Jakub Józef Orliński

Jakub Józef Orliński
Jakub Józef Orliński, countertenor. Photo by M. Sharkey

Friday, September 29, 2017

George Li plays Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No.23 in A major – Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Alexey Utkin – XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, 2015, Piano / Round 2, Second stage














The International Tchaikovsky Competition, first held more than 50 years ago, is not only a valuable asset of Russian musical culture but is also one of the major events in the international music community. The International Tchaikovsky Competition is held once every four years.

The first, in 1958, included two disciplines – piano and violin. Beginning with the second competition, in 1962, a cello category was added, and the vocal division was introduced during the third competition in 1966. In 1990, a fifth discipline was announced for the IX International Tchaikovsky Competition – a contest for violin makers which was held before the main competition.

The XV International Tchaikovsky Competition was held in Moscow and St Petersburg from June 15 to July 3, 2015, and was dedicated to the 175th anniversary of the great Russian composer.

In the competition participated more than 600 artists from 45 countries.

On the jury for piano was the distinguished pianists Dmitri Bashkirov, Boris Berezovsky, Michel Béroff, Peter Donohoe, Sergei Dorensky, Barry Douglas, Denis Matsuev, Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Alexander Toradze, Vladimir Feltsman, Klaus Hellwig, and the founder and director of the Verbier International Festival and Academy, Martin Engström.

The pianists competing at the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition must perform, during the second round of the Competition, one of the seven piano concertos written by Mozart and selected by the Competition.



Mozart completed the Piano Concerto No.23 in A major on March 2, 1786, and most likely played the first performance a few days later in Vienna. For the coronation, in 1781, of Austrian Emperor Joseph II and attendant celebrations, Prince-Archbishop Hieronymous Colloredo of Salzburg moved his entire court to Vienna. He summoned his most famous musical employee, the younger Mozart, who'd been savoring the success of Idomeneo in Munich, an opera specially commissioned by the Elector of Bavaria. The reluctant Wolfgang Amadé, by then thoroughly detesting his pfennig-pinching employer, arrived in the Hapsburg capital on March 16. By June 8, he had managed to get dismissed from Colloredo's service (with a boot in the backside), leaving him free to conquer Vienna, which he did with the new Emperor's erratic help. For the next four years, he reigned as Vienna's favorite composer of instrumental music. While he rode the crest, his music was both anticipated and appreciated. In response to public demand between 1782 and 1786, he wrote 14 glorious piano concertos – Nos. 11 through 24 – most of them for his own use. No.23 was intended for the Lenten series of 1786, along with Nos. 22 and 24, the last ones before Figaro. While the dates of these concerts have been lost, we know that the A major was an immediate success, and has remained popular ever since, as much for wistfulness as for melodies verging on sublimity. In the company of a flute, two bassoons, two horns, and strings, a pair of clarinets lend the music a moody character.

The Allegro first movement, with double exposition, goes by the rules of structure for the most part, although there is an incursion of drama in the development section (Cuthbert Girdlestone wrote that "Mozart's daimon... suddenly surges up from the depth") plus a through-written cadenza, rare in his mature concertos.

Rather than an Andante, the slow movement is the only Adagio in all of Mozart's concertos, with melancholy taking center stage that heretofore had hovered in the wings. Startlingly and somberly the key is F sharp minor (A major's harmonic alter-ego), not really leavened by a sweet subject in A major for flute and clarinet that forms the middle part of an ABA structure, despite elements of sonata form.

After two introverted movements, the second one confined to a sickroom, the rondo-finale rallies ebulliently – an Allegro assai among the most buoyant in Mozart's concerto canon, with key-changes and even high comedy that find the patient recovered and happy, as are all of us are who have been worried till now about his health.

Source: Roger Dettmer (allmusic.com)










Ο 15ος Διεθνής Διαγωνισμός Τσαϊκόφσκι, ο οποίος ήταν αφιερωμένος στην 175η επέτειο από τη γέννηση του μεγάλου Ρώσου συνθέτη, πραγματοποιήθηκε στη Μόσχα και στην Αγία Πετρούπολη από τις 15 Ιουνίου έως τις 3 Ιουλίου 2015.

Στο πλαίσιο του δεύτερου γύρου – στο δεύτερο από τα δύο στάδια – του διαγωνισμού στην κατηγορία του πιάνου, ο κινεζικής καταγωγής Αμερικανός πιανίστας George Li (γενν. 1995), ο οποίος μοιράστηκε τη δεύτερη θέση με τον Ρώσο Lukas Geniušas, ερμήνευσε το Κοντσέρτο για πιάνο αρ. 23 σε Λα μείζονα, K.488, του Βόλφγκανγκ Αμαντέους Μότσαρτ. Την Ορχήστρα Δωματίου της Μόσχας διηύθυνε ο διεθνούς φήμης Ρώσος ομποΐστας και αρχιμουσικός Alexey Utkin.

Η συναυλία έλαβε χώρα στη Μεγάλη Αίθουσα του Ωδείου της Μόσχας, στις 24 Ιουνίου 2015.

Ο Διεθνής Διαγωνισμός Τσαϊκόφσκι, ο οποίος πραγματοποιείται κάθε τέσσερα χρόνια, είναι ίσως ο σημαντικότερος διαγωνισμός στο χώρο της κλασικής μουσικής. Ο διαγωνισμός διοργανώθηκε για πρώτη φορά το 1958, περιλαμβάνοντας μόνο δύο κατηγορίες: του βιολιού και του πιάνου. Το 1962, στη δεύτερη διοργάνωση, προστέθηκε η κατηγορία του βιολοντσέλου, ενώ στην τρίτη διοργάνωση του διαγωνισμού, το 1966, προστέθηκε ακόμη η κατηγορία της φωνής.

