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 musicDecember
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
Concert of Eugenijus Chrebtovas: Merry Christmas with Sinatra and Friends
On 18 December, we invite you to a cosy musical evening with the famous opera soloist Eugenijus Chrebtovas at Paliesius manor. Chrebtovas and pianist Tomas Dičiūnas have prepared a festive programme with the most famous Sinatra songs and holiday classics such as White Christmas, Feliz Navidad, Hallelujah and more.
Eugenijus Chrebtovas was born in 1982 in Donetsk, Ukraine, and received a bachelor’s degree in chamber singing at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. He has participated in many competitions, including the Paulauskas contest, where he won the 3rd place in 2001 and 1st place in 2003. He is also the first prize winner of the Tit Kuzik Vocal Competition (2012, Estonia) and laureate of the Chaliapin International Vocal Competition Golosa nad Pliosom (2010, Russia). Currently, Chrebtovas is performing at the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre and solo concerts in Lithuania and abroad.
Performance date: 2022-12-18 14:00
Programme: most iconic Frank Sinatra songs and holiday classics such as White Christmas, Hallelujah, Can’t Help Falling in Love, Always on My Mind, Adagio and Feliz Navidad.
Performers: Eugenijus Chrebtovas (vocals, Lithuania), Tomas Dičiūnas (piano, Lithuania)December
“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”December
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 ManorDecember
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”January
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. BernsteinJanuary
Cello Club: “Festive Lights”
No person is indifferent to the cello. And when there are as many as five cellos on the same stage, something really fascinating happens. Interested? Then come to the concert Festive Lights by The Cello Club, a new ensemble formed in 2020, featuring five professional cellists: Povilas Jacunskas, Domas Jakštas, Arnas Kmieliauskas, Evaldas Petkus and Rokas Vaitkevičius.
All five are active musicians in Lithuania: they are members of orchestras and various ensembles, concertmasters. Their Cello Club was inspired by the homogeneous ensembles that have become really popular in Western Europe.
Cello Club is unique for its democratic principle of ensemble functioning, where each of the five members can become both a leader and a soloist. The ensemble performs serious academic music, popular classics and lighter genre pieces, without shying away from humour and reconsidering the boundaries between serious art and entertainment.
Performance date: 2023-02-04 16:00
Performers: Povilas Jacunskas (cello, Lithuania), Domas Jakštas (cello, Lithuania), Arnas Kmieliauskas (cello, Lithuania), Evaldas Petkus (cello, Lithuania), Rokas Vaitkevičius (cello, Lithuania)February
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. TournierFebruary
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. BachMarch
Grand Trio: A Brightened Night
On March 5, we invite you to a concert of Grand Trio at Paliesius Manor! The trio, which always pays special attention to opuses rarely heard in Lithuania and abroad, will perform works by Šenderovas, Schönberg and Brahms.
Grand Trio is made up of a master cellist and conductor David Geringas, virtuoso pianist Petras Geniušas and violinist Dalia Kuznecovaitė, primaria of the Vilnius State Quartet. David Geringas has an incredibly wide-ranging repertoire and belongs to the world’s contemporary classical music elite. Petras Geniušas stands out among Lithuanian performers for the versatility of his interests and his constant, often risky search for new forms of expression, and unusual musical and spiritual experiences. And Dalia Kuznecovaitė is one of the most prominent Lithuanian violinists today, a laureate of many international and national competitions.
Come and spend a Brightened Night together with us!
Performance date: 2023-03-05 14:00
Programme: A. Šenderovas, A. Schönberg, J. Brahms
Performers: David Geringas (cello), Petras Geniušas (piano), Dalia Kuznecovaitė (violin)March
Augustas Gocentas and Gabrielė Sutkutė: A Dream in Paris
On 18 March, Augustas Gocentas (cello) and Gabrielė Sutkutė (piano) invite you to immerse yourself in a gentle evening dream in Paris. It will be an evening of French lightness and elegance, with Debussy’s reflections and the melodious flow of Fauré, which will carry you to the streets of Paris, allow you to feel the simple rhythm of French life.
Cellist Augustas Gocentas is a winner of several competitions and a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra. He has also played with the chamber orchestra Kremerate Baltica, Baltic Sea Philharmonic orchestra, the Joint Sibelius and Juilliard Schools Symphony Orchestra, and participated in many music festivals.
Pianist Gabrielė Sutkutė is known as a musician with a strong temperament as well as “great precision and musicality”. She is a winner of several competitions and performs actively, including in such famous halls as the Wigmore Hall and Steinway Hall in the UK.
