Renowned Lithuanian pianist Petras Geniušas lives a very intense life to an unchangeably tight schedule filled with concert itineraries and regular lectures at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow. It was in Glasgow where he recently met his coursemate from the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, Indian pianist Fali Pavri. Time and distance have set them apart, and now they reunited for a concert. “Not only we studied in Moscow together, we also played together with Mstislav Rostropovich,” Geniušas recalls. “Fali was the first Indian person I met in my life. Talented, composed, and peaceful. It is only in India that these features can co-exist in one person.”
The programme to be performed at the Salve Musica Festival was titled after a well-known film by German director Wim Wenders. The pianists will perform not only solo pieces but also as a duo.
“The audience is great in all places where you play with all your heart, because it perceives music by heart,” asserts Geniušas whose name has become synonymous with the music performance of the highest standard for the professionals and music lovers alike.
Franz Schubert, Frédéric Chopin, Maurice Ravel, George Gershwin
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!