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Application deadline on 15 th of January 2018

Gintaras Januševičius (Lithuania)


Gintaras Januševičius rose to fame in May 2004, after the performance at the semi-finals of the Montreal International Musical Competition. His interpretation of Études-Tableaux Op. 39 by Rachmaninoff was publicly praised by pianists Jean-Philippe Collard, Akiko Ebi, Michel Dalberto, Lee Kum-Sing, etc.

Christophe Huss of Classics Today wrote in his article:
"Gintaras Januševičius glides, like an albatross. His semi-final and final performances were rare revelations for me; they fall outside the scope of competition <...> because they are neither rankable nor quantifiable. <...> We saw him shake up the rhythms, moving forward, straight as a pin, with the simplicity of the master and the vitality of the young man he is. Never is it used for effect, never does the left hand try to gain the upper hand."

Mr. Januševičius was a prize winner and finalist of fifteen musical competitions all over the world. He appeared at numerous festivals, including the Chopin Festival in Duszniki-Zdroj, Mozartfest Würzburg, Festival Besancon, Dresdner Musikfestspiele etc. alongside Jörg Widmann, Leonid Gorokhov, Ekaterina Mechetina, Alexey Gorlatch, Elsbeth Moser etc. His recitals include numerous appearances in most major cities of Lithuania and Germany as well as New York, Washington, Rio de Janeiro, Shenzhen, London, Paris, Moscow, Madrid, Rome, Vienna, Barcelona, Stockholm, Tel Aviv, Warsaw, Zurich, Tallinn etc.

He performed with respected orchestras, including the Orchestra Symphonique de Montreal, Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, both Lithuanian National and Lithuanian State Symphonic Orchestras, Moldova State Symphony Orchestra, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra etc.

Simultaneously to the active artistic output, Mr. Januševičius shares his knowledge and experience in his master classes in Japan, PR China, Brazil, Switzerland, Germany, United Kingdom, Moldova, Romania, Israel, Spain, Italy, Latvia and Lithuania. He recently started collaborating with the Royal Academy of Music in London as a guest lecturer.

In 2008 Mr. Januševičius created highly successful concert series “Plathner’s Eleven” and served as its artistic director until 2015. He serves now as the artistic director of music competition "Die Hannoversche Börse der Musiktalente" and piano competition "Einbecker Klavierfrühling". In 2017 he founded two successful piano academies - winter piano academy "Feuerwerk" in Germany and summer piano academy "Klaipėda Piano Masters" in Lithuania.

Stasys Vainiūnas


Stasys Vainiūnas is famous for his work both as pianist and composer. He is numbered among Lithuanian composers belonging to Balys Dvarionas‘ and Antanas Račiūnas‘ generation, which composed their major works in the period of sweeping historical change and dramatic events. (More information you can find HERE).



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