KIVA faculty in concert “Cello solos through the ages”
Start of the Event: 7.00 PM
Venue: Exhibition Hall of the Klaipėda Culture Communication Centre (Daržų str. 10)
Andrzej Bauer (cello, Poland)
Roel Dieltiens (cello, Belgium)
Mindaugas Bačkus (cello, Lithuania)
Programme: Jean-Louis Duport, Auguste Franchomme, Adrien-François Servais, Alfredo Piatti, David Popper, Sofia Gubaidulina, Andrzej Bauer, Jacek Grudzień, Roel Dieltiens, Algirdas Martinaitis.
Travelling solo through the cello repertoire from the 18th to the 21st centuries are three cello tutors from the KIVA faculty: Andrzej Bauer, Roel Dieltiens, and Mindaugas Bačkus.
Winner of the first prize at the ARD International Competition in Munich, prizewinner at the Prague Spring International Competition and recipient of the prize awarded under the auspices of the European Parliament and the Council of Europe Andrzej Bauer has given recitals in Amsterdam, Paris, Hamburg and Munich, and performed with major European symphony and chamber orchestras. The cellist’s extensive repertoire features many works of contemporary and new music, including works composed especially for him.
The Belgian cellist Roel Dieltiens swiftly made a name for himself on the international scene and is now regarded as an authority on both modern and Baroque cello. His strong personality, overwhelming musicality and unconventional approach took him right from the beginning of his career to all the world’s great concert centres. He has also gained international recognition as a chamber musician.
An ebullient performer with great stage presence and enviable versatility in terms of style and modes of presentation, Mindaugas Bačkus has been recognized as one of the most distinguished Lithuanian cellists on the concert stage, in recital, and as a dynamic component of chamber ensembles and orchestras. His wide-ranging musical interests are revealed in his repertoire, which encompasses Western classical music for cello from baroque to contemporary, as well as through intense exploration of his instrument’s (electro)acoustic, expressive and theatrical possibilities.