.

Birbynė is a Lithuanian aerophone. Its history traces back to the 16th century. It was first used by children and shepherds but was later improved and is now a serious instrument used in ensembles. Vytautas Kiminius is one of the most prominent birbynė players in Lithuania. He works hard at perfecting and promoting this national instrument: while doing so, he won several prizes and awards in various competitions.

Tadas Motiečius is a promising accordionist. He is an active performer and participant at various art and music projects. He has also won more than one prize at competitions and received an appreciation award from two of Lithuania’s presidents.

 Concert date: 2022-10-08 16:00

Performers: Vytautas Kiminius (birbynė), Tadas Motiečius (accordion)

Programme: A. Schnittke, O. Balakauskas, V. Mikalauskas, E. Grieg, B. Bartok

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Bouquet of Melodies: from Classic to Jazz

A Bouquet of Melodies is a concert of both simplicity and diversity. The audience will hear classic pieces and jazz compositions, performed by violinist Gediminas Dalinkevičius and pianist Povilas Jaraminas. According to them, this kind of music does not pretend to be something extremely unique and new, but it has stood the test of time and life and is enjoyed by most.

Violinist Gediminas Dalinkevičius is an old friend of Paliesius manor. He played at its very first concerts and was one of the first artists to record CDs in the manor’s recording studio. Dalinkevičius was also the founder, art director and conductor of the Kaunas Chamber Orchestra, soloist and conductor of the international orchestra Solisti Baltia.

Pianist Povilas Jaraminas is one of the first jazz promoters in Lithuania, a great improviser and interpreter. He performed with many famous artists and is an expert concertmaster. Jaraminas has received an honourable Medal of the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas.

Performance date: 2022 10 15

Performers: Gediminas Dalinkevičius (violin), Povilas Jaraminas (piano)

Programme: B. Dvarionis, W. A. Mozart, H. Wieniavski, P. de Sarasate, J. Massenet, Z. Fibich, J. Brahms, G. Dinicu, P. Jaraminas, E. Garner, M. Fried, H. Arlen

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Hélène Papadopoulos (piano, France)

“This is not just about playing Bach’s music for an audience. I also want to connect this music with younger generations through teaching and I want to make a connection between Bach and the contemporary era by asking composers to think about new languages inspired by his music.”

Hélène Papadopoulos is a pianist with a complex and highly sensitive personality. She is a searching artist who seeks deep insights into the music and into the art of piano playing. For her, no detail is too small to be a part of the global conception of a work.

She started studying the piano at the Conservatoire de Strasbourg. In the class of Amy Lin, she received her Concert Diploma with the highest honours before moving back to Paris to join École Normale de Musique Cortot where she studied with Jean-Marc Luisada. She has always had a particular interest in J.S. Bach’s music.

Concert date: 2022-10-08 16:00

Performers: Hélène Papadopoulos (piano)

Programme: J. S. Bach Clavier-Übung Part II

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XIII International Music Festival “Le strade d’Europa”: A TRIP TO THE MOON

During this concert, we will pay homage to silent cinema with music and video projections. A phenomenal jazz pianist Livio Minafra will fill the air with improvisations and modal harmonies and fly the audience to the moon to pay respects to the silent cinema genius Georges Méliès and his 1902 film “A Trip to the Moon”, a fantastic voyage of the human imagination.

Livio Minafra won the important Italian Top Jazz prize in 2005, 2008 and 2011. At 38 years of age, he has toured and performed on all continents. Minafra primarily performs solo but has also engaged in many prestigious collaborations as a pianist, composer, arranger and accordionist with such groups as the MinAfric Orchestra, Kocani Orkestar, Canto General, Radiodervish….

“Minafra’s is a music of exchange and contamination, rich in oriental echoes, of minimalistic contents, with ethnic references. You can define it as jazz but it is a limitative definition,” says journalist Amedeo Furfaro about him.

