Carl Nielsen Violin Concerto in Lithuania
Scandinavian music and the famous Tchaikovsky symphony through the eyes of the young performers.
October 8th, Saturday, at 7 pm, the orchestral music concert at the National Philharmonic Hall will feature the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra (Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Juozas Domarkas), young violinist Diana Galvydytė and conductor Dainius Pavilionis, who has been collaborating with the LNSO for more than a decade. Together, they have prepared the Violin Concerto by Danish composer Carl Nielsen.
Carl Nielsen Violin Concerto will be performed for the first time ever in Lithuania. Saturday 8th of October
In his Violin Concerto, Carl Nielsen reveals his fascination with timbre shades of the instrument and virtuosity (Nielsen was a professional violinist), as well as the slow-breathing melodies characteristic of his music, intricately combined with rationality.
This piece will be performed by Lithuanian violinist Diana Galvydytė who currently resides in Great Britain. Born in Vilnius, she was educated at the National M. K. Čiurlionis School of Art. Since 2000 she had studied with Prof. Natalia Boyarsky at the Yehudi Menuhin School in Surrey and at the Royal College of Music in London, obtaining Master’s Degree in Performance with Distinction. At present, she pursues a successful international career.
Her recent noteworthy engagements include a debut in the U.S. (November 2009) where she performed Elgar’s Violin Concerto with the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra; the performances at the Windsor Festival in September 2010 with the Philharmonic Orchestra and at the National Philharmonic Hall in Vilnius with the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra; the same year she was invited to represent the Baltic Nations at the U.S.-Baltic Foundation’s Annual Gala held in Washington DC.
She has given recitals at such venues as the Cadogan Hall, Purcell Room (London), Hall Pasteur (Montpellier), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Theater Diligentia (the Hague), Konzerthaus (Vienna) and others.
The collaboration of Dainius Pavilionis, a former pupil of Maestro Juozas Domarkas, and the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra continues
The conductor to appear at this concert is Dainius Pavilionis, a former student of Maestro Juozas Domarkas. For over a decade, he has been invited to conduct theLithuanian National Symphony Orchestra,appearing in numerous performances in Lithuania as well as in Warsaw and Torun. He has also conducted the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, the Choir and Orchestra of the Klaipėda State Music Theatre. In 2007, he became the second conductor at The Guard of Honour Orchestra of the Lithuanian Army. In 2011, Pavilionis was appointed Chief Conductor of the Klaipėda State Music Theatre.
Under the baton of Pavilionis the orchestra will perform Jean Sibelius’ legend Lemminkainen’s Return. This work of distinct Nordic character is the fourth legend from Sibelius’ suite about the Finnish hero Lemminkainen, whose deeds are narrated in the the Kalevala epic.
The concert will close with Peter Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony, a piece greatly favoured by the composer himself. At the end of 1878 he wrote: “I adore terribly this child of mine; it is one of only a few works, with which I have not experienced disappointment… it seems to me that this is my best symphonic work.” According to the composer, this symphony was an echo of his feelings and a reflection of memories of most terrible and dreadfully difficult times, all embedded in the eloquent Fate melody.