Wind Across Your Knees
On 9 December 2023, 16:00 at Paliesius Manor: an inseparable stage duo Domantas Razauskas and Saulius Petreikis, both well-known and recognisable for their musical style and sound.
Each of their concerts is memorable and incomparable. Even old songs take on new and unexpected sounds every time they perform.
There will be no shortage of improvisations, lamentation songs and incantations at Paliesius Manor. The music performed by this shamanic duo touches every corner of the heart. They believe in what they do and make the audience believe in it, too. Hear only the most beautiful songs and poetry by Donatas, improvisations by Saulius, and feel the music flowing through the veins, all in one concert.
Performance date: 2023-12-09 16:00
Programme: songs by Domantas Razauskas and improvisations by Sauliaus Petreikis
Performers: Domantas Razauskas (guitar, vocals), Saulius Petreikis (instruments from all over the world) | LithuaniaDecember
Andrius Žlabys (piano, USA / Lithuania)
On 16 December, Andrius Žlabys, a pianist that lives in the USA but is always welcome in Lithuania, returns to the PASAGA Concert Hall!
Andrius Žlabys was nominated for the prestigious Grammy Award and is one of the most renowned contemporary Lithuanian pianists who has gained international recognition. He is praised for his seemingly effortless virtuosity, generous and all-encompassing sound, enchanting interpretations, and richness of musical perception. When Andrius Žlabys went to the USA to study piano, he was soon noticed as a “shining hope of pianists” (The New York Sun). He has subsequently performed with many of the world’s leading symphony orchestras, won numerous international competitions, has given concerts at world-renowned venues such as Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, the Concertgebouw, Carnegie Hall, the Phillips Collection, and Wigmore Hall, among others. The musicians he has worked with include Yuri Bashmet, Hilary Hahn, Gidon Kremer, and many others.
Performance date: 2023-12-16 16:00
Programme: Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Claude Debussy, César Franck
Performers: Andrius Žlabys (piano, USA / Lithuania)December
Eugenijus Chrebtovas’ Concert: Golden Songs of America
On 17 December at Paliesius manor, the singer Eugenijus Chrebtovas will present to his loyal fans the programme “Golden Songs of America”. It will take listeners back several decades and allow them to sing, clap and sway to the rhythm of swing, to the sound of the music that everyone knows and recognises from the very first notes.
The well-known singer Eugenijus Chrebtovas has recently been focusing more on the presentation of different programmes, which he performs both in the big cities and small towns. His repertoire includes not only classical but also popular music. The singer, renowned for his professionalism and extraordinary charisma, surprises his listeners every time by performing well-known works in a new and unusual way. This evening’s concert is no exception: the audience’s favourite works by Presley, Sinatra and Martin will be given a new twist with piano accompaniment by Vitalij Neugasimov, a pianist, improviser and composer.
Performance date: 2023-12-17 14:00
Programme: works by Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin
Performers: Eugenijus Chrebtovas (vocals), Vitalij Neugasimov (piano) | LithuaniaDecember
Together Around the World
Celebrate Christmas at Paliesius Manor by travelling the world with two talented performers: violinist Ieva Pranskute and cellist Mislav Brajković. The journey will start in Austria with Mozart, then we will meet Litvak composer Anatolij Senderov and finally visit many countries with Igudesman’s pieces. The music will warm the hearts and create a celebration of beauty and sounds!
Ieva Pranskutė is one of the brightest Lithuanian violinists of the younger generation. She started violin lessons at the age of five and was already performing as a soloist with the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra by six. Ieva has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in many European countries, India, and China.
Mislav Brajković is a laureate of many international competitions such as CARSA, Lions Grand Prix, CIMA, and the Croatian National Competition. He has participated in world-renowned festivals such as the Amsterdam Cello Biennial, the Styrian Chamber Music Festival, the Osoro Music Evenings, etc.
