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Dmitry Sinkovsky in Baroque with Klaipeda Chamber Orchestra

On 16 March at 7 p. m. the audience of the 25th Liepaja International Stars Festival will have an excellent opportunity to enjoy the performance of a singing violinist. Dmitry Sinkovsky, aBaroque violin master from Russia,and Klaipeda Chamber Orchestra conducted by MindaugasBačkus will present a programme of Baroque music programme.

Dmitry Sinkovskyoften surprises the audience by starting to sing in his unique countertenor voice or by beginning to conduct the orchestra. He graduated from the prestigious Moscow Conservatory where he currently teaches both violin and viola. Sinkovsky has been a prize-winner of a number of international competitions and has toured widely, giving concerts in Russia, Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada and the USA. He founded the ensemble La Voce Strumentale in 2011, and works withsome of the finest European Baroque orchestras.

Klaipeda Chamber Orchestrafollowing the initiative of its artistic manager MindaugasBačkusfor the last few years have been perfecting the performance technique of Baroque music and the collaboration with Dmitry Sinkovskyis an excellent opportunity for the orchestra to further improve and broaden its repertoire. Klaipeda Chamber Orchestra is at the moment one of the youngest and most dynamic chamber ensembles in Lithuania playing not only early music, but also 20th and 21st century music repertoire, especially focusing on Lithuanian contemporary music.

“This year the Festival is stepping back through centuries ‒ this is the first time that it offers a programme ofexclusively Baroque music,” says Uldis Lipskis, the Manager of Liepāja Symphony Orchestra and the Festival organizer.

The concert programme includes masterpieces by Antonio Vivaldi as well as less known music by the Baroque periodcomposers such as Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello, Francesco Geminiani and Johann Adolf Hasse.

The Festival will continue with two more very diverse concerts. On 24 March Liepāja Symphony Orchestra will perform with three internationally acclaimed musical stars − Ukrainian violist and conductor Maxim Rysanov, Russian violinist Sergei Dogadin and Lithuanian cellist and conductor David Geringas, whereas on 31 March the Festival will close with a concert given by the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra and Russian pianist Dmitry Masleev.

Tickets to the 25th Liepāja International Stars Festival concerts organized by Liepāja Symphony Orchestra can be purchased in all Box Offices of “Biļešuparadīze” and at www.bilesuparadize.lv.

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