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Kasparas Uinskas will appear with Tchaikovsky Competition winner Andrei Ionita

Pianist Kasparas Uinskas will perform with one of the greatest todays cellist and the winner of the International Tchaikovsky cello competition in Moscow (2015) Andrei Ioniţă at Lithuanian concert halls in the upcoming April. They will appear – on the 24th of April at Klaipėda Concert Hall, on the 25th – at Kaunas Philharmonic and on the 26th at Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall in Vilnius. 

Concerts:

24th of April 18.30 – Klaipeda Concert Hall http://www.bilietai.lt/lit/renginiai/koncertai/klasika/violoncelininkas-andrei-ioni-206396/  

25th of April 18.00 – Kaunas Philharmonic   http://www.tiketa.lt/LT/violoncelininkas_andrei_ionita_15943

26th of April 19.00 – Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall http://www.tiketa.lt/LT/violoncelininkas_andrei_ionita_15943 

As “The Times” writes: “One of the most exciting cellists to have emerged for a decade”

In the past few years, Andrei Ioniţă has been heard in such venues as the Carnegie Hall, the Cadogan Hall in London, the Chamber Music Hall of the Berliner Philharmonie, or the Gasteig and Herkulesaal in Munich. In 2015, he gave his debut in the Berlin Philharmonic as soloist with the Deutschen Symphonieorchester.

Andrei Ioniţă’s 2016/17 season will feature major debuts with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, the MDR Orchester and the Munich Philharmonic. He will also will appear in Helsinki, Japan, the Laeiszhalle Hamburg and in Lucerne with a duo program for cello and piano. In addition, he is regularly by Maestro Valery Gergiev and was invited by Mitsuko Utchida to be part of the Marlboro Music Festival in July 2017.

He has been chosen as a BBC New Generation Artist from 2016 to 2018. Ionita is one of six musicians who will be offered opportunities to work with the BBC orchestras, perform in BBC Radio 3’s prestigious Monday Lunchtime Concert series from Wigmore Hall, commission new works and undertake studio recordings.

Cellist Andrei Ioniţă, born in 1994 in Bucharest, began taking piano lessons at the age of five and received his first cello lesson three years later. He studied under Ani-Marie Paladi at the Music School “Iosif Sava“ in Bucharest and is currently studying under Professor Jens Peter Maintz at the Universität der Künste Berlin.

Andrei Ioniţă performs on a violoncello made by Giovanni Battista Rogeri from Brescia in 1671.

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