Performance date: 2023-12-26 16:00
Programme: W. A. Mozart, A. Senderov, A. Igudesman
Performers: Ieva Pranskutė (violin, Lithuania / Austria), Mislav Brajković (cello, Croatia / Austria)December
Emerald New Year in Paliesius: Erica Jennings and Petras Geniušas
Legends say that when you look at an emerald, your heart becomes serene. When you touch it, pain and sadness melt away, and the heart starts beating to the rhythm of love. The whole being is filled with strength, and it seems you can overcome anything.
This power of an emerald also awaits at Paliesius Manor during New Year’s. First, it will touch your tongue as you take a glass of wine from the cellars or come to understand French wines deeper in a tasting. Then the magic will reach the ears with the help of pianist Petras Geniušas and the enchanting singing of Erica Jennings: together, they will open the way for listeners to unknown musical spaces, let them discover something new, inspire them to dream and ignite love – just like an emerald does. After the concert, we’ll invite you to a festive dinner that will please both your taste and smell receptors. Finally, magic will be able to fill the whole body with dancing. We will welcome the New Year with hearts full of emerald magic.
Performance date: 2023-12-31 17:30
Performers: Erica Jennings (vocals), Petras Geniušas (piano) | LithuaniaDecember
New Ideas Chamber Orchestra NICO: The end is the beginning
It was back in 2006 when the 19-year-old Lithuanian composer Gediminas Gelgotas came up with an idea to bring together string players, who would perform his music and transmit his artistic visions into reality. Now, 16 years later, this embodiment of ‘one-artist-vision’, called the New Ideas Chamber Orchestra NICO, amazes the audience with their alluring, captivating, and original music performances and brings composer’s music to the leading classical and contemporary music venues.
While listening to NICO, you may want to turn inward and meditate, or just get up and dance – the effect is mesmerizing, and the result is inspiring to all ages. The uniqueness of the NICO concept is highly determined by Gelgotas’ musical language itself, in which the classical music idiom is mixed with light hints and influences of popular music.
Performance date: 2023-12-02 16:00
Programme: Gediminas Gelgotas, Arvo Pärt, Philip Glass, Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis
Performers: New Ideas Chamber Orchestra NICO: Augusta Jusionytė (violin), Dalia Kontutė (violin), Julija Ivanovaitė (violin), Agata Ursul (violin), Liudvikas Silickas (cello), Augustinas Sokalski (cello), Gediminas Gelgotas (piano, voice, conductor)January
Gidon Kremer & Kremerata Baltica: Searching for Music
Maestro Gidon Kremer, one of the most famous violinists of our time, and the Grammy award-winning chamber orchestra Kremerata Baltica return to Paliesius Manor!
Over the past five decades, Gidon Kremer has established and sustained a worldwide reputation as one of the most original and compelling artists of his generation. He has appeared on almost every major concert stage as a recitalist and with the most celebrated orchestras of Europe and North America and has worked with many of the greatest conductors of the past half-century.
Kremerata Baltica, founded by Gidon Kremer, has performed in more than 50 countries, over 1000 concerts in 600 cities, and is considered to be one of Europe’s most prominent international ensembles.
So don’t miss this rare concert to hear musical celebrities of such caliber in Lithuania!
Performance date: 2024-01-27 18:00
Programme: Viktor Kalabis, Georgs Pelecis, Astor Piazzolla, Sofia Gubaidulina
Performers: Gidon Kremer (violin), “Kremerata Baltica” chamber orchestraJanuary
Winner of the IX International M. K. Čiurlionis Piano Competition | Jinhyung Park: The Day (piano, South Korea)
Last autumn, South Korean pianist Jinhyung Park won the first prize at the prestigious IX International M. K. Čiurlionis Piano Competition. Now he is coming to Paliesius Manor to give his first solo concert since this impressive win! We invite you not to miss this young talent’s performance.
Jinhyung Park was born in 1996 in Seoul, Korea and began studying the piano at the age of 5. His first recital was in 2009 at the Kumho Prodigy Concert Audition program. After presenting the debut recital, he has performed many solo recitals in Korea and the world, including the Prague Spring Festival in 2017, and the concerts in Bratislava and Paris, sponsored by Animato in 2019. He also played with many famous orchestras.