Στον 15ο Διαγωνισμό, το 2015, συμμετείχαν περισσότεροι από εξακόσιοι καλλιτέχνες από 45 χώρες, οι οποίοι διαγωνίστηκαν και στις τέσσερεις κατηγορίες: πιάνο, βιολί, βιολοντσέλο και φωνή.

Την κριτική επιτροπή για την κατηγορία του πιάνου αποτελούσαν οι διακεκριμένοι πιανίστες Dmitri Bashkirov, Boris Berezovsky, Michel Béroff, Peter Donohoe, Sergei Dorensky, Barry Douglas, Denis Matsuev, Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Alexander Toradze, Vladimir Feltsman, Klaus Hellwig, καθώς επίσης και ο Martin Engström, ιδρυτής και διευθυντής του Διεθνούς Φεστιβάλ και της Ακαδημίας του Βερμπιέρ.

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XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, 2015, Piano / Round 2, Second stage

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)


♪ Piano Concerto No.23 in A major, K.488 (1784-1786)

i. Allegro
ii. Adagio
iii. Allegro assai

George Li, piano – Second Prize*

Moscow Chamber Orchestra

Conductor: Alexey Utkin

Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, June 24, 2015

(HD 720p)


* Second place was shared by George Li and Lukas Geniušas
















George Li was born on August 24, 1995, in Boston, Massachusetts, to parents from the People's Republic of China. He began piano lessons at the age of 4 with Dorothy Shi, and later studied with Yin Chengzong, before transferring to his current teachers, Wha Kyung Byun and Russell Sherman.

Praised by the Washington Post for combining "staggering technical prowess, a sense of command and depth of expression", pianist George Li possesses brilliant virtuosity and effortless grace far beyond his years. He captured the Silver Medal at the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition and was the recipient of the 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant.

Recent and upcoming concerto highlights include performances with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony, Hamburg Philharmonic with Manfred Honeck, a tour of Asia with the London Symphony Orchestra and Giandrea Noseda, St Petersburg Philharmonic with Yuri Temirkanov, Philharmonia Orchestra with Long Yu, Oslo Philharmonic, Orchestre National de Lyon, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Mälmo Symphony, Verbier Festival Orchestra, DSO Berlin, Seattle Symphony, Utah Symphony, Sydney Symphony and Frankfurt Radio Symphony. He frequently appears with Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra, including performances at the Paris Philharmonie, Luxemburg Philharmonie, New York's Brooklyn Academy of Music, Graffenegg Festival and in various places throughout Russia.

Recital highlights include Carnegie Hall, Davies Hall in San Francisco, the Mariinsky Theatre, Munich's Gasteig, the Louvre, Seoul Arts Center, Tokyo's Asahi Hall and Musashino Hall, NCPA Beijing, Ravinia Festival, Lanaudiere Festival, Edinburgh Festival and Montreaux Festival.

An active chamber musician, George has performed chamber music with James Ehnes, Noah Bendix-Balgley, Benjamin Beilman, Kian Soltani, Pablo Ferrandez and Daniel Lozakovich.

George is an exclusive Warner Classics recording artist, with his debut album releasing in October 2017 which was recorded live from the Mariinsky.

George Li gave his first public performance at Boston's Steinway Hall at the age of ten and in 2011, performed for President Obama at the White House in an evening honoring Chancellor Angela Merkel. Among George's many prizes, he was the First Prize winner of the 2010 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and a recipient of the 2012 Gilmore Young Artist Award. George is currently in the Harvard University / New England Conservatory joint program, studying with Wha Kyung Byun.

Source: georgelipianist.com



















































More photos


See also


George Li – All the posts

The winners of the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, 2015










Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Johann Sebastian Bach: The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080 – Angela Hewitt (Download 44kHz/24bit & 44.1kHz/16bit)






















I won't mince words. This Art of Fugue is marvellous. The variety and beauty of tone alone make compelling listening, bringing contrasts, clarity and warmth to Bach's intellectual marvels... Yet her fingers never make the results dry triumphs of engineering. — The Times, October 3, 2014

How does one sustain interest and concentration without compromising the music's structure and character? Contrapunctus I alone reveals not only Angela Hewitt's solution to these challenges but also the extent of her evolution as a Bach player... Hewitt's expressive and dynamic range is both expanded and strategically deployed. — Gramophone Magazine, October 2014

Hewitt admits she was daunted by this music... She only took The Art of Fugue into her repertoire in 2012, but it crowns – magnificently – her acclaimed Hyperion recordings of the complete keyboard works, reaffirming her position as the outstanding Bach pianist of her generation. — Sunday Times, October 26, 2014

The instrument is radiantly captured by Hyperion's engineers; indeed, for sheer beauty of sound, this version is unparalleled... Hewitt spins a lyrical cantabile throughout, every line eloquently voiced and articulated. Admirable, too, is her ability to make the music dance with balletic grace. — BBC Music Magazine, December 2014

Hewitt's account, characteristically, is clean and precise but always pianistic – she never seems, like some pianists, to be imitating a harpsichord, whereas her delicate touch means that the music is not burdened with undue heaviness. — International Record Review, December 2014


Photo by Maria Teresa De Luca


















In his advertisement for the publication of The Art of Fugue, cited in the booklet notes to this excellent new release, C.P.E. Bach noted that "all of the parts are singable throughout", an assertion that might startle some who regard the work as the acme of abstract intellectuality in music. But "singability" is perhaps that outstanding quality of Angela Hewitt's interpretation. On the whole, her tempos tend to be a bit slower than we often hear, certainly from artists such as Charles Rosen, whose Sony recording remains the benchmark, or the more recent Zhu Xiao-Mei (Accentus), but the music never drags.

