D. Matvejev

Gintaras Rinkevičius: founder of the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra

A maestro who receives standing ovations, the charming motions of this conductor’s wand enchant and entice the audience. A winner of the National Prize for Culture and Arts, he is one of the most celebrated conductors in the Lithuania of today. Gintaras Rinkevičius has been invited to lead some of the most renowned European orchestras and has held several performances in prestigious concert halls along with world-class musicians. The maestro’s greatest merit for Lithuania was the founding of the State Symphony Orchestra, which not only grew along with the independent country, but also introduced a Lithuanian audience to compositions they had never heard before. The orchestra is based in the Vilnius Congress Hall, one of Lithuania’s largest centres for classical and popular music.

“I adore maestro Gintaras Rinkevičius. Over the course of my career I have played with a great number of conductors and orchestras, but I have to admit that nothing was remotely as good as playing while led by a maestro.” Pianist Alexander Paley 

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