Jinhyung Park has won prizes in national and international competitions: he won the Prague Spring International Competition (2016), got the 1st prize in the Jaen International Piano Competition (2023), and 2nd prize in 2016 Panama International Piano Competition, among others.
Performance date: 2024-02-03 16:00
Programme: R. Schumann, C. Debussy, M. Ravel
Performers: Jinhyung Park (piano, South Korea)February
“In The Whirlwind Of Dance!”: Tango and Waltz
Love is as passionate as tango and as intoxicating as waltz… And music is the most beautiful way to express love. With music, we can relive the giddiness of falling in love, the fire of passion, and the miracle of the closeness of hearts.
So, as Valentine’s Day approaches, we invite you to treat yourself and your loved one to a flight with the magic of sound, listening to the music of the tango genius, Piazzolla.
The pieces will be performed by talented Lithuanian artists. Pianist Svetlana Maigienė is an active performer who has played with many orchestras. Pianist Lina Giedraitytė is an active performer and was a long-time stage partner of maestro Virgilijus Noreika. And cellist Tomas Ramančiūnas is a member of the cello section of the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra and the string quartet IPA, who does not limit himself to the classical scene but also likes to experiment.
Performance date: 2024-02-10 16:00
Programme: J. Strauss, J. Kosma, F. Kreisler, A. Piazzolla.
Performers: Tomas Ramančiūnas (cello), Svetlana Maigienė (violin), Lina Giedraitytė (piano) | LithuaniaFebruary
Trio Grazioso: “Winter impressions”
Trio Grazioso began its concert activity in 1997 and now performs extensively in Lithuania. They have taken part in various concert series and festivals, such as the Pažaislis International Music Festival and the Music Festival of Northern Lithuania in Biržai 2004. The trio’s concerts have been acclaimed in Denmark, Germany, and Poland.
Joana Gedmintaitė has been a soloist at the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre since 2002, where she made her debut in the role of Donna Anna in W. A. Mozart’s opera Don Juan. The flutist Viktorija Marija Zabrodaitė is often seen on the posters of various festivals and concerts, such as “Alma mater musicalis”, “Paežeriai”, and the “Didysis muzikų paradas”. Pianist Šviesė Čepliauskaitė gives solo recitals, plays chamber music with various instrumentalists and singers, and has performed with the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, the Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra, and the Tomsk Chamber Orchestra.
Performance date: 2024-02-17 16:00
Programme: C. Saint-Saëns, M. Bonis, F. Poulenc, M. K. Oginskis, J. Gaižauskas, C. Debussy, L. Delibes, F. Chopin, G. Rossini, J. Benedict, H. Bishop
Performers: Joana Gedmintaitė (soprano), Viktorija Marija Zabrodaitė (flute), Šviesė Čepliauskaitė (piano), Irena Žilinskienė (concert hostess) | LithuaniaFebruary
Bass_4: Double Bass Magic
Bass_4 is a project of four young double bassists who aim to blur the boundaries between classical, tango and popular music.
Formed in 2022, Bass_4 is the only quartet in Lithuania that performs music with four double basses. This idea was inspired by the desire to break standards, to promote and show the uniqueness of the double bass: that it has its place not only in an orchestra but also as a wonderful solo instrument with a lot of colourful sounds, rich timbres and virtuosic possibilities.
The members of this quartet are laureates of international competitions, who play solo and in various ensembles, participate in various projects, and perform symphonic and chamber music both in Lithuania and abroad. The double bassists have not only been playing together in the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra for many years but are also good friends who know each other well.
Performance date: 2024-02-24 14:30
Programme: W. A. Mozart, J. S Bach, A. Vivaldi, J. Lauber, L. van Beethoven, D. Runswick, Á. Piazolla
Performers: Double bass quartet Bass_4: Dainius Rudvalis (double bass), Augustinas Treznickas (double bass), Donatas Butkevičius (double bass), Aušvydas Kriščiūnas (double bass) | LithuaniaFebruary
The Little Prince
Pianist Gintaras Januševičius has been surprising his audiences with inventive programmes for ten years. Now he is taking on his biggest challenge yet. In this programme, Januševičius will be both a pianist and a storyteller, using the magic of musical sounds to give the legendary story of Antoine de Saint-Exupery a form never seen before. The philosophical text of the book will be enveloped by 27 French piano miniatures from the 19th and 20th centuries by both the well-known Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Georges Bizet, Camille Saint-Saëns, as well as the little-known Jehan Alain, Gabriel Grovlez, Jean-Henri Ravina or Cécile Chaminade. The concert can thus be called both a mono-spectacle and a kind of retrospective of French music.
The internationally renowned pianist rose to fame in 2004, when he became the youngest finalist in the Montreal International Piano Competition. As a soloist, he has appeared with more than 30 orchestras, presented solo and chamber programmes in many cities.
Performance date: 2024-03-09 16:00
Performers: Pianist and reader Gintaras Januševičius (Lithuania / Germany)March
Concert in Memory of Virgilijus Noreika: Thank You for the Love of Music
On 16 March at Paliesius Manor: exclusive event in memory of Maestro Virgilijus Noreika. Noreika’s students, opera soloists Jovita Vaškevičiūtė, Antanas Zakarauskas, and pianist Linas Dužinskas will perform the most beautiful opera arias and duets by G. Puccini, G. Verdi, G. Bizet, and other composers.
Mezzo-soprano Jovita Vaškevičiūtė’s most outstanding performances took place at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires. She was the third Lithuanian soloist to appear on this great stage: and the first Lithuanian to make his debut at the Teatro Colón was Maestro Noreika himself.
Antanas Zakarauskas is one of the most prominent dramatic tenors in the opera world today. He is the only opera soloist of Lithuanian origin to have been awarded the status of outstanding talent in Australia.
Linas Dužinskas, a wonderful pianist and accompanist, has been performing for many years with famous soloists. Currently, he is intensively preparing new programmes and giving concerts in Lithuania and Europe.
Performance date: 2024-03-16 16:00
Programme: C. Saint-Saëns, G. Verdi, G. Kancheli, G. Bizet, A. Raudonikis, V. di Chiara, S. Cardillo, E. Kálmán, A. Piazzolla, J. Strauss, J. Offenbach, F. Lehár
Performers: Jovita Vaškevičiūtė (mezzo-soprano), Antanas Zakarauskas (tenor), Linas Dužinskas (piano) | LithuaniaMarch
La Nativité du Seigneur | The Nativity of the Lord
On 6 April, one of the most important organ works of all time, the mystical and deeply theological cycle about the birth of Christ by the composer Olivier Messiaen, will be performed at Paliesius Manor. The performer is Dainius Sverdiolas, a talented organist who has studied Messiaen‘s work all his life.
Organist Dainius Sverdiolas (born in 1956) has given numerous organ recitals in Lithuanian concert halls and churches, has represented Lithuanian music culture at organ music festivals in Lithuania and abroad and has played the organs made by some of the most renowned masters of Western Europe. His artistic interests include monumental organ repertoire pieces from different epochs. The organist’s most notable achievement is the preparation of a 5 concert cycle that comprised all of Messiaen’s works.
La Nativité du Seigneur was created in 1935 and premiered on 27 February 1936 at La Trinité Church. Olivier Messiaen was only 26 when he composed this great masterpiece.
Performance date: 2024-04-06 16:00
Programme: Olivier Messiaen, The Nativity of the Lord (La Nativité du Seigneur)
Performers: Dainius Sverdiolas (organ, Lithuania)April
Two violins and a piano is a combination rarely heard. So this newly formed trio ensemble of three ambitious, talented performers, who have joined forces for a musical project, is unique. And the instruments make great conversations among themselves!