 Concert date: 2022-10-29 16:00

Performers: Livio Minafra (piano, loop machine, Italy)

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XIII International Music Festival “Le strade d’Europa”: JOTA (the Grand Prix Laureate of LAZIOSound contest)

In the program JOTA, the cello and the guitar come together to explore the multiple facets of the repertoire arising from the union between Latin American popular music and European cultured music: it’s a journey from Spanish folklore to South American popular tango through the works of some of the most representative composers of the 20th century, such as De Falla, Piazzolla and Albeniz. There is also a tribute to a young Italian composer, Simone Cardini, who arranged several pieces in this programme: his piece ASTOR, evoking the language and Piazzolla’s settings, contextualizing them in an experimental type of writing but also linking with the great composers of the musical avant-garde, will be performed.

Cellist Erica Piccotti is a winner of numerous competitions. She was awarded the title of Young Concert Artist of the Year by the ICMA in 2020.

Classical guitarist Gian Marco Ciampa won more than 40 international awards and has performed and held masterclasses in four continents.

Concert date: 2022-10-30 14:00

Performers: Duo Ciampa-Piccotti (Italy): Erica Piccotti (cello), Gian Marco Ciampa (classical guitar)

Programme: Astor Piazzolla, Isaac Albeniz, Manuel De Falla, Simone Cardini, Enrique Granados

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Vilnius City Contemporary Music Ensemble “Synaesthesis” presents:

“To hear Grisey’s music is to have adventures in the stuff of sound that will change your ears for ever,” once wrote The Guardian about one of the most influential 20th-century composers’, French spectralist Gérard Grisey’s music. Raw and perfected at the same time, rigorously structured yet full of savage energy – this is the composer’s magnum opus: a three-movement thrilling journey with Vortex Temporum for piano, strings, and wind. This piece is a particular legacy of the composer, meditation of sound and time formats whose original, hardly recognisable motif is borrowed from Maurice Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé. St. Augustine, one of the most influential philosophers of early Christianity, wrote that time proves itself until someone begins to try to describe it. In Vortex Temporum, Grisey transforms time into tangible material while exploring the behaviour of sound, as a physical phenomenon, in space. In this piece, Grisey makes the movement of molecules – sound material – perceivable by examining it on three different scales: with human eyes, through a molecular microscope, or by zooming out on it through a telescope – what the composer himself calls “the time of humans, insects, and whales”.


Performance date: 2022-11-12 16:00

Performers: Vytenis Gurstis (flute), Artūras Kažimėkas (clarinet), Simas Tankevičius (violin), Monika Kiknadzė (viola), Arnas Kmieliauskas (cello), Marta Finkelštein (piano), Karolis Variakojis (conductor)

Programme: Gerard Grisey – Vortex Temporum I,II,III

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Daumantas Kirilauskas. 50th Anniversary Recital (piano, Lithuania)

“Kirilauskas is a high-level pianist. He is a mature musician with his own worldview, artistic conceptions, suggestions and culture. He is amongst the elite pianists of the world. I believe that he has a rare artist’s ethic and his own life goal, which is more than just pressing piano keys.” (Donatas Katkus, “Verslo žinios”)

Daumantas Kirilauskas is a laureate of national and international competitions. In 2019, he was awarded the title of Bösendorder Artist (Austria). In 2021, he was awarded a Golden disc by the Lithuanian Musicians Union for artistic excellence and concert activities.

The pianist has toured almost all European countries, the US, and Iran. He has performed with all Lithuanian orchestras, as well as with some foreign ones. He is a participant of many festivals and is among the traditional guests of the International Thomas Mann Festival and the Gaida Contemporary Music Festival in Lithuania.

Concert date: 2022-11-19 16:00

Performers: Daumantas Kirilauskas (piano, Lithuania)

Programme: Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven

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Martín García García (piano, Spain)

Martín García García is a pianist born in Gijón, Spain. He began his musical studies at the age of 5, with his teachers Natalia Mazoun and Ilyà Goldfarb. Graduated from Reina Sofía School of Music, he studied there for more than a decade with Galina Eguiazarova -receiving from Her Majesty the Queen Sofía the prize for the Best Student of the chair-, he is also Master in Piano by Mannes School of Music in New York.

Martín has won first prize in several national and international competitions, highlighting his victory at 2021 Cleveland International Piano Competition, and his 3rd Prize at XVIII International Chopin Piano Competition (and the special award for the Best Concerto), the most relevant competition on the world stage. Furthermore, he got the 1st Prize at 2018 International Keyboard Institute & Festival, held in New York, which allowed him to obtain the scholarship with which he was able to establish himself there. He resided in New York City for the past two years completing his artistic training with the distinguished pianist Mr. Jerome Rose.

