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Concert by Neringa Valuntonytė (piano) and Julija Ivanovaitė (violin)

Concert by Neringa Valuntonytė (piano) and Julija Ivanovaitė (violin)

LIVE concert from the Grand Hall by LMTA PhD students Neringa Valuntonytė (piano, student of prof. Ewa Kupiec) and Julija Ivanovaitė (violin, student of assoc. prof. Dainius Puodžiukas)
Paulius Andersson (piano) also takes part in the concert
Program: Karol Szymanowski, Philip Glass

Authors / performers

Lithuanian pianist Neringa Valuntonyte is gathering audiences throughout Europe with a big variety of solo and chamber music repertoire. Always searching for different performance ideas, Neringa branches out by giving conceptual concerts and giving a lot of attention to rarely-heard modern music.
Neringa actively gives performances in many different festivals based in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Ukraine and has recently increased her number of performances in Germany, after a successful debut with her recital ”En Voyage” in ”Jiang Artists Festival” in 2018.
Besides solo concerts, Neringa has also presented herself together with such orchestras as Lviv Chamber Orchestra “Akademia”, Panevėžys Chamber Orchestra and Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra and collaborated with such conductors as I. Pylatiuk, V. Kapučinskas and M. Pitrėnas.
Neringa has also received an immense success in her home country, where she has won the third prize in the VIIIth International M. K. Čiurlionis piano and organ competition in November 2019.
For more information please visit www.valuntonyte.com

Julija Ivanovaitė is a Lithuanian violinist and violist. Born in 1994, Julija is a passionate advocate of contemporary classical music, specializing in performing new music and collaborating with present composers.
Since 2011, Julija is an artist of the New Ideas Chamber Orchestra NICO – a string ensemble, established in 2006 by a prominent Lithuanian composer G. Gelgotas. As a member of the ensemble, Julija Ivanovaitė performs at the world’s leading concert venues, including Leipzig Gewandhaus, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Saint Petersburg Philharmonic, the Roundhouse in London, as well as prestigious music festivals – Usedomer Musikfestival, Toulon Music Festival, Ventura Music Festival and others.
Currently Julija is completing her art doctoral studies at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (class of assoc. prof. D. Puodžiukas).

Julija’s partner on stage – third generation Lithuanian-Danish pianist Paulius Andersson. The winner of fifteen international competitions, Paulius has toured extensively all around the world and given concerts in USA, Indonesia, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands, France, Spain, Slovakia, Georgia, Ukraine, Russia, Belarus and Lithuania, as well as performed in prestigious music festivals in Lithuania (“Pažaislis Festival”, “Kristupas Festival”, “Bistrampolis Festival”, “M. K. Čiurlionis Music Festival”) and abroad.

Program

Karol Szymanowski (1882–1937)
9 preludes, op. 1:
Andante ma non troppo
Andante con moto
Andantino
Andantino con moto
Allegro molto – Impetuoso
Lento – Mesto
Moderato
Andante ma non troppo
Lento – Mesto

Karol Szymanowski (1882–1937)
Métopes 3 poems, op. 29
L’île des Sirènes
Calypso
Nausicaa
Perf.: Neringa Valuntonytė (piano)

Philip Glass (1937)
Sonata for violin and piano, I–III parts
Perf.: Julija Ivanovaitė (violin)
Accomp. by: Paulius Andersson (piano)