Conductor & composer
Music of Lithuanian composer of young generation Gediminas Gelgotas is performed by Kristjan Järvi, David Geringas, Daniel Hope, Lidia Baich, Roman Patkoló, Sergey Nakariakov, amongst others in such concert halls, as Gewandhaus (Leipzig), Konzerthaus (Berlin), Tonhalle (Zurich), Mariinsky Theatre (St. Petersburg), Theatre de Champs Elysees (Paris), programmed in Schleswig-Holstein, Beethovenfest, Kissinger Sommer, Merano, Young Euro Classics, Odessa Classics and other famous festivals, broadcasted and covered by Mezzo TV, Arte TV, BR Klassik, Classic FM, covered by The Violin Channel, The Strad and The Gramophone. His original works and arrangements are released by Naïve Classique and Deutsche Gramophone labels, scores published by Peermusic – and all that is just a tip of the iceberg of the achievements that he, being only 35 years old, can list today.
When Gelgotas was nineteen he founded his ensemble – the New Ideas Chamber Orchestra NICO – with which he performs his music regularly in prestigious festivals and concert halls all over Europe, also in the United States and Asia. Today critics point to his “breadth of views, depth, freedom, courage and, most importantly, openness” (N. Rogozhina, russculture.ru) as well as his unique and highly attractive musical language, which is based on modern, multi-stylistic influences that combine austere, melodic beauty with a stunning rhythmic drive. His music is also often regarded as captivating for new and younger audiences of classical music.
Official website: www.gedinimasgelgotas.com