Performance date: 2022-11-26 18:00

Performers: Martín García García (piano, Spain)

Programme: J.S. Bach, F. Liszt, F. Chopin

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“The Wonderful Era”

On 3 December, Paliesius manor will be filled with music from late 19th century and early 20th century. The famous soloists Kristina Zmailaitė and Edmundas Seilius dubbed this period “the wonderful era” – because it was a truly wonderful period for music and a time of wonderful music.

Lithuanian National Philharmonic chamber music ensemble MUSICA HUMANA has been active since 1974. It now demonstrates a high artistic mastery, recognised not only in Lithuania but also abroad. The group frequently participates in international festivals, in Lithuania and abroad, such as Gaidos, Pazaislis Music Festival, Vilnius Music Festival, Ars Baltica in Nürnberg and The Vale of Glamorgan Festival in Britain. In the summer of 1999, its art director Vizgirda initiated the first Kursiu Nerija international summer festival of chamber music in Neringa, which has already become a traditional event in the culture of the region.

Concert date: 2022-12-03 16:00

Performers:  Ensemble MUSICA HUMANA | Soloists: Kristina Zmailaitė (soprano), Edmundas Seilius (tenor), Robertas Beinaris (oboe), Ramunė Grakauskaitė (violin) | Conductor Robertas Beinaris

Programme: Frédéric Bonzon, Jules Massenet, Stefano Donaudy, Claude Debussy, Gabriel Fauré, Edvard Grieg, Paolo Tosti

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Saulius Petreikis (Folk / World, Lithuania)

Saulius Petreikis is an internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, recording artist, composer and performer who holds an appreciation award for his musical input from the former president of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė. Playing more than 50 different wind instruments that he gathered from all over the world, he is also regarded as the only professional musician able to play a wide range of ancient Lithuanian/Baltic wind instruments.

His performances are charged with exceptional energy and spirit-lifting improvisations breaking down boundaries between traditional Folk and experimental World/Jazz music genres. His music is incredibly diverse and rich in texture and colour, thus electrifying both younger and older music lovers from different corners of the world. In recent years, Petreikis toured nearly all European countries as well as a held few exceptional shows in China and the US.

Concert date: 2022-12-10 16:00

Performers:  Saulius Petreikis (multi-instrumentalist, Lithuania)

Programme: folk and world music

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Impulse – BACH!

Bach is known as the father of classical music who inspired numerous composers. His music is carried on the space probe Voyager 1, as one of the greatest of humanity’s cultural achievements. And yet, Lithuania has no tradition of interpreting his music at a high level. But we aim to start such a tradition with the concert Impulse – Bach on 17 December at Paliesius manor!

The concert was named this way because of the harmony, eternal pulse and movement felt in Bach’s music. His music swept through times like a great wave from the Baroque to the present day, becoming a starting point, an impulse for other creators.

The project is organised by pianist Onutė Gražinytė, which will perform with other instrumentalists of the Impulse Bach Ensemble, along with the chamber choir Aidija, soloists Lina Dambrauskaitė, Ilja Aksionov, William King and conductor Romualdas Gražinis.

Performance date: 2022-12-17 16:00

Programme: C. Debussy, C. Saint-Saëns, G. Fauré, M. Ravel, F. Chopin

Performers: Lina Dambrauskaitė (soprano, Lithuania), Ilja Aksionov (tenor, Lithuania), William King (baritone, New Zealand), Chamber Choir Aidija, Impulse Bach instrumental ensemble: Dalia Dėdinskaitė (violin), Ava Bahari (violin), Kristina Anusevičiūtė (alto), Edward King (cello), Donatas Butkevičius (double bass), Ugnius Dičiūnas (oboe), Valerija Vitkauskaitė (oboe), Giedrius Malikėnas (English horn), Onutė Gražinytė (harpsichord) | Conductor Romualdas Gražinis

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“Winter in Majorca”

On 26 November, with winter approaching, we invite you to spend a warm evening at Paliesius Manor and listen to the concert-performance “Winter in Majorca”, inspired by Franz Chopin’s and George Sand’s works and their love story. Pianist Eglė Andrejevaitė will bring to life Chopin’s preludes, Op. 28, written in Majorca, where he stayed together with novelist Sand – these preludes are musical haikus, telling the story of the two artists and their feelings. And Birutė Mar will read fragments from George Sand’s autobiographical novel “Winter in Majorca”, which immortalized moments of love, passion, tension and hardships in the relationship.