Performance date: 2023-03-18 16:00
Programme: C. Debussy, C. Saint-Saëns, G. Fauré, M. Ravel, F. Chopin
Performers: Augustas Gocentas (cello, Lithuania), Gabrielė Sutkutė (piano, Lithuania)March
Jazz Recital: Egidijus Buožis (piano)
On March 25 at Paliesius Manor, we invite you to a concert by Egidijus Buožis, a Lithuanian jazz pianist, composer, producer, a Professor of Music in Jazz Studies at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. The repertoire of E. Buožis is wide: from well-known jazz standards to original contemporary jazz compositions using be-bop, hard-bop, cool, fusion, ethno jazz, and acid-jazz elements. During this concert, he will perform his own original compositions. No jazz fan should miss this chance!
Egidijus Buožis has given many solo piano concerts and performed with the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra and most eminent jazz performers in Lithuania and abroad. Since 1995, he has released many albums alone and with other jazz artists, containing his own original compositions, improvisations, jazz standards, folk songs and more. He was added to the Guinness Book of Records for performing the longest spontaneous jazz composition in the world (72 minutes).
Performance date: 2023-03-25 16:00
Programme: Original jazz compositions
Performers: Egidijus Buožis (piano, Lithuania)March
“Between East and West”: Tadas Girininkas (bass, Lithuania)
On 15 April, we invite everyone to listen to a great bass singer Tadas Girininkas. Together with pianist Justas Šervenikas, he will perform Brahms’ Four Serious Songs, Wolf’s song cycle, songs based on Shakespeare’s words and others.
Tadas Girininkas sings roles for the bass voice. His repertoire includes main bass roles such as Zuniga (Carmen), Sparafucile (Rigoletto), Zweiter Geharnischter (Zauberflöte), Johan (Werther), Don Alfonso (Cosi fan tutte), Escamillo (Carmen), Capuletti (Roméo et Juliette), Wagner (Faust), Raimondo (Lucia di Lammermoor), Attila (Attila), etc. He has worked with many conductors and orchestras. Girininkas was the Opera Soloist of the Year in 2013 in Lithuania and was twice awarded the Golden Stage Cross, the highest theater award in Lithuania.
Justas Šervenikas often partners with Girininkas on stage. He is an active performer that has worked together with many orchestras and artists, such as French violinist Philippe Graffine, Estonian pianist Johan Randvere.
Concert date: 2023-04-01 16:00
Performers: Tadas Girininkas (bass, Lithuania), Justas Šervenikas (piano, Lithuania)
Programme: J. Brahms, H. Wolf, V. Silvestrov, R. Quilter, G. FinziApril
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: 2023-04-15 16:00
Programme: Philip Glass – Etudes for Solo Piano. Book 2 (Nos. 11-20)
Performers: Jurgis Karnavičius (piano, Lithuania)April
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)April
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)May
„Hommage à Brahms“
On 20 May, we invite all music lovers who enjoy classical and contemporary classical works to Paliesius Manor to pay tribute to the famous Romantic composer J. Brahms and the 20th-century composers G. Ligeti and M. Weinberg! The pieces will be performed by violinist Barbora Valiukevičiūtė, pianist Onutė Gražinytė and Italian French horn player Andrea Mancini.
Violinist Barbora Valiukevičiūtė performs in solo and chamber ensembles, teaches, and actively curates musical events and various projects. She has appeared in many prestigious venues and is also the organiser of the annual summer music festival Music System Italy in Italy, the founder of Music Academy for Young Professionals, and the ambassador of Kaunas – European Capital of Culture 2022.
Pianist Onutė Gražinytė is a laureate of ten national and international competitions. She is an active performer as a soloist and a member of chamber ensembles, has appeared in many festivals and prestigious venues.
Performance date: 2023-05-20 16:00
Programme: G. Ligeti, M. Weinberg, J. Brahms
Performers: Barbora Valiukevičiūtė (violin, Lithuania), Andrea Mancini (French horn, Italy), Onutė Gražinytė (piano, Lithuania)May
Donato Ravini (tenor, Italy), Lina Giedraitytė (piano, Lithuania)
Donato Ravini is an Italian tenor who was introduced to the world of music and art by Salesian monks. He has been singing since school, where he attended a choir. Once he visited a music store to choose a guitar and started singing: the store clerk, an opera baritone, exclaimed that Ravini was a tenor and could sing opera. So Ravini found a singing teacher. He has learned tenor parts in many famous Italian operas, recorded CDs, and created solo programmes for Lithuanian and Italian audiences. From 2015 he is performing at concerts in Lithuania, together with many other musicians, orchestras and ensembles.
On 27 May, at Paliesius Manor, Donato Ravini will perform a repertoire of classic Italian songs and Neapolitan songs, accompanied by Lina Giedraitytė, concertmaster of the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre. Lina is a long-time partner of Virgilijus Noreika; she participates in various theatre productions, concerts and festivals.