Compare Hewitt to Rosen, for example, in one of the fugues usually taken swiftly, the double fugue in invertible counterpoint at the twelfth (Contrapunctus IX), and you will hear that although Rosen is quicker and more "instrumental", Hewitt's own brand of liveliness has a natural pulse and energy all its own. The music always sings or, in the case of such pieces as the Contrapunctus VI "in the French style", dances. The fact is that densely contrapuntal music such as this lives or dies on the clarity and balance of its independent lines, and its energy comes from within, as it were, in the way that they jostle against each other. Thus, the slithery chromatic harmonies of Contrapunctus XI impel the music forward as Hewitt's smooth articulation and subtle attention to Bach's voice-leading permit the music to glide along elegantly, like a skater over ice.

Hewitt plays the fugues in numerical order until the two mirror fugues, Nos. XII and XIII. Then come the various canons, and finally the incomplete Contrapunctus XIV followed by the chorale Vor deinen Thron tret ich Hiermit. It's a pity that Hewitt did not choose one of the completions of this last fugue, Tovey's especially. A certain mystique hovers over all incomplete works of the great composers, but that fact is that Bach would necessarily have figured out the details of how his various melodies would combine as a prerequisite to beginning work, and the number of ways that could happen is necessarily limited within his aesthetic system. So a stylistically apt conjectural completion such as Tovey's is in fact quite likely to be close to what Bach might have done, and probably did do, even if we can never be absolutely sure.

This is, in any case, a matter of personal preference and Hewitt is certainly entitled to draw her own conclusions. It only remains to be said that she is gorgeously recorded, and that she provides thoughtful, intelligent, thorough, and very readable notes that provide a good bit of pleasure all by themselves. In a work that offers so much freedom to the performer regarding its realization there can never be a "best" recording, but this must certainly be ranked as one of them on the basis of its distinctive and always supremely musical qualities.

Source: David Hurwitz, November 2014 (classicstoday.com)


Photo by Lorenzo Dogana
















Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

♪ The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080 (1742-1746, rev. 1748–1750)































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One of the world's leading pianists, Angela Hewitt appears in recital and with major orchestras throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia. Her interpretations of Bach have established her as one of the composer's foremost interpreters of our time.

Angela's award-winning cycle for Hyperion Records of all the major keyboard works of Bach has been described as "one of the record glories of our age" (The Sunday Times). Her much-awaited recording of Bach's "Art of Fugue" appeared in 2014, and immediately hit the charts in the UK and USA. Her discography also includes albums of Couperin, Rameau, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Fauré, Debussy, Chabrier, Ravel, and Granados. With conductor Hannu Lintu she has recorded two albums of Mozart Piano Concertos (the most recent one with the National Arts Centre Orchestra won a Juno Award in Canada), the Schumann Piano Concerto with the DSO Berlin, and Messiaen's "Turangalila Symphony" with the Finnish Radio Symphony. New releases include her first disc of Scarlatti Sonatas, and her sixth volume of Beethoven Sonatas (including "Les Adieux"). Last year Angela was inducted into Gramophone Magazine's "Hall of Fame" thanks to her popularity with music lovers around the world. Her second recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations will be released on 30 September 2016.

At the invitation of London's Wigmore Hall, Angela will perform the complete keyboard works of Bach in a series of twelve recitals over four years, beginning in September 2016. "The Bach Odyssey" will also be presented complete in New York (92nd Street Y), Tokyo, and Ottawa. Recitals in the 2016-2017 season will take her to such diverse places as Talinn, Tivoli (Copenhagen), Vienna (her solo debut), Madrid, Bilbao, Aldeburgh (Snape Maltings), Rotterdam, Bath, Florence, Singapore, and all over Australia (Musica Viva tour in May 2017). Concerto appearances will include the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa (with Alexander Shelley), the Baltimore Symphony (with Hannu Lintu), the Montreal Symphony (with Kent Nagano), a tour of the UK with the Vienna Tonkünstler Orchestra, and with the Lucerne Festival Strings in Munich (conducting from the keyboard). She also continues to perform with authors and actors, most recently with Ian McEwan (in Vienna and New York), Julian Barnes (in Vienna's Konzerthaus in April 2017) and Roger Allam (at Shakespeare's Globe in London).

Born into a musical family (Ottawa, Ontario, July 26, 1958), Angela began her piano studies aged three, performing in public at four and a year later winning her first scholarship. She then went on to learn with French pianist, Jean-Paul Sévilla. In 1985 she won the Toronto International Bach Piano Competition.

In July 2005, Angela launched the Trasimeno Music Festival in the heart of Umbria near Perugia. An annual event, it draws an international audience to the Castle of the Knights of Malta in Magione, on the shores of Lake Trasimeno. Seven concerts in seven days feature Hewitt as a recitalist, chamber musician, song accompanist, and conductor, working with both established and young artists of her choosing.

Angela Hewitt is an Ambassador for "Orkidstra" – a Sistema-inspired, social development program in Ottawa's inner city which, through the joy of learning and playing music together, teaches children life-skills such as commitment, teamwork and tolerance. She is also in great demand for masterclasses around the world, generously sharing her knowledge and experience with young pianists.

Named "Artist of the Year" at the 2006 Gramophone Awards, she was awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours in 2006. In 2015 Angela was promoted to a Companion of the Order of Canada. She is a member of the Royal Society of Canada, has seven honorary doctorates, and is a Visiting Fellow of Peterhouse College in Cambridge.

Source: angelahewitt.com


Photo by Peter Hundert
















Monday, September 25, 2017

George Li plays Sergei Rachmaninov, Franz Liszt, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky & Frédéric Chopin – XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, 2015, Piano / Round 2, First stage












The International Tchaikovsky Competition, first held more than 50 years ago, is not only a valuable asset of Russian musical culture but is also one of the major events in the international music community. The International Tchaikovsky Competition is held once every four years.