Birutė Mar is an actress, director, writer, founder and art director of SOLO TEATRAS. She has been making internationally acclaimed chamber performances, mono performances and projects uniting theatre, literature and music since 1998.

Pianist Eglė Andrejevaitė has won several international competitions, is a founder of a piano studio TonArt.

Concert date: 2022-12-26 16:00

Performers:  Eglė Andrejevaitė (piano), Birutė Mar (actress)

Programme: Chopin’s Preludes, Op.28; fragments from Franz Chopin’s and George Sand’s contemporaries’ letters and memories, and George Sand’s autobiographical novel “Winter in Majorca”

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A Magical New Year’s Eve Celebration at Paliesius: from the Most Gourmet Dishes of Rossini to His Most Beautiful Arias

A Magical New Year’s Eve Celebration at Paliesius: from the Most Gourmet Dishes of Rossini to His Most Beautiful Arias

Maestro Christian Frattima is coming back to Paliesius manor and invites everyone to a magical New Year’s Eve celebration! Do not be afraid to let your fantasy run wild: dress up in an unusual costume, adorn yourself with quirky detail, a wig… or completely transform into a character of Rossini operas, if you wish! Here, we will meet the New Year with dancing, beautiful Rossini music and exclusive dishes.

First, we will invite the guests to a degustation of French delicacies with a glass of wine from the Paliesius wine cellar. Then, we have prepared a Tarantella dance lesson and a spectacular Rossini-themed dinner: it is a unique opportunity to taste some of Rossini’s favourite dishes. The night will culminate with a concert of the  Consort of Instruments of Paliesius manor, conducted by Frattima: they will perform the most famous Rossini’s arias, his chamber and instrumental music. Finally, we will raise our glasses and meet the New Year!

Performance date: 2022-12-31 19:00

Programme: most famous Gioachino Rossini arias, Rossini’s chamber and instrumental music

Performers: Christian Frattima Massimei (conductor, Italy), Consort of instruments of Paliesius Manor

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Alexander Paley’s Recital (piano, France/USA)

On 14 January, a spectacular evening at Paliesius Manor awaits: Alexander Paley, a world-renowned pianist, is coming back for a solo recital. It will be a virtuosic performance of a technically challenging programme. To hear a solo performance by this pianist is a rare chance so we do not recommend missing it!

Alexander Paley is widely acclaimed for his dazzling technical prowess, his exceptionally broad and extensive repertoire of concerti and solo piano works, and the depth of his unique and personal interpretations. The Washington Post called Paley’s 1991 debut with the National Symphony a “flawless performance,” and since then, he has earned similar accolades for performances with various orchestras. He made his Carnegie Hall debut with the American Composers Orchestra in the 1996-7 season with the world premiere of a new concerto by Sheila Silver, at which time The New York Times wrote: “The pianist … played like a man possessed”.

Concert date: 2023-01-14 16:00

Performers: Dmitrij Golovanov (piano, real-time sampling, Lithuania)

Programme: Dmitrij Golovanov – “Heritage”

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An Evening of French and American Sonatas

Clarinettist Rimvydas Savickas and pianist Marija Mirovska present a new programme of 20th century French and American music. The audience will hear well-known sonatas of Francis Poulenc and Camille Saint-Saëns, as well as a rarer opus of Leonard Berstein. Aaron Copland’s Sonata, written for violin and piano but later arranged by the composer for clarinet and piano, will be played for the first time at Paliesius manor. All pieces will reveal the delicate and many-coloured beauty of a clarinet and piano duet.

Rimvydas Savickas is a laureate of several clarinet competitions. He is an active performer that has collaborated with many orchestras and participated in many festivals. He also teaches at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre and leads various master classes abroad.

Marija Mirovska was born in Kharkov but now lives in Vilnius, Lithuania. She performs actively in various European cities solo and with many chamber ensembles and orchestras and participates in many festivals.