Performance date: 2023-05-27 16:00
Programme: Classic Italian songs and Neapolitan songs
Performers: Donato Ravini (tenor, Italy), Lina Giedraitytė (piano, Lithuania)May
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)June
Kogan / Bankas Duo
Lithuanian-born violinist Atis Bankas is a long-time member of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the first violinist of the Gould String Quartet, member of the Potsdam Trio, leader of Ensemble CamerAtis, leader and artistic director of the Canadian Chamber Academy Orchestra, founder and artistic director of Music Niagara. In recognition of his musical contributions, Atis Bankas was inducted into the International Knightly Order of St. George.
Russian-born pianist Victoria Kogan has won the Stravinsky Piano Competition, Andorra Piano Competition, E-Piano Competition in Minneapolis and International Piano Competition in Korea, among others. She was praised as “an admirably gifted performer’’ by Yuri Temirkanov and as a “pianist of great talent, having extraordinary skills and boundless musicality” by Mikhail Pletnev.
The duo will perform classic compositions at Paliesius manor on 15 July. We invite you not to miss such extraordinary talents!
Performance date: 2023-07-15 16:00
Programme: J. S. Bach, F. Schubert, P. Hindemith, M. Weinberg, S. Vainiūnas, P. de Sarasate
Performers: Atis Bankas (violin, Lithuania / Canada), Victoria Kogan (piano, Canada)July
Piano mystery “Stories of the Merchant of Venice”
The programme by pianist Gintaras Januševičius is a journey through Venice, a musical mystery based on the legends and images of this mysterious city. The audience, following the change of the musical pieces, will feel as if carried by gondolas through the portraits of Venetian inhabitants and the city’s paintings, able to intuitively touch the mysteries of the life of the olden time. Listeners will recognize such carnival characters as Pierrot and Harlequin, the treacherous Casanova, and enjoy the sounds inspired by Murano stained glass, silk, and the scent of orange blossom.
Gintaras Januševičius rose to fame in 2004, when he became the youngest finalist of the Montréal International Music Competition: his performances of Rachmaninoff’s Études-Tableaux Op. 39 were praised by many piano masters. As a soloist, he has appeared with more than 30 orchestras, and has presented solo and chamber programmes in many Lithuanian and German cities, as well as other cities abroad.
Performance date: 2023-08-06 14:00
Programme: works of A. Vivaldi, B. Marcello, B. Galuppi, C. Monteverdi, F. Chopin, E. Wolf-Ferrari, C. Debussy, N. Galiamova.
Performers: Gintaras Januševičius (piano, Lithuania / Germany)August
Jean-Marc Luisada (piano, France), Talich Quartet (string quartet, the Czech Republic)
Are you a music lover? Then do not miss the performance of the piano poet Jean-Marc Luisada and the Talich quartet, one of the world´s finest string quartets and the embodiment of the great Czech musical tradition!
French pianist Jean-Marc Luisada is known for his outstanding grace and unexpected interpretations. He plays for the soul of the audience and likes making jokes on stage. He has won several prizes in international piano competitions, including the International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, and has performed in many countries with many orchestras, quartets, and instrumentalists.
The Talich Quartet has been evolving as part of a prestigious line of musicians for more than fifty years, representing Czech musical art throughout the world. The quartet is invited to prestigious chamber music festivals and visits such venues as New York’s Carnegie Hall, le Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and Salle Gaveau in Paris and London’s Wigmore Hall.
Performance date: 2023-08-12, 17:00
Performers: Jean-Marc Luisada (piano, France), Talich Quartet (string quartet, the Czech Republic)August
Canto Ostinato | Simeon ten Holt: Judith Wegmann & Simon Bucher (piano duo, Switzerland)
On 28 October, we await all fans of contemporary classical music and improvisation. The duo of Swiss pianists Judith Wegmann and Simon Bucher will perform Canto Ostinato by the Dutch composer Simeon ten Holt, one of the most important works of minimal music written for the piano.
Canto Ostinato exhales vitality and energy. A meditative and at the same time deeply moving experience, the piece opens up an immense inner space and evokes the rhythm of the sea, waves crashing on the shore over and over again. It brings you into a trance-like state, heightening your perceptions.
Judith Wegmann performs regularly in many differing styles. She is able to crossover between different genres, which makes her projects unique and valued in Switzerland and abroad. She has won several sponsorship prizes and grants, and her albums were greatly praised.
Simon Bucher is a sought-after soloist, improviser, chamber musician and accompanist. His piano playing is applauded by the press and audiences alike.
Performance date: 2023-10-28 16:00
Programme: Simeon ten Holt
Performers: Judith Wegmann (piano, Switzerland), Simon Bucher (piano, Switzerland)
Performers: Judith Wegmann (piano, Switzerland), Simon Bucher (piano, Switzerland)October