The first, in 1958, included two disciplines – piano and violin. Beginning with the second competition, in 1962, a cello category was added, and the vocal division was introduced during the third competition in 1966. In 1990, a fifth discipline was announced for the IX International Tchaikovsky Competition – a contest for violin makers which was held before the main competition.

The XV International Tchaikovsky Competition was held in Moscow and St Petersburg from June 15 to July 3, 2015, and was dedicated to the 175th anniversary of the great Russian composer.

In the competition participated more than 600 artists from 45 countries.

On the jury for piano was the distinguished pianists Dmitri Bashkirov, Boris Berezovsky, Michel Béroff, Peter Donohoe, Sergei Dorensky, Barry Douglas, Denis Matsuev, Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Alexander Toradze, Vladimir Feltsman, Klaus Hellwig, and the founder and director of the Verbier International Festival and Academy, Martin Engström.










Ο 15ος Διεθνής Διαγωνισμός Τσαϊκόφσκι, ο οποίος ήταν αφιερωμένος στην 175η επέτειο από τη γέννηση του μεγάλου Ρώσου συνθέτη, πραγματοποιήθηκε στη Μόσχα και στην Αγία Πετρούπολη από τις 15 Ιουνίου έως τις 3 Ιουλίου 2015.

Στο πλαίσιο του δεύτερου γύρου – στο πρώτο από τα δύο στάδια – του διαγωνισμού στην κατηγορία του πιάνου, ο κινεζικής καταγωγής Αμερικανός πιανίστας George Li (γενν. 1995), ο οποίος μοιράστηκε τη δεύτερη θέση με τον Ρώσο Lukas Geniušas, ερμήνευσε τις Παραλλαγές σ' ένα θέμα του Κορέλι, έργο 42, του Σεργκέι Ραχμάνινοφ, την Ουγγρική Ραψωδία αρ. 2 σε Ντο δίεση ελάσσονα, S.244/2, του Φραντς Λιστ, το Πέμπτο (Méditation) από τα 18 Κομμάτια, έργο 72, και το Πρώτο (Valse de salon) από τα Έξι Κομμάτια, έργο 51, του Πιότρ Ιλίτς Τσαϊκόφσκι, και τις Παραλλαγές στο "Là ci darem la mano" από την όπερα του Μότσαρτ «Ντον Τζοβάννι», σε Σι ύφεση μείζονα, έργο 2, του Φρεντερίκ Σοπέν.

Το ρεσιτάλ έλαβε χώρα στη Μεγάλη Αίθουσα του Ωδείου της Μόσχας, την 21η Ιουνίου 2015.

Ο Διεθνής Διαγωνισμός Τσαϊκόφσκι, ο οποίος πραγματοποιείται κάθε τέσσερα χρόνια, είναι ίσως ο σημαντικότερος διαγωνισμός στο χώρο της κλασικής μουσικής. Ο διαγωνισμός διοργανώθηκε για πρώτη φορά το 1958, περιλαμβάνοντας μόνο δύο κατηγορίες: του βιολιού και του πιάνου. Το 1962, στη δεύτερη διοργάνωση, προστέθηκε η κατηγορία του βιολοντσέλου, ενώ στην τρίτη διοργάνωση του διαγωνισμού, το 1966, προστέθηκε ακόμη η κατηγορία της φωνής.

Στον 15ο Διαγωνισμό, το 2015, συμμετείχαν περισσότεροι από εξακόσιοι καλλιτέχνες από 45 χώρες, οι οποίοι διαγωνίστηκαν και στις τέσσερεις κατηγορίες: πιάνο, βιολί, βιολοντσέλο και φωνή.

Την κριτική επιτροπή για την κατηγορία του πιάνου αποτελούσαν οι διακεκριμένοι πιανίστες Dmitri Bashkirov, Boris Berezovsky, Michel Béroff, Peter Donohoe, Sergei Dorensky, Barry Douglas, Denis Matsuev, Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Alexander Toradze, Vladimir Feltsman, Klaus Hellwig, καθώς επίσης και ο Martin Engström, ιδρυτής και διευθυντής του Διεθνούς Φεστιβάλ και της Ακαδημίας του Βερμπιέρ.

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XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, 2015, Piano / Round 2, First stage


Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)

♪ 
Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op.42 (1931) [00:00]*


i. Theme. Andante
ii. Variation 1. Poco piu mosso
iii. Variation 2. L'istesso tempo
iv. Variation 3. Tempo di Minuetto
v. Variation 4. Andante
vi. Variation 5. Allegro (ma non tanto)
vii. Variation 6. L'istesso tempo
viii. Variation 7. Vivace
ix. Variation 8. Adagio misterioso
x. Variation 9. Un poco piu mosso
xi. Variation 10. Allegro scherzando
xii. Variation 11. Allegro vivace
xiii. Variation 12. L'istesso tempo
xiv. Variation 13. Agitato
xv. Intermezzo
xvi. Variation 14. Andante (come prima)
xvii. Variation 15. L'istesso tempo
xviii. Variation 16. Allegro vivace
xix. Variation 17. Meno mosso
xx. Variation 18. Allegro con brio
xxi. Variation 19. Piu mosso. Agitato
xxii.Variation 20. Piu mosso
xxiii. Coda. Andante


Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

♪ Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 in C sharp minor, S.244/2, 
cadenza by Sergei Rachmaninov (1847) [18:33]



Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

♪ 18 Pieces, Op.72 No.5 Méditation (Andante mosso) (1892-1893) [29:50]


♪ Six Pieces, Op.51, No1. Valse de salon (Allegro) (1882)


Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)

♪ Variations on "Là ci darem la mano" from Mozart's opera Don Giovanni, in B flat major, Op.2 (1827) [40:33]

i. Introduction. Largo – Poco piu mosso
ii. Thema. Allegretto
iii. Variation 1. Brillante
iv. Variation 2. Veloce, ma accuratamente
v. Variation 3. Sempre sostenuto
vi. Variation 4. Con bravura
vii. Variation 5. Adagio and Alla Polacca


George Li, piano – Second Prize**

Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, June 21, 2015


(HD 720p)


* Start time of each work
** Second place was shared by George Li and Lukas Geniušas













George Li was born on August 24, 1995, in Boston, Massachusetts, to parents from the People's Republic of China. He began piano lessons at the age of 4 with Dorothy Shi, and later studied with Yin Chengzong, before transferring to his current teachers, Wha Kyung Byun and Russell Sherman.

