The New Colossus

2019 May 31 Past event
1 h 30 min
10.00 €
Start of the Event: 6.30 pm. 
Gintaras Januševičius (piano, Lithuania/Germany)

In his recital, entitled “The New Colossus,” pianist Gintaras Januševičius will tell stories that date back to the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries, when mass European emigration to the United States began in the aftermath of wars and subsequent political changes. European immigrants found new homes in New York, Chicago, Boston and other American cities, contributing new elements to the cultural mosaic of these cities. The programme features works by Claude Debussy, Sergei Rachmaninov, Vladimir Horowitz, Abram Chasins, Philip Glass and other composers, while for the centrepiece the pianist chose the solo piano version of the famous Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin.
Gintaras Januševičius rose to prominence in 2004 when he became the youngest finalist of the Montreal International Music Competition. Soon he received invitations from the legendary Grand Hall of Moscow State P. Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona, Würzburg Residence, Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier in Montreal, Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid, Salle Cortot in Paris, the Capitulation Hall at the Russian-German Museum in Berlin, and elsewhere. He has performed with more than 30 orchestras, appeared as recitalist and chamber musician in most major cities in Lithuania and Germany, as well as in New York, Washington, D.C., Hamamatsu, Rio de Janeiro, Shenzhen, London, Paris, Moscow, Berlin, Madrid, Rome, Vienna, Barcelona, Stockholm, Tel Aviv, Warsaw, Budapest, Dublin, Zurich, Chisinau, etc.
In 2017 he has founded and since then served as the artistic director and professor of piano at the summer piano academy “Klaipėda Piano Masters” in Lithuania, which soon earned wide renown for the diversity of expertise presented during lectures and new approaches to musical performance.

Sergei Rachmaninov, George Gershwin, Abram Chasins, Vladimir Horowitz, Philip Glass, a. o.