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Concerti will reign in the evening of the LCO and violin virtuosos

Concerti will reign in the evening of the LCO and violin virtuosos


Four violin concerti! This coming Saturday at the National Philharmonic Hall the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra (LCO) will present Viva il concerto!, a true celebration of violin and orchestral music. The violin solos will alternate between Lithuania’s beloved Sergej Krylov, the Artistic Director of the LCO, Paulina Jankovskytė, the M. Rostropovich Charity and Support Foundation scholarship holder, and guests from Switzerland Pavel Vernikov and Svetlana Makarova.

Tonight’s audience will be treated to the feast of the classical concerto genre. The programme features Antonio Vivaldi and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’sclassical concerti brimming with cheerful and expressive melodies, swift and vibrant rhythms. The orchestra will collaborate with one violinist (S. Krylov), three violinists (S. Krylov, P. Vernikov, S. Makarova) and four violinists (S. Krylov, P. Vernikov, P. Jankovskytė, S. Makarova).

Georgian Giya Kancheli’s cinematographic Twilight will scatter the classicist flavour for a while. Commissioned by the International Mozarteum Foundation (2004) and premiered in Salzburg (2005) the opus is scored for two violins (or violin and viola), strings and synthesiser. Vaiva Eidukaitytė-Storastienė will perform the latter part and violin solos will feature Pavel Vernikov and Svetlana Makarova.

Viva il concerto! presents a rare chance to enjoy Sergej Krylov, the Artistic Director and Conductor of the LCO, playing solo violin. Moreover, this time he will share the stage with his friends and stage partners from Switzerland. For past two decades Pavel Vernikov, the Artistic Director of the Sion Festival, a disciple of David Oistrakh and Semyon Snitkovsky, has been praised as a violin virtuoso. A winner of numerous competitions he appears in such halls as Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center in New York, Wigmore Hall in London and La Scala in Milan to name but a few. Vernikov has been a member of Tchaikovsky Trio for thirty years. Professor gives master classes around the world: Italy, France, Finland, Spain (Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofia), Israel (Rubin Academy), Germany (Kronberg Academy), serves as a jury member in various competitions (Szigeti, Kreisler, Gui, ARD, Sendai, Sarasate, Wieniawski, etc.). He has recorded for Ondine, RCA and Dynamic. 

Another violinist in the duo returning to the Lithuanian Philharmonic Hall is Svetlana Makarova. The violinist started to play violin at the age of five, and at the age ten won first prize in the International Youth Tchaikovsky Competition. She gives concerts around the globe. Both Vernikov and Makarova are violin Professors of Haute Ecole de la Musique in Lausanne. 

Tonight the audience will meet young and talented Lithuanian violinist Paulina Jankovskytė, a pupil at the National M. K. Čiurlionis School of Art. Krylov’s invitee, the violinist is a winner of various national and international competitions. Jankovskytė took part in Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival (Germany), performed in the Kucuk (Small) Tiyatro in Ankara (Turkey) and Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in Berlin. As a soloist she has appeared with Lithuanian and St. Christopher chamber orchestras, Kaunas Symphony Orchestra, took part in the master classes led by renowned violinists including Krylov.

Don’t miss Viva il concerto! featuring the violin virtuosos and the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra at the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall on Saturday 11 February, 19.00.

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