Praised by the Washington Post for combining "staggering technical prowess, a sense of command and depth of expression", pianist George Li possesses brilliant virtuosity and effortless grace far beyond his years. He captured the Silver Medal at the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition and was the recipient of the 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant.


Recent and upcoming concerto highlights include performances with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony, Hamburg Philharmonic with Manfred Honeck, a tour of Asia with the London Symphony Orchestra and Giandrea Noseda, St Petersburg Philharmonic with Yuri Temirkanov, Philharmonia Orchestra with Long Yu, Oslo Philharmonic, Orchestre National de Lyon, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Mälmo Symphony, Verbier Festival Orchestra, DSO Berlin, Seattle Symphony, Utah Symphony, Sydney Symphony and Frankfurt Radio Symphony. He frequently appears with Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra, including performances at the Paris Philharmonie, Luxemburg Philharmonie, New York's Brooklyn Academy of Music, Graffenegg Festival and in various places throughout Russia.


Recital highlights include Carnegie Hall, Davies Hall in San Francisco, the Mariinsky Theatre, Munich's Gasteig, the Louvre, Seoul Arts Center, Tokyo's Asahi Hall and Musashino Hall, NCPA Beijing, Ravinia Festival, Lanaudiere Festival, Edinburgh Festival and Montreaux Festival.


An active chamber musician, George has performed chamber music with James Ehnes, Noah Bendix-Balgley, Benjamin Beilman, Kian Soltani, Pablo Ferrandez and Daniel Lozakovich.


George is an exclusive Warner Classics recording artist, with his debut album releasing in October 2017 which was recorded live from the Mariinsky.


George Li gave his first public performance at Boston's Steinway Hall at the age of ten and in 2011, performed for President Obama at the White House in an evening honoring Chancellor Angela Merkel. Among George's many prizes, he was the First Prize winner of the 2010 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and a recipient of the 2012 Gilmore Young Artist Award. George is currently in the Harvard University / New England Conservatory joint program, studying with Wha Kyung Byun.


Source: georgelipianist.com
















More photos


See also


George Li – All the posts

The winners of the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, 2015









Saturday, September 23, 2017

George Li plays Bach, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Rachmaninov & Liszt – XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, 2015, Piano / Round 1













The International Tchaikovsky Competition, first held more than 50 years ago, is not only a valuable asset of Russian musical culture but is also one of the major events in the international music community. The International Tchaikovsky Competition is held once every four years.

The first, in 1958, included two disciplines – piano and violin. Beginning with the second competition, in 1962, a cello category was added, and the vocal division was introduced during the third competition in 1966. In 1990, a fifth discipline was announced for the IX International Tchaikovsky Competition – a contest for violin makers which was held before the main competition.

The XV International Tchaikovsky Competition was held in Moscow and St Petersburg from June 15 to July 3, 2015, and was dedicated to the 175th anniversary of the great Russian composer.

In the competition participated more than 600 artists from 45 countries.

On the jury for piano was the distinguished pianists Dmitri Bashkirov, Boris Berezovsky, Michel Béroff, Peter Donohoe, Sergei Dorensky, Barry Douglas, Denis Matsuev, Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Alexander Toradze, Vladimir Feltsman, Klaus Hellwig, and the founder and director of the Verbier International Festival and Academy, Martin Engström.










Ο 15ος Διεθνής Διαγωνισμός Τσαϊκόφσκι, ο οποίος ήταν αφιερωμένος στην 175η επέτειο από τη γέννηση του μεγάλου Ρώσου συνθέτη, πραγματοποιήθηκε στη Μόσχα και στην Αγία Πετρούπολη από τις 15 Ιουνίου έως τις 3 Ιουλίου 2015.

Στο πλαίσιο του πρώτου γύρου του διαγωνισμού στην κατηγορία του πιάνου, ο κινεζικής καταγωγής Αμερικανός πιανίστας George Li (γενν. 1995), ο οποίος μοιράστηκε τη δεύτερη θέση με τον Ρώσο Lukas Geniušas, ερμήνευσε το Πρελούδιο και Φούγκα αρ. 16 σε Σολ ελάσσονα, από το δεύτερο βιβλίο του «Καλοσυγκερασμένου Κλειδοκύμβαλου», BWV 885, του Γιόχαν Σεμπάστιαν Μπαχ, τη Σονάτα για πιάνο αρ. 32 σε Ντο ελάσσονα, έργο 111, του Λούντβιχ βαν Μπετόβεν, το έκτο (Thème original et variations) από τα Έξι κομμάτια, έργο 19, του Πιότρ Ιλίτς Τσαϊκόφσκι, τη Σπουδή αρ. 2 σε Λα ελάσσονα, του έργου 10, του Φρεντερίκ Σοπέν, τη Σπουδή αρ. 6 σε Μι ύφεση ελάσσονα, από τις Études-tableaux, έργο 33, του Σεργκέι Ραχμάνινοφ, και από τις Grandes études de Paganini, S.141, του Φραντς Λιστ, τη Σπουδή αρ. 3 σε Σολ δίεση ελάσσονα, γνωστότερη ως "La Campanella".

Το ρεσιτάλ έλαβε χώρα στη Μεγάλη Αίθουσα του Ωδείου της Μόσχας, στις 18 Ιουνίου 2015.

