VYKINTAS BALTAKAS | COMPOSER
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SANDWRITING II FOR ORCHESTRA
SWR JetztMusik in ECLAT
10 Febr., 2019, 18:30 / Stuttgart / Theaterhaus (DE)
Brad Lubman, cond.
Broadcasting: 5 April, 2019, SWR2 Abendkonzert, 20:03
Tokyo Sinfonietta, Benjamin Kobler, LENsemble, Chordos Quartet, Rita Balta, SWR Symphony Orchestra, Marcus Weiss, Teodoro Anzellotti, WDR Symphony Orchestra, Yasuaki Itakura, Vykintas Baltakas, Johannes Kalitzke, Emilio Pomárico
Vykintas Baltakas has been educated at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre where he studied composition with Vytautas Barkauskas and conducting with Lionginas Abarius. He went on to study composition at the Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe with Wolfgang Rihm and conducting with Andreas Weiss. From 1994 to 1996 he participated in the International Courses for New Music in Darmstadt where he was awarded for his Pasaka (Fairy Tale) for solo piano in 1996. From 1994 to 1997 he pursued his studies under the tutelage of composer and conductor Peter Eötvös at the Music Academy in Karlsruhe and at the Hungarian composer’s International Institute and, from 1997, under composer Emmanuel Nunes at the Paris Conservatoire. From 1999–2000 he worked at the IRCAM in Paris. Between 2003-2006 Baltakas studied philosophy at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (BE).
"Baltakas has an enormous gift; he knows exactly what he wants, what he can musically answer for – and he bows to no convention."
Neue Musikzeitung / Reinhard Schulz
"Cantio became one of the most delightful séances in the history of the Biennale."
Frankfurter Rundschau / Hans-Klaus Jungheinrich on Cantio at the Munich Biennale
"Vykintas Baltakas’ Poussla was a real orchestral attention-grabber"
Asymmetry Music Magazine / Michael E. Karman on Poussla at the ISCM World Music Days in Vilnius
"The Lithuanian composer Vykintas Baltakas also observes and shapes transformation processes - with an outcome that is never entirely predictable for him."
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