NEWS

Highlights:
…this to shall pass…(2021) is released in the new album “Songs of Fate“(2024) of violinist Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica Chamber Orchestra
In 2023 De profundis is performed by the New York Philharmonic, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestras and Staatskapelle Berlin
New work Te Deum (2023) is premiered in Duisburg
Raminta Šerkšnytė is nominated for Gramophone Award 2020
The new album Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla: Works by Raminta Šerkšnytė is released by record label Deutsche Grammophon

 

THE STRAD: GIDON KREMER ON RAMINTA ŠERKŠNYTĖ’S “THIS TOO SHALL PASS”

Mar 2024

Maestro Gidon Kremer: “This too shall pass is a multifaceted and liberating work in these challenging times. <…> What makes music so special is that everyone will listen differently and take away something unique from the experience. Only you can decide on the story behind the bar-lines!”

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THIS TOO SHALL PASS IS INCLUDED IN THE NEW ALBUM OF GIDON KREMER

19 Jan 2024

This too shall pass for violin, cello, vibraphone and string orchestra (2021) is included in the new album Songs of Fate of violinist Gidon Kremer and orchestra Kremerata Baltica, released by ECM Records on January 19, 2024. This CD is also available on the online platforms: YouTube, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Spotify, Tidal.

Reviews:

5 Classical Music Albums You Can Listen to Right Now

 David Weininger| The New York Times | 25 Jan 2024

Verschlungene Pfade – Gidon Kremer spürt seinen jüdischen und baltischen Wurzeln nach

Deutsche Grammophon | 10 Jan 2024

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ICEBERG SYMPHONY AT VILNIUS AND KLAIPĖDA

04 Nov 2023

On November 16th and November 18th the Iceberg Symphony for symphony orchestra will be performed by maestro Maximiano Valdés and the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra at the concerts in Klaipėda and Vilnius (Lithuania).

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DE PROFUNDIS IS PERFORMED BY THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA AT LINCOLN CENTRE

01 Oct 2023

On October 11, 12, 13 and 14th the most popular Raminta Šerkšnytė‘s composition De profundis for string orchestra will be performed by maestra Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra at the concerts at Lincoln Centre (David Geffen Hall) in New York (the USA). On November 10th De profundis will be performed by maestra Giedrė Šlekytė and Staatskapelle Berlin.

Reviews:

New York chronicle

Jay Nordlinger | The New Criterion Vol. 42, No.4 | Dec 2023

Gražinytė-Tyla goes Baltic in Philharmonic podium debut

David Wright | New York Classical Review | 12 Oct 2023

In Her Debut, a Conductor Gets the Philharmonic (and Geffen Hall)

Set Colter Walls | The New York Times | 12 Oct 2023

Mirga&friends

Jay Nordlinger | The New Criterion | 13 Oct 2023

From Lithuanian With Affection

Harry Rolnick | ConcertoNet.com | 11 Oct 2023

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TE DEUM PREMIERE ON THE CONCERTS “GEBURTSTAGS-GRUSSE NACH VILNIUS” IN DUISBURG

08 Sep 2023

New piece Te Deum for soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, bass, choir, brass quintet and symphony orchestra (2023) is premiered by Lina Dambrauskitė, Ieva Prudnikovaitė, Caspar Singh, Almas Švilpa, choir “Vilnius” (choirmaster Artūras Dambrauskas) and Duisburg Symphony Orchestra under maestra Giedrė Šlekytė on the concert “Geburtstags-grüße nach Vilnius” in Duisburg, Germany on September 13th and 14th, 2023. Raminta’s piece Gloria will be also performed on the same concert.

Review: Philharmonisches Konzert: Mehr als ein klangvoller Auftakt

Pedro Obiera | WAZ | 14 Sept 2023

 

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DE PROFUNDIS AT THE CONCERTGEBOUW AND MEZZO CHANEL 

13 Apr, 29 Apr 2023

On April 19th, 20th and 21st the most popular Raminta Šerkšnytė‘s composition De profundis for string orchestra will be performed by maestra Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra at the concerts in Concertgebouw in Amsterdam (the Netherlands).