Dainius Puodžiukas is a concertmaster of the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra. He was awarded the title of laureate at the Young Virtuosos 2001 New York Festival Competition, which gave him the opportunity to perform as a soloist at the famous Carnegie Hall.
Ieva Puodžiukė is a Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra artist and teacher. She has toured many halls with Kremerata Baltica and has been performing chamber music for two violins together with her husband Dainius Puodžiukas since 2016.
Darius Mažintas’ piano playing is associated with expressiveness, subtlety and emotional presence. The pianist is known for musicality, unique interpretation, unexpected nuances and distinctive musical images.
Performance date: 2024-04-13 16:00
Programme: R. Clarke, L. Bernstein, M. Moszkowski
Performers: Dainius Puodžiukas (violin), Ieva Puodžiukė (violin), Darius Mažintas (piano) | LithuaniaApril
De España vengo (I Come from Spain)
On April 20 at Paliesius manor, two professional artists will come together to create a fiery fiesta of Spanish music. Hear enchanting Spanish songs by Spain’s most beloved composers, tender melodies of love, sultry rhythms pulsating with passion… A warm, cosy meeting with the performers and even warmer music will make you feel like you’re on a sunny holiday.
Aistė Pilibavičiūtė is one of the brightest opera soloists of the younger generation, a laureate of international competitions. She actively performs in the most famous Lithuanian and foreign venues, and performs roles on the main opera stage of our country: the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre, where she was awarded the Opera Soloist of the Year award in 2019.
Pilibavičienė will be accompanied by pianist Nijolė Baranauskaitė. Her professional achievements have been recognised with numerous awards; she also often prepares solo programmes. In this concert, we will also hear several Spanish works for solo piano.
Performance date: 2024-04-20 16:00
Programme: Enrique Granados, Fernando J. Obradors, Miguel Sandoval, Manuel de Falla, José María Cano Andrés, Pablo Luna, Francisco Asenjo Barbieri, Agustín Lara
Performers: Aistė Pilibavičiūtė (soprano), Nijolė Baranauskaitė (piano) | LithuaniaApril
Martín García García (piano, Spain)
Martín García García, one of the most talented contemporary pianists, returns to Paliesius manor! In autumn 2022, the performer first performed in Paliesius and Lithuania, enchanting the audience. Now he has a new programme, which he will present in the Paliesius Concert Hall on 4 May 2024.
Martín García García (born in Gijón, 1996) is considered, at 26 years old, one of the pianists with the greatest international projection.
The pianist has won first prizes in numerous international and national piano competitions, with his victory at the 2021 Cleveland International Piano Competition and his third place at the 2021 International Chopin Piano Competition being particularly noteworthy. In the latter competition, he also received a special award from the Warsaw Philharmonic National Orchestra for the best concerto performance.
Regardless of the venue’s size or the audience, he believes that there is profound content to offer to each person who has chosen to come and listen.
Performance date: 2024-05-04 18:00
Programme: J. S. Bach, J. Brahms
Performers: Martín García García (piano, Spain)May
Winner of the LAZIOSound 2023 Competition: Lorenzo Luiselli (piano, Italy)
Lorenzo Luiselli, an Italian pianist who is still very young but has already proved his talent, is coming to perform in Lithuania for the first time! In 2023, he won first prize in the LazioSound Classical Music Competition, as well as the Audience Prize. Now the 15-year-old pianist will be performing at the Paliesius Manor Concert Hall. We invite you to hear this rising talent at the beginning of his career!
Lorenzo Luiselli (born in Rome, 26 June 2008) began learning the piano at the age of 3 and a half under the guidance of Assunta Cavallari, and has since the age of 7 been studying with Sandro De Palma. He performed in Rome in 2017, in Ischia di Castro (Viterbo province, Italy) in 2021 as part of the event Itinerari Farnesiani – Dimore in Musica, in Viterbo in 2018 and 2021, during the festival I bemolli sono blu, as well as on other occasions, in 2017 and 2022. In front of audiences he has thus far played works by Bach, Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven.