Ο Διεθνής Διαγωνισμός Τσαϊκόφσκι, ο οποίος πραγματοποιείται κάθε τέσσερα χρόνια, είναι ίσως ο σημαντικότερος διαγωνισμός στο χώρο της κλασικής μουσικής. Ο διαγωνισμός διοργανώθηκε για πρώτη φορά το 1958, περιλαμβάνοντας μόνο δύο κατηγορίες: του βιολιού και του πιάνου. Το 1962, στη δεύτερη διοργάνωση, προστέθηκε η κατηγορία του βιολοντσέλου, ενώ στην τρίτη διοργάνωση του διαγωνισμού, το 1966, προστέθηκε ακόμη η κατηγορία της φωνής.

Στον 15ο Διαγωνισμό, το 2015, συμμετείχαν περισσότεροι από εξακόσιοι καλλιτέχνες από 45 χώρες, οι οποίοι διαγωνίστηκαν και στις τέσσερεις κατηγορίες: πιάνο, βιολί, βιολοντσέλο και φωνή.

Την κριτική επιτροπή για την κατηγορία του πιάνου αποτελούσαν οι διακεκριμένοι πιανίστες Dmitri Bashkirov, Boris Berezovsky, Michel Béroff, Peter Donohoe, Sergei Dorensky, Barry Douglas, Denis Matsuev, Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Alexander Toradze, Vladimir Feltsman, Klaus Hellwig, καθώς επίσης και ο Martin Engström, ιδρυτής και διευθυντής του Διεθνούς Φεστιβάλ και της Ακαδημίας του Βερμπιέρ.

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XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, 2015, Piano / Round 1


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

♪ Prélude and Fugue No.16 in G minor, The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, BWV 885 (1744)* [00:00]**



Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

♪ Piano Sonata No.32 in C minor, Op.111 (1821-1822) [06:33]

i. Maestoso – Allegro con brio ed appassionato

ii. Arietta: Adagio molto, semplice e cantabile


Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

♪ Six Pieces (Six Morceaux), Op.19 / vi. Thème original et variations (1873) [28:09]


Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)

♪ Études, Op.10 No.2 in A minor (1829-1832) [39:20]



Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)

♪ Études-tableaux, Op.33 No.6 in E flat minor (1911) [40:50]



Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

♪ Grandes études de Paganini, S.141 / iii. Étude in G sharp minor "La Campanella" (1851) [42:50]



George Li, piano – Second Prize***

Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, June 18, 2015


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* The Well-Tempered Clavier, by Johann Sebastian Bach, consists of two books of twenty-four Preludes and Fugues each, in all twenty-four major and minor keys. The first book (BWV 846-869) dates back to 1722, although Bach revised his manuscript thereafter. The second book (BWV 870-893) was composed in 1744.

The pianists competing at the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition must perform, during the first round of the Competition, one Prelude and one Fugue from Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier.



* «Το Καλοσυγκερασμένο Κλειδοκύμβαλο» (γερμανικά: Das Wohltemperierte Klavier) είναι μία συλλογή δύο βιβλίων του Γιόχαν Σεμπάστιαν Μπαχ για πληκτροφόρο όργανο. Κάθε βιβλίο περιλαμβάνει 24 δυάδες ενός Πρελούδιου και μιας Φούγκας γραμμένων σε κάθε μία από τις 24 τονικότητες. Το πρώτο βιβλίο (BWV 846-869) χρονολογείται στο 1722, αν και στη συνέχεια ο Μπαχ αναθεωρήθηκε το χειρόγραφό του, και το δεύτερο (BWV 870-893) στο 1742.


Οι πιανίστες οι οποίοι διαγωνίστηκαν στον 15ο Διεθνή Διαγωνισμό Τσαϊκόφσκι έπρεπε στη διάρκεια του πρώτου γύρου να ερμηνεύσουν μία δυάδα ενός Πρελούδιου και μιας Φούγκας από «Το Καλοσυγκερασμένο Κλειδοκύμβαλο» του Μπαχ.



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*** Second place was shared by George Li and Lukas Geniušas















George Li was born on August 24, 1995, in Boston, Massachusetts, to parents from the People's Republic of China. He began piano lessons at the age of 4 with Dorothy Shi, and later studied with Yin Chengzong, before transferring to his current teachers, Wha Kyung Byun and Russell Sherman.

Praised by the Washington Post for combining "staggering technical prowess, a sense of command and depth of expression", pianist George Li possesses brilliant virtuosity and effortless grace far beyond his years. He captured the Silver Medal at the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition and was the recipient of the 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant.

Recent and upcoming concerto highlights include performances with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony, Hamburg Philharmonic with Manfred Honeck, a tour of Asia with the London Symphony Orchestra and Giandrea Noseda, St Petersburg Philharmonic with Yuri Temirkanov, Philharmonia Orchestra with Long Yu, Oslo Philharmonic, Orchestre National de Lyon, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Mälmo Symphony, Verbier Festival Orchestra, DSO Berlin, Seattle Symphony, Utah Symphony, Sydney Symphony and Frankfurt Radio Symphony. He frequently appears with Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra, including performances at the Paris Philharmonie, Luxemburg Philharmonie, New York's Brooklyn Academy of Music, Graffenegg Festival and in various places throughout Russia.

Recital highlights include Carnegie Hall, Davies Hall in San Francisco, the Mariinsky Theatre, Munich's Gasteig, the Louvre, Seoul Arts Center, Tokyo's Asahi Hall and Musashino Hall, NCPA Beijing, Ravinia Festival, Lanaudiere Festival, Edinburgh Festival and Montreaux Festival.

An active chamber musician, George has performed chamber music with James Ehnes, Noah Bendix-Balgley, Benjamin Beilman, Kian Soltani, Pablo Ferrandez and Daniel Lozakovich.