Revieween relaxte Tsjaikovski en overrompelende Weinberg bij het Concertgebouworkest

Frederike Berntsen | Het Parool | 24 Apr 2023

Starting from the April 29th, the concerts will be also many times broadcasted on Mezzo TV channel. In the fall De profundis will be performed by the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and Staatskapelle Berlin

In connection to this, Raminta participates in the radio show Be kaukių at the Klasika channel of the Lithuanian Radio and Television, presented by Gabija Narušytė.

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FIRES IN USA AND EUROPE

01 Dec 2022

Fires for symphony orchestra will be performed at many concerts during wintertime. On December 2nd and 3rd  Fires will be performed by conductor Markus Poschner and the Utah Symphony Orchestra at Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City (USA). On January 12th, 2023 Fires will be performed by conductor Eva Ollikainen and the Iceland Symphony Orchestra at Harpa Hall in Reykjavík (Iceland). On January 15th and 16th Fires will be performed by conductor Markus Poschner and The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam (the Netherlands). On January 27th and 28th Fires will be performed by conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France at Maison de la Radio et la Musiquein in Paris (France) and at Konzerthaus in Dortmund (Germany).

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MIDSUMMER SONG AT KAUNAS AND LAUSANNE

18 Aug 2022

On August 20th Midsummer Song for string orchestra will be performed by conductor Giedrė Šlekytė and Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra at Kaunas (Lithuania) Philharmonic hall at Pažaislis’ music festival. On November 2nd and November 3rd Giedrė Šlekytė will perform Midsummer Song with The Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne.

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… THIS TOO SHALL PASS… AND WINTERNACHT AT LOCKENHAUS AND BALTIC SEA FESTIVALS

09 Jul 2022

On July 13th two the most recent Šerkšnytė‘s compositions …this too shall pass… and Winternacht  will be performed by Gidon Kremer and Kremerat Baltica Chamber Orchestra at the notable Lockenhaus music festival (Austria). On August 26th Winternacht will be also performed in Berwaldhallen Hall at the Baltic Sea Festival in Stockholm (Sweden).

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RAMINTA ŠERKŠNYTĖ’S MUSIC AT GIDON KREMER AND KREMERATA BALTICA JUBILATE CONCERTS

12 Apr 2022

The most popular Raminta Šerkšnytė‘s composition De profundis for string orchestra is included in Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica jubilate concerts, which will take place in TallinnRezekne and Riga on April 14-18th. In these concerts the newest Raminta’s opus – Winternacht for violin solo and string orchestra (the arrangement of Franz Schubert’s song Gute Nacht) will be premiered there.

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PODCAST ABOUT RAMINTA ŠERKŠNYTĖ’S MUSIC

29 Dec 2021

Raminta is the guest on the one-hour long podcast Composers on Air No.6 Experience the musical power and impact of Raminta Šerkšnytėlaunched by the Music Information Centre Lithuania. Hosted by True Rosaschi. 

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SAULA’S SONGS IS PUBLISHED BY THE MUSIC INFORMATION CENTRE LITHUANIA

15 Dec 2021

Raminta Šerkšnytė’s Saula’s Songs for mezzo-soprano and piano (or cembalo) is published by the Music Information Centre Lithuania. In connection to this, Raminta participates in the radio show Garso ekspedicija at the Klasika channel of the Lithuanian Radio and Television, presented by Rasa Murauskaitė.

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…THIS TOO SHALL PASS… PREMIERED BY GIDON KREMER AND KREMERATA BALTICA

30 Sep 2021

New piece …this too shall pass… for violin, violoncello, vibraphone and string orchestra (2021) is premiered by Gidon Kremer (violin), Erica Piccotti (violoncello), Andrei Pushkarev (vibraphone) and Kremerata Baltica Chamber Orchestra at Kronberg Academy Festival 2021 (Germany). On October 6th, 2021 this piece is performed at the official memorial ceremony, devoted to the 80th anniversary of the Babyn Yar tragedy, in Kyiv (Ukraine).

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MIDSUMMER SONG IS PERFORMED BY ST. GALLEN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND VIENNA RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

23 Sep 2021

Midsummer Song for string orchestra is performed by the St. Gallen Symphony Orchestra under conductor Arvo Volmer at the season opening concerts at Tonhalle in St. Gallen (Switzerland). On December 20th and 21st this piece is also performed by the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra under conductor Markus Poshner at the concerts in Musikverein Graz (Austria).