Concert date: 2023-01-28 16:00

Performers:  Rimvydas Savickas (clarinet, Lithuania), Marija Mirovska (piano, Lithuania)

Programme: C. Saint-Saëns, F. Poulenc, A. Copland, L. Bernstein

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Legend of Čiurlionis

Harpist Joana Daunytė had an idea to arrange Čiurlionis’ music for the harp for a long time. She missed Lithuania and wanted to expand her harp repertoire with Lithuanian music, so she finally did it. Daunytė says that the composer’s early works are similar to harp music and believes that Čiurlionis would have created pieces for the harp if there were only harpists around him at the time.

Daunytė took 16 Čiurlionis’ pieces for piano and arranged them for harp. She performed and recorded the pieces in the Paliesius manor studio with Baltic Mobile Recordings and released the CD Čiurlionis on the Harp Strings with Naxos, the world’s leading classical music label.

During the concert at Paliesius, Daunytė will perform the arranged Čiurlionis’ music for the harp, as well as some music from the composer’s French contemporaries.

Performance date: 2023-02-11 16:00

Performers: Joana Daunytė (harp)

Programme: M. K. Čiurlionis, H. Renié, G. Fauré, C. Salzedo, M. Tournier

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Concert „A Kiss from France“

On February 25 at 4 PM, a French-inspired programme “A Kiss from France” awaits at Paliesius manor. It’s a new surprise from the ensemble LIETUVA, which has always had interesting repertoires: this time, the ensemble will perform pieces by Bizet, Debussy, Ravel and other French virtuosos with Lithuanian national instruments. The audience will hear songs from “Carmen”, “L’Arlésienne” and “Bolero” in Lithuanian and will also see performances of modern dance compositions.

The songs will be performed by the ensemble LIETUVA, led by senior conductor dr Egidijus Kaveckas, and a fast-rising opera singer, soprano Ilona Pliavgo. And for the very first time, the programme will be enriched by the solo dance performance of the ensemble’s senior ballet master Aušra Krasauskaitė, who has won some of the highest Lithuanian awards for her works.

Performance date: 2023-02-11 16:00

Performers: Senior conductor and orchestra leader: dr  Egidijus Kaveckas. Performers: State Song and Dance Ensemble LIETUVA. Soloist: Ilona Pliavgo (soprano). Dance solo: Aušra Krasauskaitė. Arranger: Rūta Raginytė

Programme: C. Debussy, G. Bizet, L. Delibes, J. Massenet, G. Faure, J. Offenbach, M. Ravel

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BAROQUE CONTEMPO: Baroque Music with a Different Face

On 4 March, Paliesius manor invites all to a synthesis of baroque and jazz, a unique and colourful combination. Quartet Baroque Contempo will reveal the magic of impulsive baroque by enriching arias with intriguing jazz pulse. Jazz performers Vytis Smolskas, Silvija Pankūnaitė and Simonas Šipavičius and a classical singer soprano Karolina Glinskaitė will lead the audience to a trip in the labyrinths of baroque music. The Muse of this idea is Harmony. While searching for the points of contact between two different musical styles, the performers metaphorically encourage everyone to strive for tolerance, commonality and spiritual harmony. And by making music together, they create a pure and magical atmosphere, reflect various feelings and experiences. This baroque will be different. It’s new baroque. Baroque with no wigs but with wings.

The audience will also see an original visual installation, created according to Baroque Contempo’s music by the artists Adomas Žudys and Dalia Mikonytė.

Performance date: 2023-03-04 16:00

Performers: Karolina Glinskaitė (vocals, Belgium/Lithuania), Silvija Pankūnaitė (vocals, Lithuania), Vytis Smolskas (piano, arrangements, Lithuania), Simonas Šipavičius (saxophone, Lithuania)

Programme: A. Stradella, G. Sibella, Ch. W. Gluck, G. F. Händel, F. Durante, G. Bononcini, G. B. Pergolesi, G. Caccini, C. Gounod, J.S. Bach

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An Hour with Philip Glass v2.0: Jurgis Karnavičius (piano, Lithuania)

In February 2022, Paliesius’ audience listened to Philip Glass‘ Etudes, performed by Jurgis Karnavičius. However, only Book 1, the first 10 etudes, was played. And now we invite everyone to the continuation of the concert: Karnavičius will perform Book 2 of the Etudes (11-20): different, written after almost 20 years, “often bolder in finding new structures and fresh keyboard colours”.

