“Advent Calendar: 24 Encores”

2016 December 16 Past event
1 h. 40 min.
10 €

Event start:
6:30 pm

Gintaras Januševičius (piano, Lithuania / Germany)

Programme: Antonio Vivaldi, Ludwig van Beethoven, Frédéric Chopin, Ferenc Liszt, Johannes Brahms, Sergei Rachmaninov, George Gershwin, Vladimir Horowitz, a. o.

Having recently made remarkable debuts in New York, Rio de Janeiro and Zurich, pianist Gintaras Januševičius returns to Klaipėda with the new recital programme. Characterized in the German press as a ‘chameleon’ for his protean talent to enact different musical characters, Januševičius came up with an idea to make his own musical Advent calendar and present in to the audience. It consists of 24 colourful and dazzling encores, many of which are only attainable for accomplished virtuoso pianists. This programme features piano delicacies by more than twenty composers, which is a real treat not only for music lovers of the most varied tastes and preferences but also for the neophytes of classical music.
Gintaras Januševičius embarked on his path as a professional musician at the Eduardas Balsys Gymnasium of Arts in Klaipėda. Having graduated from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre in Vilnius, he went on to study music at the Hannover University of Music, Theatre and Media. He subsequently settled in Hannover where he founded the Plathner’s Eleven concert series, with which he still collaborates as its honorary artistic director, runs two concert venues, and organizes two music competitions. He also gives lectures and master classes in various countries around the world.


Soon we will tear the last leaf off a calendar of the year 2016. The Salve Musica Festival will soon fill the Klaipėda Concert Hall with the glorious strains of Christmas music. Running for whole month, from December the 1st through the New Year’s Eve, the festival offers thirteen events that will bring peace and bliss to your hearts, remind of the passage of time, and inspire a desire for true values. We invite you to spend the most beautiful season together and celebrate Christmas with music!