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CONCERTO FOR SAXOPHONE AND CHAMBER ORCHESTRA AND FANTASIA ARE INCLUDED IN THE NEW RELEASES

Jun- Aug 2021

Concerto for saxophone and chamber orchestra is included in the album Polylogue of saxophonist Liudas Mockūnas, released by NoBusiness Records in June, 2021. Fantasia is included in the album Northscapes by pianist Ieva Jokubavičiūtė, released by Sono Luminus in August, 2021.  

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RAMINTA ŠERKŠNYTĖ IS NOMINATED FOR GRAMOPHONE AWARD 2020

2 Sep 2020

The album of Raminta Šerkšnytė’s music Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla: Works by Raminta Šerkšnytėreleased by record label Deutsche Grammophon, is in the shortlist for Gramophone Classical Music Award 2020.

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DE PROFUNDIS IS PERFORMED BY MIRGA GRAŽINYTĖ-TYLA AND KONZERTHAUSORCHESTER BERLIN

7 Jun 2020

The most popular Raminta Šerkšnytė‘s composition De profundis for string orchestra is included in the first concert appearance of Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla with Konzerthausorchester Berlin after the Covid-19 lockdown at Dortmund Konzerthaus.

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NEW RAMINTA ŠERKŠNYTĖ’S ALBUM RELEASED BY DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON

15 Nov 2019

The new album Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla: Works by Raminta Šerkšnytė is released by record label Deutsche Grammophon. “This recording is a statement,” – wrote the German weekly Die Zeit about this album, which crosses the boundaries of the classical music industry norms and captures the power of Lithuanian female musicians.

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KONZERTSTÜCK PREMIERED BY HUGO TICCIATI

10 Nov 2018

Konzertstück for piano trio (2018) is premiered by Hugo Ticciati (violin), Jakob Koranyi (cello) and Heini Kärkkäinen (piano) at Musikaliska in Stockholm (Sweden). This piece was commissioned by O/Modernt (Sweden) for the concert series North around the Baltic Sea, which commemorates the celebration of the 100 years of independence in the Baltic States in 2018, and performed in the concerts in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania.

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PREMIERE OF SAKURA AT THE BALTIC SEA FESTIVAL

28 Aug 2018

Sakura for three choirs a cappella (2018, text by I. Kobayashi), commissioned by Swedish Radio, is premiered by the Swedish Radio Choir, Latvian Radio Choir and the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir under conductor Tõnu Kaljuste in Berwaldhallen hall at the Baltic Sea Festival in Stockholm (Sweden).

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CANTATA-ORATORIO SONGS OF SUNSET AND DAWN AT VILNIUS FESTIVAL AND BALTIC SEA FESTIVAL

14 Jun -30 Aug 2018

Cantata-oratorio Songs of Sunset and Dawn for four soloists, choir and symphony orchestra (text by Rabindranath Tagore) is performed by Lina Dambrauskaitė, Justina Gringytė, Tomas Pavilionis/ Edgaras Montvidas, Nerijus Masevičius, choirs Jauna Muzika/ the Swedish Radio Choir, Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra and conductor Giedrė Šlekytė at two notable festivals in Lithuania (Vilnius Festival, June 14th, 2018) and Sweden (Baltic Sea Festival, August 30th, 2018). 

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FIRES ON THE TOUR OF CBSO AND MIRGA GRAŽINYTĖ-TYLA

Apr –May 2018

Fires for symphony orchestra is included in the tour of City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) under the baton of principal conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla. In April –May 2018 this program is performed in the concerts in Linz, Heidelberg, Utrecht and Wien Musikverein.

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PREMIERE OF GLORIA AT THE GALA CONCERT “GLORIA FOR LITHUANIA”

16 Feb 2018

Gloria for brass quintet, choir, symphony orchestra, recording and video projection (2017) is premiered by Sostinės Brass Quintet, united choir (Choir of the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre & Kaunas State Choir), united symphony orchestra (Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra & Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra & Orchestra of the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre) under the baton of conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla at the Gala concert “Gloria Lietuvai” (“Gloria for Lithuania”). This performance is dedicated to the solemn celebration of the Centennial of the Restoration of the State of Lithuania at the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre on Feb 16th, 2018.