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Start of the Event: 8 pm
Venue: Park Stage of the Klaipėda Concert Hall
Macdara Ó Seireadáin (clarinet, Ireland)
Gintaras Januševičius (piano, Lithuania / Germany)
Programme: George Gershwin, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Frédéric Chopin, Gioacchino Rossini, Max Laurischkus, performers’ fantasias on the themes of Irish and English popular dances
“Clarinet in Love” is the title of the programme, in which two performers are engaged in a continuous conversation consisting of electrifying divulgences and soft invocations of the clarinet answered with vehement responses from the piano.
In October 2010 Macdara Ó Seireadáin was unanimously awarded first prize in the inaugural Irish Freemasons Young Musician of the Year competition. As a keen chamber musician he has performed alongside pianist Barry Douglas, composers Dario Marianelli and Michel Legrand during their recording sessions. He frequently performs as an orchestral musician with various European orchestras and was appointed principal clarinet of the Tiroler Festspiel Erl, Austria, from 2013 to 2015.
Gintaras Januševičius rose to fame in 2004, becoming the youngest semi-finalist of the Montreal International Music Competition. After making his orchestral debut at the age of fifteen, he ever since has collaborated with more than 30 orchestras and performed extensively as recitalist and chamber musician across Lithuania and Germany, making recent appearances in New York, Washington, Hamamatsu, Rio de Janeiro, Prague, Shenzhen, London, Paris, Madrid, Rome, Vienna, Barcelona, Stockholm, Tel Aviv, Warsaw, Budapest, Dublin, Zurich, and Chişinău. This year he founded the Klaipėda Piano Masters Summer Academy that will be held for the first time in July 2017.
Love is the eternal theme that runs through all the works to be performed in this programme. Wonderful duos of the clarinet and the piano will be heard in the works full of passions and tragic collisions, which the performers will portray in subtle hues of human feelings.