George is an exclusive Warner Classics recording artist, with his debut album releasing in October 2017 which was recorded live from the Mariinsky.

George Li gave his first public performance at Boston's Steinway Hall at the age of ten and in 2011, performed for President Obama at the White House in an evening honoring Chancellor Angela Merkel. Among George's many prizes, he was the First Prize winner of the 2010 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and a recipient of the 2012 Gilmore Young Artist Award. George is currently in the Harvard University / New England Conservatory joint program, studying with Wha Kyung Byun.

Source: georgelipianist.com















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Friday, September 22, 2017

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Born in Moscow in 1990, Lukas Geniušas started piano studies at the age of 5 at the preparatory department of Frédéric Chopin Music College in Moscow, going on to graduate with top honours in 2008.

He was born into a family of musicians which played a major role in Lukas' swift musical development, in particular the mentorship of his grandmother, Vera Gornostaeva, the prominent teacher and professor at the Moscow Conservatory. This early development helped Lukas become the laureate of several major competitions including the Gina Bachauer Piano Competition in Utah, the Silver medal at the Chopin International Piano Competition in 2010. Two years later he received the German Piano Award in Frankfurt am Main. His most recent victory, and one of the most important, is the Silver Medal at the XV Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 2015.

Lukas has appeared with numerous orchestras including the Hamburg Symphony, Duisburg Symphony, BBC Scottish Symphony, St Petersburg Philharmonic, Kremerata Baltica, Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Warsaw Philharmonic, and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, under the batons of conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Mikhail Pletnev, Andrey Boreyko, Saulius Sondeckis, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Antoni Wit, Rafael Payare, Roman Kofman, and Dmitry Liss, to name but a few. His international career has taken Lukas to prestigious venues and festivals throughout the world, including the Rheingau, Ruhr and Lockenhaus Music Festivals, Piano aux Jacobins, the Auditorium du Louvre and Wigmore Hall, as well as to major concert halls in Russia and South America.

Highlights of the 2015/2016 season have included triumphant recitals at the Salle Gaveau in Paris and London International Piano Series, with the NHK Symphony Orchestra and Tugan Sokhiev as well as with Mikhail Pletnev and the Russian National Orchestra.  He recently performed at the La Roque d'Anthéron International Piano Festival and made his début at the Verbier Festival with solo and chamber recitals.

In the 2016/2017 season he returns to the Sala Verdi in Milan, Mariinsky-3 and the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, and performs début recitals at the Montreal Pro Musica series and Washington Phillips Collection. Important forthcoming engagements also include performances with Charles Dutoit and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, with the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra under Alexander Lazarev in Yokohama, as well as with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France.

Lukas' musical interests are extensive and he explores a wide range of repertoire, from the Baroque to works by contemporary composers. His repertoire spans from Beethoven Piano Concerti through to Hindemith's "Ludus Tonalis" Cycle, as well as a strong interest in Russian repertoire such as Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Prokofiev. Lukas is an avid chamber musician. He is an extremely inquisitive performer and enjoys working on new works by modern composers, as well as resurrecting rarely performed repertoire.

These aspects of his career are reflected in Lukas' critically acclaimed discography, which includes his most recent recordings of the complete Rachmaninov Preludes (Piano Classics), "The Emancipation of Dissonance" (works by Desyatnikov, Arzumanov and Ryuabov) and a CD of works for violin and piano with Aylen Pritchin (Melodiya) as well as earlier recordings of Chopin Études Op.10 and 25, and Brahms and Beethoven sonatas.

At the age of 15, he was awarded a "Young Talents" federal grant from the Russian Federation and two years later received the "Gifted Youth of the 21st Century" award. Lukas has since garnered much praise and many awards in recognition of his talent, also in his native Lithuania, where he gives concerts regularly and is recognized as an outstanding performer. Since 2015, Lukas has been a featured artist of "Looking at the stars" a philanthropy project based in Toronto, whose purpose is to bring classical music to institutions and organizations (prisons, hospitals and shelters) where people may not have an opportunity to experience it live in a traditional setting.

Source: geniusas.com

















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Lukas Geniušas plays Frédéric Chopin – XVI International Frederic Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, October 2010 (Audio videos)

Lukas Geniušas plays Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.2 in G major, & Sergei Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor – State Academic Symphony Orchestra "Evgeny Svetlanov", Alexey Bogorad – XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, 2015, Piano / Final Round


Lukas Geniušas plays Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor – Moscow Soloists Chamber Orchestra, Ayrton Desimpelaere – XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, 2015, Piano / Round 2, Second stage


Lukas Geniušas plays Johannes Brahms, Frederic Chopin & Sergei Prokofiev – XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, 2015, Piano / Round 2, First stage


Lukas Geniušas plays Bach, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Chopin & Liszt – XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, 2015, Piano / Round 1



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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Lukas Geniušas plays Frédéric Chopin – XVI International Frederic Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, October 2010 (Audio videos)






















The XVI International Frederic Chopin Piano Competition was held in Warsaw, Poland from October 3-20, 2010. Prize winners' concerts were held October 21-23. First prize was given to Yulianna Avdeeva.

Prizes: Yulianna Avdeeva (1st Prize), Lukas Geniušas & Ingolf Wunder (2nd Prize), Daniil Trifonov (3rd Prize), Evgeni Bozhanov (4th Prize), François Dumont (5th Prize).

The jury panel for this competition includes Jan Ekier, Andrzej Jasiński, Piotr Paleczny, Martha Argerich, Bella Davidovich, Philippe Entremont, Nelson Freire, Adam Harasiewicz, Kevin Kenner, Michie Koyama, Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń, Dang Thai Son, and Fou Ts'ong.