Jurgis Karnavičius is one of the most famous Lithuanian pianists of the older generation. He is a laureate of several competitions, such as the International Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Competition in Vienna, a professor at the LMTA Piano Department and a frequent member of evaluation committees at various international competitions. Karnavičius has performed with many Lithuanian chamber orchestras and his wife, soloist Sigutė Stonytė. But his concerts are rare: the pianist is strict with himself and spends a long time maturing his creative ideas so that he can form the richest range of emotions to evoke.

Performance date: 2023-04-01 16:00

Programme: Philip Glass – Etudes for Solo Piano. Book 2 (Nos. 11-20)

Performers: Jurgis Karnavičius (piano, Lithuania)

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Trio NEDA / LABUTIS / BANYS: „Spiritus in Jazz“

This trio has celebrated its five-year anniversary. In the middle of 2017 Neda Malūnavičiūtė and Vytautas Labutis, two old stage partners, started teaming up with young and creative pianist Richardas Banys.

No wonder, since its first days in 1990 this tandem was always fuelled by experiments. During long years of partnership, Vytautas and Neda have developed an unprecedented telepathic sense of ensemble and way of communicating, which empowers them to realise any idea. Their improvisational vocabulary is inexhaustible.

Trio performs a programme of original compositions by Vytautas Labutis, Richardas Banys and Neda Malūnavičiūtė and several other authors.. With this line-up, the ensemble has already performed at Lithuanian Birštonas, Vilnius Mama Jazz, Kiev „Jednist“ jazz festivals, as well as at many Lithuanian locations.

Performance date: 2023-04-22 16:00

Performers: Neda Malūnavičiūtė (vocal, flute), Vytautas Labutis (saxes, bass clarinet), Richardas Banys (piano)

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Tord Gustavsen Trio (Norway)

On 6 May 2023, world-renowned jazz pianist Tord Gustavsen and his trio are coming back to Paliesius manor to present their new album ‘Opening’. It is a rare chance to hear a legendary jazz trio live!

Tord Gustavsen has toured extensively with his trio, quartet and alternative line-ups in the USA, Canada, UK, France, Germany and his native Norway. He has appeared at major festivals in various other countries including Australia, Brazil, Japan, Korea, Turkey, Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Poland; and received many critical awards.

The trio has released many acclaimed albums. ‘Opening’, the addition of 2022, with the introduction of bassist Steinar Raknes, adds strong, sensuous musical foundations, as well as virtuous solo playing to the amalgam, and takes the trio to yet another level. London Jazz News called it “a quietly beguiling release… there’s an artistry to Gustavsen’s composition, a skill in their execution, and a warmth to their spirit that keeps the listener engaged”.

Performance date: 2023-05-06 19:00

Programme: Tord Gustavsen Trio: “Opening”

Performers: Tord Gustavsen (piano / electronics), Steinar Raknes (bass / electronics), Jarle Vespestad (drums)

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Recital of Beethoven: Pierre Réach (piano, France)

Over the years, and in many corners of the world, Pierre Réach has acquired a reputation of an outstanding pianist performing many spectacular works.

His first prize at the Olivier Messiaen international competition announced him to the public. Mr. Réach was also a prize winner of the Pozzoli competition in Italy, Maria Canals, and Jaen in Spain, and more. He studied at the Paris Conservatory under Yvonne Lefébure and Yvonne Loriod, with Maria Curcio in London, and received regular advice from Arthur Rubinstein, Alexis Weissenberg, and Paul Badura-Skoda.

In his vast repertoire, which ranges from Bach to Olivier Messiaen, Mozart, Schubert, Schumann and Chopin, the works of Beethoven have always occupied a special place. For him nowadays, being able to play the 32 sonatas of this composer, with whom he has never ceased to engage with passion, represents a real achievement and a synthesis in a life of tenacious will, hard work, and ever higher demands for perfection.

Concert date: 2023-06-03 16:00

Performers: Pierre Réach (piano, France)

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