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Violin concerto No. 1 by Gediminas Gelgotas is going to see it’s World premiere at the prestigious Kissinger Sommer Festival in Germany on 7 July 2018. The concerto is to be performed by the commisioner, young Swiss violin virtuoso David Nebel together with the Baltic Sea Philharmonic conducted by Kristjan Järvi.

Previous Gelgotas’ premieres have taken place at Zurich Tonhalle, Berlin Konzerthaus, Leipzig Gewandhaus and Verbier Festival to name a few.


More on information on Kissinger Sommer Festival website

Youtube – Gelgotas Violin Concerto World Premiere July 7th, 2018





From 21st January, 2017 more music of Gelgotas on Mezzo Classical-Jazz TV!

Baltic Sea Philharmonic’s performance of Mountains. Waters. (Freedom) will be broadcasted on Mezzo Classic-Jazz TV globally.

The international TV music station will provide the concert of Baltic Sea Philharmonic with Kristjan Järvi and Alexander Toradze, including music by Gelgotas, Pärt, Stravinsky and Prokofiev to up to 28 million people across 60 countries.

Be one of them and switch on your TV for the first broadcasts!




The most recent composition by Gediminas Gelgotas – Mountains. Waters. (Freedom) is announced in the​ program of the Baltic Sea Philharmonic tour Baltic Sea Landscapes and is to be performed at numerous important concert venues in Europe, including the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow, Mariinsky Concert Hall in St. Petersburg, Helsinki Music Centre and Estonia Concert Hall in Tallinn this April. The program also consists of works by Prokofiev, Pärt, Stravinsky​ and others.

The Baltic Sea Philharmonic has frequently performed and recorded Gelgotas’ music. Kristjan Jarvi, the artistic director of the Orchestra, has conducted numerous important performances of the composer’s works, including the Extracultural Symphony at the Vilnius Festival, premiere night of the Orpheum Foundation commission Mountains. Waters. (Freedom) at the Zurich Tonhalle in 2015, as well as following performances of the most recent work at the Gaida Festival in Vilnius last Autumn with the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra and the Bergen Youth Symphony Orchestra performance just few weeks ago.

Gediminas Gelgotas’ music has showed impressive demand in the recent years. It is often broadcasted by the pivotal classical and jazz music channel Mezzo TV, and is often programmed by Verbier, Schleswig-Holstein Beethovenfest, Young Euro Classics and other important classical music festivals. His latest premieres have taken place at the Leipzig Gewandhaus, Berlin Konzerthaus, Zurich Tonhalle and other major European concert halls.

More information about the Baltic Sea Philharmonic and their Baltic Sea Landscapes tour can be found online at: http://baltic-sea-youth-philharmonic.eu/music/concerts-schedule/


Photo by Peter Adamik

Photo by Peter Adamik

18 million people across 44 countries will have the opportunity to hear Gelgotas’ ‘Never Ignore the Cosmic Ocean’ as the MEZZO network broadcasts a recording of the Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic’s acclaimed Paris debut on September, 2015.

The Paris concert, which took place at the city’s beautiful Théâtre des Champs-Elysées on 31 March 2015, presented the program from the orchestra’s recent CD release, ‘Baltic Sea Voyage’, conducted by Kristjan Järvi.


MEZZO is a French television station, launched in 1992 to broadcast classical, jazz and world music, which now transmits across 44 countries to 18 million subscribers. It will present the Paris concert, as part of a special focus on Kristjan Järvi, offering performances and interviews with him on ‘MEZZO Voce’.

Broadcast of ‘Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic: Live from the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées’ on Mezzo TV

Monday, 21 September 2015, 8.30 pm
Friday, 25 September 2015, 9.30 am
Sunday, 27 September 2015, 2.52 pm
Saturday, 3 October 2015, 1.30 pm



extracultural screen
Both of Baltic heritage, Lithuanian composer Gediminas Gelgotas and Estonian conductor Kristjan Järvi are an exciting, energetic and intriguing duet in the classical music scene of Europe. You can find a thrilling new video featuring Kristjan Järvi conducting Gelgotas’ first symphony ‘Extracultural’ on their newly launched website www.extracultural.eu.

The birth of symphony ‘Extracultural’ was initiated by Järvi who programs and performs Gelgotas’ music regularly. The world premiere of the piece was held in Leipzig Gewandhaus on 17th January, 2015 and has been highly acclaimed by the critics, as well as praised by the audiences.

Watch the full video and find out more by visiting www.extracultural.eu.


World premiere / Gelgotas / Järvi / Zurich Tonhalle


The world premiere of my new piece ‘Mountains. Waters. (Freedom)’ will take place on the 12th September, 2015, at Tonhalle in Zurich, Switzerland. The piece scored for a symphony orchestra is around 14 minutes of duration. It is going to be performed by the Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic under the baton of Kristjan Järvi.
The new composition was commissioned by the ‘Orpheum Foundation for the Advancement of Young Soloists’ in celebration of its 25th anniversary.

More information about the new piece: