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We regret to announce that some changes occurred in the closing programme of our Summer Concert Series, “Bridges of Brass 3”: due the spread of coronavirus pandemic in Sweden trumpeter Tom Poulson cannot travel from Stockholm to Klaipėda. His appearance has been rescheduled to October, while we have hastened to build a new bridge across the Baltic Sea to Finland, which became the second home to Lithuanian-born trumpeter Jonas Šilinskas.
After his move to Finland in 2009, the talented trumpet player has collaborated with many symphony orchestras including Tampere and Turku philharmonic orchestras, and Gothenburg and Kuopio symphony orchestras. He has performed internationally as a soloist, orchestra and chamber musician in Japan, Sweden, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Italy, Russia, and the Baltic countries. He currently holds a solo trumpet position in the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and teaches at the Tampere Music Academy. Besides his teaching position in Finland, he has given master classes in Italy and South Korea. His vast repertoire encompasses not only stylistically varied classical works for trumpet, but also jazz, funk, and soul music.
In Klaipėda Šilinskas is going to teach week-long master classes to the members of the Klaipėda Brass Quintet and prepare this programme that will feature Jonas Katauskas as the second trumpet who has recently taken up this position from the Quintet’s long-standing member, Alius Maknavičius.
We sincerely hope this virtuoso programme will stick in your minds as the luminous last chord of the 2020 Summer Concert Series.