Violinist Dalia Dėdinskaitė, cellist Gleb Pyšniak, and accordionist Tadas Motiečius, some of the most prominent Lithuanian performers, teamed up for a joint initiative: to discover the most beautiful works of Lithuanian classical composers. “Window to Lithuania” is a collection of jewels of Lithuanian classical music, that covers over a hundred years of inspiration, creative energy, and musical blessing. The artists seek to share these treasures with listeners all over the world, thus commemorating the 25th anniversary of Restoration of Independence of the Republic of Lithuania. The musicians’ concert tours between 2015-2017 included performances in the USA, Austria, Belarus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Russia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, and others.
Dalia Dėdinskaitė, Violin
Dalia Dėdinskaitė, a laureate of national and international competitions, is one of the most prominent Lithuania’s violinists. She won the main prize at the international competition “Violine in Dresden” in Germany in 2010 after which she was invited to perform L. van Beethoven’s Violin Concerto at the prestigious festival “Dresdner Musikfestspiele 2012”. D. Dėdinskaitė has given concerts around Europe, the USA, and New Zealand. She has also performed as a soloist together with the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, “Dresdner Kappelsolisten” and the symphonic orchestra “Carl Maria von Weber” of Dresden, conducted by Saulius Sondeckis, Juozas Domarkas, Georg Mark, etc. In 2014 Dalia debuted at the Wiener Musikverein with great success where she performed the world premiere of V. Barkauskas’ “Duettissimo”. It was her first teacher Elena Lašaitė who noticed her budding talent. Later Dalia continued her studies with prof. Jurgis Dvarionas, whereas lessons given by Christian Altenburger, Austrian violinist and a professor at the University of Vienna, left the most visible trace. At the moment Dalia Dedinskaite is holding a teaching position as an assistant of Prof. Christian Altenburger at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.
Gleb Pyšniak, Cello
Already at the age of 14, Gleb Pyšniak debuted as a soloist with the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra (conductor: Prof. Saulius Sondeckis) in the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society. The student of the legendary cellist Natalia Gutman performs in the most prestigious concert halls all over the world including the Wiener Musikverein, Royal Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory. As a soloist, he has performed with the Symphonic Orchestra of the Moscow Conservatory, the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, the St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra, the Porto Symphony Orchestra, to mention just a few. Pyšniak has received the highest evaluations in significant national and international competitions and an award from the hands of Valdas Adamakus, the President of the Republic of Lithuania. His first teacher, Tatjana Kuc, guided the cellist in his musical journey, which took him to studies with Prof. Rimantas Armonas and Prof. Johannes Meissl and was later enriched by the master classes of Yo-Yo Ma, Mstislav Rostropovich, Silvija Sondeckienè and Heinrich Schiff.
Tadas Motiečius, Accordion
Tadas Motiečius – young, promising accordionist, assistant lecturer at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. He is a graduate student of Saulius Sondeckis Art School in Šiauliai. In 2018, Motiečius finished his accordion master studies with Prof. Raimondas Sviackevicius at the Lithuanian Music and Theatre Academy where he now holds a position as an assistant lecturer.
In 2014, Motiečius joined an international exchange program and studied under one of the most famous pedagogues, G. Draugsvoll, at the Royal Academy of Music in Denmark.
Motiečius has been awarded the Lithuanian Queen Morta Prize and is the winner of more than thirty national and international competitions. He has also been honored by V. Adamkus and D. Grybauskaite. Motiečius has been involved in various music festivals, seminars, and projects and performed in the halls of Tallinn, Riga, Gdansk, Copenhagen, Finland, Byelorussia, Latvia, Estonia, United States, and Australia.
He is lauded the currently most stirring of accordion players in Lithuania and represents both Lithuanian music as well as the Lithuanian Music and Theatre Academy internationally.
C. Cui “Orientale”
A.Šenderovas “Song and Dance”
A.Copland “The Little Horses”
G. Gershwin “Summertime”
Goodman “Air Mail special”
B. Goodman “Sing sing sing”
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Astor Piazzolla „Intro“
Astor Piazzolla “Four seasons in Buenos Aires” （Spring）
Astor Piazzolla “Oblivion”
Astor Piazzolla “Four seasons in Buenos Aires” （Summer）
Astor Piazzolla “Escualo”
Astor Piazzolla “Le Grand Tango”
Astor Piazzolla “Four seasons in Buenos Aires” （Autumn, Winter）
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