Performance date: 2024-05-11 16:00
Performers: Lorenzo Luiselli (piano, Italy)May
The J. S. Bach Sonatas: Hélène Papadopoulos (piano, France / USA), Marie-Claudine Papadopoulos (violin, France / Germany)
On 18 May, pianist Hélène Papadopoulos and violinist Marie-Claudine Papadopoulos will perform Bach’s sonatas for keyboard and violin at Paliesius Manor!
Hélène and Marie-Claudine are sibling artists, renowned for their interpretation of Bach’s music. They share a close sensitivity and a similar vision of Bach’s music. Since they enrich their playing and nurture their reflection with the emotional, intellectual, and spiritual response of their audience, each concert becomes a different and extraordinary experience.
The six Sonatas for Keyboard and Violin BWV 1014-1017 stand as history’s very first modern duo sonatas, where the keyboard is not a mere accompanying instrument, but treated as equal to the violin. The Sonatas are unbelievably varied, each with its own distinctive features and character, alternating slow movements with incredibly beautiful melodious lines, with fast contrapuntal movements that demand a sharp virtuosity for the keyboard and the violin.
Performance date: 2024-05-18 16:00
Programme: J.S. BACH, Sonatas for Keyboard and Violin BWV 1014-1017
Performers: Hélène Papadopoulos (piano, France / USA), Marie-Claudine Papadopoulos (violin, France / Germany)May
Jones Jones (USA / Lithuania)
On 25 May, a special union awaits you at Paliesius Manor. You will hear the ensemble Jones Jones, composed of MARK DRESSER, LARRY OCHS, and VLADIMIR TARASOV. Together they have created genuinely touching, sometimes meditative and sometimes explosive sets of music.
The trio first performed as a unit in 2006 for one concert in the San Francisco Bay Area; that concert has set off 18 years of leaderless sound explorations among three musicians whose ability to listen and respond shines forth during every trio concert. Performing entirely improvised music, every Jones Jones musical performance adds up to something unique that could only have happened within this particular trio configuration.
“…really moving past any expectations we might have based on the individual players, as they make all these fantastic choices throughout – and find ways to really reach forward as a single unit, in a range of really wonderful sounds!” © 2019, Dusty Groove, Inc.
Performance date: 2024-05-25 18:00
Performers: Mark Dresser (double bass, USA), Larry Ochs (saxophone, USA), Vladimir Tarasov (percussion, Lithuania)May
LARS DANIELSSON & GREGORY PRIVAT PLAY LIBERETTO
On June 8, we invite you to the first concert of the Lars Danielsson and Grégory Privat duet in the Baltic States!
Swedish bassist Lars Danielsson is a true Nordic jazz legend, and critics never fail to sing his praises. He plays double bass more melodically and lyrically than others, and is famous for his technical brilliance, a vivid and consistently fertile musical imagination, and an almost telepathic understanding with other musicians. At the Paliesius Manor, he will perform with jazz pianist Grégory Privat from Martinique, considered one of the most prominent musicians of the new jazz scene.
The duo will perform Liberetto, Danielsson’s most famous album and the quintessence of his diverse forms of expression. In the album, he found a new balance between jazz, classical music, pop and European folk music and thus opened up a new dimension of how compositional processes and dramaturgy could be used in jazz. And pianist Grégory Privat adds yet another different hue to this music.
Performance date: 2024-06-08 18:00
Performers: Lars Danielsson (double bass, Sweden), Grégory Privat (piano, France / Martinique)June
ARMONAS-USS DUO: Romantic Spirits with Cello and Piano
Pianist Irena Uss and cellist Rimantas Armonas are renowned promoters of Lithuanian contemporary music. They collaborate creatively with Lithuanian composers, often inspiring the creation of new works, and have prepared more than 50 world premieres of works by Lithuanian and foreign composers in various countries. Both musicians are also professors at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre.
