Jurgis Dvarionas

 

Jurgis  Rimas  Dvarionas  gratuated from  the  Moscow Conservatory named after P. Tchaikovsky (in 1965) with distinction and  finished  the  postgraduate course as well (in 1969). From 1969 started working at Lithuanian State Conservatory. In 1973 at  The  Moskow State  Conservatory defended  the  dissertation  "Violin Concertos  By Lithuanian  Composers“,  for what   The    Science  Board  granted   him  the  art critic's  degree. He  is  the  organiser  of six  piano  and  violin  science-methodical  conferences  (in  1975-1985)  as  well  the  compiler  and editor  of the conference thesis.  In 1981 became an associate  professor.  Since  1983  is  the  member  of  Lithuanian  Composers'  Union.  Was a LCU critic,   chairman of the Musicologists  sections  member   of the  Board.  Has published  over a  hundred reviews  and articles.  In 1992 became a professor.

 

Jurgis  Rimas  Dvarionas  for three decades (1965-1995)  was giving  concerts  in the  countries of  Europe,  USA, ex-Soviet Union.  Has  recorded  a  number  of  vinyl  records  and  pieces  performed  by him  in radio  stations of Vilnius, Moscow, Warsaw New York, Madrid. Is the first performer of pieces for violin by lithuanian composers and editor, author of many transcriptions for violin and piano.

 

During the pedagogical work that lasted for a half of the century professor taught many violinists, among them there are more  than  twenty  laureats of national and international  competitions.  He gave masterclasses  in the schools of higher education  institutions  of  Paris,  Berlin,  Copenhagen,  Malmö,  Warsaw,  Moscow.  Taught  in the  international  summer seminars  "Gintarinė svetainė"  in  Lithuania,  music  universities  in Greece,  interpretational masterclasses  in Poland.  Is constantly  invited  to  participate  in the  work  of the  jury  of various  violin competitions that are taking place in various countries,  Jurgis  Rimas  Dvarionas  is as  well one  of  the  formers  of the  Lithuanian  cultural  life.  In 1989-1998  was  a chairman of the Lithuanian Cultural   Foundation, is the initiator and organiser of the International B.Dvarionas, J. Heifetz (Vilnius), A.Glazunov (Paris) competitions for violinists.