October 3rd 2016
Vytautas Sondeckis classical concerts in London 8 – 9 October 2016

Vytautas Sondeckis classical concerts in London 8 – 9 October 2016

Part of Antanas Sutkus IN MEMORIAM exhibition programme. Dedicated to survivors of Kaunas and Vilnius Ghetto

Saturday 8 October. 11.00 – 13.00 Family concert. All ages welcome! Cultural Dialogue (UK), 6 Pall Mall East, London SW1Y 5BF

Music by Luigi Boccherini, Piotr Tchaikovsky, Robert Schumann, Anatolius Šenderovas. Performed by Vytautas Sondeckis, cello; Verene Andronikof, soprano; Andis Paegle, keyboard, electronics.

19.00 First concert in memory of the Holocaust in Lithuania. Cultural Dialogue (UK), 6 Pall Mall East, London SW1Y 5BF

Music by J.S.Bach, B.Britten, Valery Piguzov, Anatolius Šenderovas, Peteris Vasks, Arvo Pärt. Performed by Vytautas Sondeckis, cello; Verene Andronikof, soprano; Andis Paegle, keyboard, electronics.

Sunday 9 October. 20.00 Second concert in memory of the Holocaust in Lithuania. St Peter’s Church, Vere Street, London W1G 0DQ

Music by J.S.Bach, B.Britten, Valery Piguzov, Anatolius Šenderovas, Peteris Vasks, Arvo Pärt. Performed by Vytautas Sondeckis, cello; Verene Andronikof, soprano; Andis Paegle, keyboard, electronics.

Cellist Vytautas Sondeckis was the first Lithuanian winner of the Australasian International Cello Competition in 1997. Born in 1972, he is the son of the famous conductor, Saulius Sondeckis, his mother, Silvija Sondeckiene-Narunaite, having been a pupil of the great Russian cellist, Mstislav Rostropovich. His mature education took place at Vilnius Ciurlionis music college with Romanas Armonas later at the St. Petersburg Conservatory by Prof. Anatoli Nikitin. 1993 he then became a student of David Geringas in Lubeck, and in 1996 became Solo Cello of the NDR Symphony Orchestra. Since his 1997 Australasian International Cello Competition success he has been in considerable demand as a solo cellist.

Acclaimed performances in Ravinia, Schleswig-Holstein, Reingau, Niedersächsische Musiktage, Liszt-en-Provence, Usedom, Montreux, Strings on Fire Gewandhaus Leipzig, Eremitage St.Petersburg, Salacgriva, Nakties Serenados Palanga, Kintai festivals and others. Concerts in Berlin Philharmonie, Laeiszhalle, Concertgebow Amsterdam, Auditorium Verdi Milano, Roy Thomson Hall Toronto, Opera City hall Tokyo, St.Petersburg Philharmony great hall, to name only a few. Together on stage with Christoph Eschenbach, David Geringas, Renée Fleming, Jose Carreras, Juozas Domarkas.

Vytautas Sondeckis is also a succesful Crossover/ Electronic/Jazz muscian. Collaborations with Marius Adomaitis, Ten Walls, Bugge Wesseltoft, Nils Petter Molvaer, Lars Danielsson, Jan Bang, Eivind Aarset, Arve Henriksen, Egidijus Buozis, Jacky Terasson, Suzy Hildegard, Caecilie Norby, De Phazz, Brian Eno.

Vytautas Sondeckis records available on EMI, Universal, Warner, ECM, Naxos labels.

These events are organised by White Space Gallery in partnership with Cultural Dialogue (UK) as part of Antanas Sutkus In Memoriam exhibition. 23 September – 22 October 2016. 6 Pall Mall East, London SW1Y 5BF

 

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