The ARMONAS-USS duo has been active since 1977. During 45 years of their creative activity, more than 800 concerts have been held in Lithuania and abroad. Composers have dedicated a number of works to this duo and the duo has been awarded the Lithuanian Government Culture and Art Prize for their contribution to Lithuanian culture and art. The duo has recorded about 150 works for Lithuanian and foreign radio funds, released audio cassettes, CDs and video recordings (DVD). The artists’ creative activity has been presented on LRT music programmes several times.
Performance date: 2024-06-15 16:00
Programme: Louis Caix d’Hervelois, Robert Schumann, Anatolijus Šenderovas, Claude Debussy, Enrique Granados, Ottorino Respighi, Joaquin Nin y Castellanos
Performers: ARMONAS USS DUO: Rimantas Armonas (cello), Irena Uss (piano) | LithuaniaJune
Gunta Ābele and Giovanni Fornasini duo (cello, piano | Switzerland)
Gunta Ābele. She was born for the cello. A magnificent, powerful musician of great talent with a wide smile and a big heart. This queen of the cello and her husband, the virtuoso pianist Giovanni Fornasini, will create a playful and harmonious duo in an exclusive concert at the Paliesius Manor. The musicians have a precise sense of each other, and the complex passages are even more interesting to listen to because when one of them is playing very strongly and expressively, the other turns into a silent background – and vice versa. The music will include Spanish songs by Carlos Guastavino and compositions by Fauré, Dvorak, Mendelssohn, and Schumann. This summer programme will uplift, bring joy and fill the hearts of the audience with positive emotions.
Gunta Ābele has won many competitions. In 2013 and 2019, she was nominated for the Latvian Grand Music Awards. As a soloist and member of ensembles, she has performed in many European venues and participated in renowned festivals.
Performance date: 2024-07-20 16:00
Performers: Gunta Ābele (cello), Giovanni Fornasini (piano) | SwitzerlandJuly
Duo Zeffiretti: Maayan Licht (male soprano), Guy Maori (hapsichord) | Israel
Meet Duo Zeffiretti on 17 August at Paliesius Manor: the critically acclaimed male soprano Maayan Licht and the talented pianist Guy Maori come to Lithuania and the Baltic States for the very first time! The duo won the Jury and Audience Prize at the prestigious Grachtenfestival competition in Amsterdam in 2020 and has been awarded several scholarships. Male sopranos are rare, so do not miss this exceptional performance!
Maayan Licht interprets virtuoso operatic roles as well as the Italian and French Baroque repertoire, which he shapes with a rich palette of expressive nuances. He won several prizes: the scholarship of the Dino Arici Foundation in the 2019/20 season, the Audience Prize in the Aviv Competition (2015), etc. Maayan performs frequently in the Netherlands and abroad.
Guy Maori is an Israeli harpsichordist, pianist and fortepianist who has been residing in the Netherlands since 2017. Guy performs frequently as a soloist as well as a member of different ensembles.
Performance date: 2024-08-17 18:00
Programme: Duo Zeffiretti – „Stravaganza Italiana“: A. Vivaldi, D. Scarlatti, G. F. Handel, W. Babell, J. S. Bach
Performers: Duo Zeffiretti: Maayan Licht (male soprano), Guy Maori (harpsichord) | IsraelAugust
“La belle époque”: Mūza Rubackytė (piano) and Dmitri Makhtin (violin)
In this concert, pianist Mūza Rubackytė and violinist Dmitrijus Makhtinas present their new album, dedicated to the works of Leopold Godowski and Karol Szymanowski for violin and piano. This is the second album, in which Rubackytė interprets the music of the great Litwak composer and the colourful Polish composer. The first album has been widely acclaimed internationally and won the Diapason d’Or award.
The programme presented in this concert unveils the spirit of La belle époque, the beautiful era, full of charm and inspiring ideas. The works by L. Godowsky and K. Szymanowski compose the core of this programme and paint a colourful landscape of this era’s chamber music.