Throughout the competition, Ingolf Wunder was widely believed to be the best competitor as the audience favorite and leader in points. However, in the last stage of the competition, the judges scrapped the points system being used and evaluated the winner solely based on the final round. Although Wunder won the prize for Best Concerto (the final stage), he was not given the gold medal (awarded to Yulianna Avdeeva.) This created outrage among the Warsaw public, proclaiming the events a scandal similar to the Ivo Pogorelich case of the 1980 competition.

Source: en.wikipedia.org



LUKAS GENIUŠAS* plays FREDERIC CHOPIN

16th International Frederic Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, Poland, October 2010

* 2nd Prize & The Prize for The Best Performance of The Polonaise in F sharp minor, Op.44




Part I

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)

1. Étude in A flat major, Op.25 No.1
2. Étude in F minor, Op.25 No.2
3. Étude in F major, Op.25 No.3
4. Étude in A minor, Op.25 No.4
5. Étude in E minor, Op.25 No.5
6. Étude in G sharp minor, Op.25 No.6
7. Étude in C sharp minor, Op.25 No.7
8. Étude in D flat major, Op.25 No.8
9. Étude in G flat major, Op.25 No.9
10. Étude in B minor, Op.25 No.10
11. Étude in A minor, Op.25 No.11
12. Étude in C minor, Op.25 No.12
13. Barcarolle, Op.60
14. Fantasy in F minor, Op.49
15. Polonaise-Fantasy in A flat major, Op.61
16. Ballade in G minor, Op.23

Lukas Geniušas, piano

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Part II

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)

1. Étude in A minor, Op.10 No.2
2. Mazurka in A minor, Op.59 No.1
3. Mazurka in A flat major, Op.59 No.2
4. Mazurka in F sharp minor, Op.59 No.3
5. Waltz in F major, Op.34 No.3
6. Waltz in A flat major, Op.42
7. Sonata in B flat minor, Op.35 Grave, Doppio movimento
8. Sonata in B flat minor, Op.35 Scherzo
9. Sonata in B flat minor, Op.35 Funeral March, Lento
10. Sonata in B flat minor, Op.35 Finale, Presto
11. Piano  Concerto in E minor, Op.11 Allegro maestoso
12. Piano  Concerto in E minor, Op.11 Romance, Larghetto
13. Piano  Concerto in E minor, Op.11 Rondo. Vivace

Lukas Geniušas, piano

Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Antoni Wit

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Born in Moscow in 1990, Lukas Geniušas started piano studies at the age of 5 at the preparatory department of Frédéric Chopin Music College in Moscow, going on to graduate with top honours in 2008.

He was born into a family of musicians which played a major role in Lukas' swift musical development, in particular the mentorship of his grandmother, Vera Gornostaeva, the prominent teacher and professor at the Moscow Conservatory. This early development helped Lukas become the laureate of several major competitions including the Gina Bachauer Piano Competition in Utah, the Silver medal at the Chopin International Piano Competition in 2010. Two years later he received the German Piano Award in Frankfurt am Main. His most recent victory, and one of the most important, is the Silver Medal at the XV Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 2015.

Lukas has appeared with numerous orchestras including the Hamburg Symphony, Duisburg Symphony, BBC Scottish Symphony, St Petersburg Philharmonic, Kremerata Baltica, Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Warsaw Philharmonic, and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, under the batons of conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Mikhail Pletnev, Andrey Boreyko, Saulius Sondeckis, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Antoni Wit, Rafael Payare, Roman Kofman, and Dmitry Liss, to name but a few. His international career has taken Lukas to prestigious venues and festivals throughout the world, including the Rheingau, Ruhr and Lockenhaus Music Festivals, Piano aux Jacobins, the Auditorium du Louvre and Wigmore Hall, as well as to major concert halls in Russia and South America.

Highlights of the 2015/2016 season have included triumphant recitals at the Salle Gaveau in Paris and London International Piano Series, with the NHK Symphony Orchestra and Tugan Sokhiev as well as with Mikhail Pletnev and the Russian National Orchestra.  He recently performed at the La Roque d'Anthéron International Piano Festival and made his début at the Verbier Festival with solo and chamber recitals.

In the 2016/2017 season he returns to the Sala Verdi in Milan, Mariinsky-3 and the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, and performs début recitals at the Montreal Pro Musica series and Washington Phillips Collection. Important forthcoming engagements also include performances with Charles Dutoit and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, with the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra under Alexander Lazarev in Yokohama, as well as with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France.

Lukas' musical interests are extensive and he explores a wide range of repertoire, from the Baroque to works by contemporary composers. His repertoire spans from Beethoven Piano Concerti through to Hindemith's "Ludus Tonalis" Cycle, as well as a strong interest in Russian repertoire such as Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Prokofiev. Lukas is an avid chamber musician. He is an extremely inquisitive performer and enjoys working on new works by modern composers, as well as resurrecting rarely performed repertoire.

These aspects of his career are reflected in Lukas' critically acclaimed discography, which includes his most recent recordings of the complete Rachmaninov Preludes (Piano Classics), "The Emancipation of Dissonance" (works by Desyatnikov, Arzumanov and Ryuabov) and a CD of works for violin and piano with Aylen Pritchin (Melodiya) as well as earlier recordings of Chopin Études Op.10 and 25, and Brahms and Beethoven sonatas.

At the age of 15, he was awarded a "Young Talents" federal grant from the Russian Federation and two years later received the "Gifted Youth of the 21st Century" award. Lukas has since garnered much praise and many awards in recognition of his talent, also in his native Lithuania, where he gives concerts regularly and is recognized as an outstanding performer. Since 2015, Lukas has been a featured artist of "Looking at the stars" a philanthropy project based in Toronto, whose purpose is to bring classical music to institutions and organizations (prisons, hospitals and shelters) where people may not have an opportunity to experience it live in a traditional setting.

Source: geniusas.com

















See also

Lukas Geniušas – All the posts

The winners of the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, 2015