GINTARAS JANUŠEVIČIUS

PIANIST

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Gintaras Januševičius rose to fame in May 2004, after the performance at the semi-finals of the Montréal International Music Competition. His interpretation of Études-Tableaux Op. 39 by Rachmaninoff was publicly praised by pianists Jean-Philippe Collard, Akiko Ebi, Michel Dalberto, Lee Kum-Sing, etc. Christophe Huss of Classics Today wrote in his article:

"Gintaras Januševičius glides, like an albatross. His semi-final and final performances were rare revelations for me; they fall outside the scope of competition <...> because they are neither rankable nor quantifiable. All eyes were on Januševičius after the semi-finals, on which he had left his imprint as a kind of apparition from another place, notably with his performance of Rachmaninoff's Études-tableaux Opus 39. <...> We saw him shake up the rhythms, moving forward, straight as a pin, with the simplicity of the master and the vitality of the young man he is. Never is it used for effect, never does the left hand try to gain the upper hand."

 

Januševičius has performed with respected orchestras, including the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, both Lithuanian National and Lithuanian State Symphonic Orchestras, etc. He has also appeared at numerous festivals, including the Chopin Festival in Duszniki-Zdroj, Mozartfest Würzburg, Festival Besancon, Dresdner Musikfestspiele, etc. alongside Jörg Widmann, Tung-Chieh Chuang, Jacques Lacombe, Leonid Gorokhov, Alexey Gorlatch, Gintaras Rinkevičius, Saulius Sondeckis, Modestas Pitrėnas, Elsbeth Moser, Fuat Mansurov, Samuel Hasselhorn, Giedrė Šlekytė, Felix Klieser, etc.

 

Januševičius has been a prize winner and finalist of fifteen music competitions all over the world.  Since 2013 he mainly focuses himself on solo recitals, combining music, theatrical elements, and narration. His most acclaimed programmes include an 80-minute nightly fantasia "The Dreamcatcher" and an entertaining take on life story of Chopin, titled "Complete Waltzes by Chopin". With his recitals Januševičius visited most major cities of Lithuania and Germany as well as New York, Washington, D.C., Rio de Janeiro, Shenzhen, London, Paris, Moscow, Berlin, Madrid, Rome, Vienna, Barcelona, Stockholm, Tel Aviv, Warsaw, Zurich, etc.

 

Simultaneously to his active artistic output, Mr. Januševičius shares his knowledge and experience in his master classes in Japan, PR China, Brazil, Switzerland, Germany, United Kingdom, Moldova, Romania, Israel, Spain, Italy, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, most notably at the Royal Academy of Music in London, the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media, the Shenzhen University, and the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Drama. In 2008, at the age of 23 he established a highly successful concert series “Plathner’s Eleven” and served as its artistic director until 2015. He serves now as the artistic director of the music competition "Die Hannoversche Börse der Musiktalente", the piano competition "Einbecker Klavierfrühling", as well as the winter piano academy "Feuerwerk".

 

Mr. Januševičius serves as a jury member at piano competitions in the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Latvia, and Lithuania. In 2019 and 2020 Mr. Januševičius is scheduled to appear on tours in Germany, USA, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Lithuania, Italy, PR China, Latvia, and Switzerland.

Please visit Gintaras Januševičius' website www.janusevicius.com for more information.

Khachaturian - Piano Concerto

Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra / Julius Geniušas

Vilnius Congress Hall

November 2014

Directed, Edited, and Produced by LRT

Schubert / Liszt - Erlking

"The Dreamcatcher"

J9 Vaidila Theater

April 2017

Directed, Edited, and Produced by LRT

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@2016 by Gintaras Januševičius

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