Mūza Rubackytė, laureate of the Lithuanian National Prize for Culture and Art, is one of the most important ambassadors of Lithuanian musical culture in the world. Violinist Dmitri Makhtin has won the Niccolo Paganini, Louis Spohr, Montreal, Sibelius, Praetoria, and other competitions.
Performance date: 2024-08-24 16:00
Programme: Leopold Godowsky, Johannes Brahms, Karol Szymanowski
Performers: Mūza Rubackytė (piano, Lithuania / France / Switzerland) and Dmitri Makhtin (violin, Holland)August
Trio Agora: Hotel Tango
We will end the summer season at Paliesius Manor with Trio Agora: three charismatic musicians, laureates of various prestigious international competitions that regularly perform in many European concert halls but do not forget Lithuania. They will present their latest album Hotel Tango, released in June 2023 with the German record label Accentus Music. The album is a kind of international tango manifestation.
Trio Agora is a dynamic ensemble that is rapidly establishing itself as a leader in its genre. It’s a favourite with audiences for its innovation and enthusiasm. The trio won the International Anton Rubinstein Competition for Chamber Music in Düsseldorf in 2018 and the Ton & Erklärung and Ysaÿe competitions in 2021. It regularly performs new works by contemporary composers that are dedicated to the ensemble, as well as its own transcriptions and arrangements of compositions, and presents classical and romantic repertoire in major European venues.
Performance date: 2024-08-31 16:00
Programme: A. Lauro, E. Lecuona, R. Galliano, M. Ravel, C. Gardel, R. Mendizábal, J. Hoffman, I. Stravinsky, Á. Piazzolla
Performers: Žilvinas Brazauskas (clarinets, vocals, Lithuania / Germany), Natania Hoffman (cello, Italy / USA / Belgium), Robertas Lozinskis (piano, Lithuania)August
Album release concert „Resistance”: Natania Hoffman (cello, Italy/US), Monika Dars (piano, Lithuania/Belgium)
On 12 October, the duo of Lithuanian pianist Monika Dars and Italian-American cellist Natania Hoffman will return to the Paliesius Manor Concert Hall. Here, the musicians embarked on their musical explorations back in March 2023 while recording their duo’s debut album, Resistance.
They are dynamic soloists and chamber musicians who have appeared on stages in various countries, played solo with European and American orchestras, and won numerous international competitions. The duo of Natania and Monica was formed in Belgium in 2017 and soon won the second prize at the Luigi Nono Chamber Music Competition in Italy. Since then, they have performed together on stages in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Italy and Lithuania, and finally released their debut album.
The album explores four powerful and deeply human works by 20th-century composers from the Soviet Union and the Third Reich, as well as resistance to this music in the 21st-century, both symbolically and politically.
Performance date: 2024-10-12 16:00
Programme: A. Šenderovas, D. Shostakovich, J. Hoffman, J. Brahms
Performers: Natania Hoffman (cello, Italy/US), Monika Dars (piano, Lithuania/Belgium)October
Nitai Hershkovits (piano | jazz)
‘Hershkovits dances on the keys with the elegance of Fred Astaire and the melancholic wit of Charlie Chaplin’ (Cem Akalin, General Anzeiger Bonn)
Pianist and composer Nitai Hershkovits has been described as a “Genuine prodigy” by BBC music. He is a charismatic performer with an incredibly strong voice and musical vision. His dynamic playing crosses boundaries and genres thanks to a light, elegant touch that conveys a full spectrum of deep emotions and contrasts.
Nitai is an exception as a musician having done the opposite of what most do: he studied jazz as a foundation and came into classical later. This unique combination emboldens his eclectic playing style. “Reminiscent of a silky-toned old piano swinger such as the late Hank Jones” (The Guardian), intertwining bliss and melancholy with skilful freedom.
Performance date: 2024-10-19 18:00
Performers: Nitai Hershkovits (piano)October