Lithuanians in the News
29th May 2011
Lithuanian Music Triumphs at Adelaide International Cello Festival
David Geringas. Photo courtesy
At the recent Adelaide International Cello Festival, April 1-10 2011, the celebrated Lithuanian-born master cellist and conductor David Geringas was the star attraction and the Lithuanian eminent composer Anatolijus ŠĐenderovas was the featured composer.
David Geringas, born in Vilnius, Lithuania in 1946, has been described as a cello legend and one of the great cellists of his generation. He studied the cello under the renowned cellist Rostropovich and became his favourite and most distinguished student. Since 1975 he has been living in Berlin, teaching and travelling around the world as a soloist and a conductor with
David Geringas in concert with Anatolijus ĐŠenderovas at the piano.
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the most important orchestras around the globe. Renowned composers of contemporary music have dedicated works to Geringas. He makes it a point in promoting the music of Lithuanian composers.
Geringas’ performances and master classes at the Adelaide International Cello Festival were an outstanding success. Among the works he performed were two compositions by Anatolijus Šenderovas, dedicated to Geringas – the Concerto in C for cello and orchestra and “David’s Song” for cello and string quartet. Both works were very warmly received and achieved critical acclaim. The concerto became the culminating point of the Festival. Šenderovas had been awarded the European Composer's Prize in 2002 for the concerto after its premiere in Germany. “David’s Song” was composed by Šenderovas for the occasion of Geringas’ 60th birthday.

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