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Vykintas Baltakas
*10.07.1972

Future Performances

Pasaka
22.11.2014, Bruxelles (B)
Pasaka
16.12.2014, Los Angeles (USA)
(co)ro(na)
18.03.2015, München (D)
Commentum
21.05.2015, Freiburg (D)

News

  • 14.10.2014
    Hungarian première of Vykintas Baltakas’ Lift to Dubai
    Hungarian première of Vykintas Baltakas’ Lift to Dubai

    Vykintas Baltakas’ Lift to Dubai, which was composed in 2009 in the frame of the music project [...]

  • 28.05.2014
    Vykintas Baltakas: performance and CD presentation
    Vykintas Baltakas: performance and CD presentation

    Japanese violinist Takao Hyakutome will present his first solo CD on 29 May 2014. The ChampdActio [...]

  • 16.05.2014
    (how does the silver cloud s)ou(nd?) in Israel
    (how does the silver cloud s)ou(nd?) in Israel

    Pianist Jean-Pierre Collot of the ensemble recherché will perform the Israeli première of

  • Cristóbal Halffter
    12.12.2013
    Universal Edition at the PLG Young Artists New Year Series
    Universal Edition at the PLG Young Artists New Year Series
    The PLG Young Artists New Year Series 2014 (6 to 10 January) features a world première by Baltakas [...]
  • 11.02.2013
    Four new works by Baltakas in the UE-catalogue
    Four new works by Baltakas in the UE-catalogue
    Atspindys, Pasaka, Pusline and Sinfonia have been added to the UE-catalogue. [...]
  • Vykintas Baltakas - photo (c) Marion Kalter
    10.07.2012
    Happy 40th Birthday Vykintas Baltakas
    Happy 40th Birthday Vykintas Baltakas
    As Vykintas Baltakas celebrates his 40th birthday, we take a look at some of his imaginative and cre [...]
  • Vykintas Baltakas
    31.05.2011
    Baltakas: world première
    Baltakas: world première
    On 2 June the Vilnius Festival 2011 presents the world première of Vykintas Baltakas' Commentum for [...]
  • Vykintas Baltakas  © Marion Kalter
    31.08.2010
    Vykintas Baltakas: World première of Scoria in Munich
    Vykintas Baltakas: World première of Scoria in Munich
    Vykintas Baltakas’ new work Scoria, for orchestra in three groups, will be given its world premiè [...]
 

Vykintas Baltakas

The Composer

Catalogue of works

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Chronological biography

1972 – born on 10 July in Vilnius/Lithuania

1990–1993 – Vilnius Music Academy (composition studies with Vytautas Barkauskas, conducting with Lionginas Abarius);
Founder and conductor of the vocal ensemble “Penki vejai”, as well as the chamber choir “Aidija” in Vilnius

1990 – Second Prize at the Youth Conductors’ Competition in Kaunas

1991 – Third Prize at the Composers’ Competition “Jauna Muzika” in Vilnius

1993 – Prize at the conductors’ course “Extreme” in Mürzzuschlag (Austria)

1993–1997 – University of Music Karlsruhe (composition studies with Wolfgang [...]

About the Music

Vykintas Baltakas is a composer, conductor, programmer and curator, also in the field of electronic music.

He actively participates in the programming of new music both in his capacity as a conductor and in cooperation with his ensemble the Lithuanian Ensemble Network.

Baltakas was born on 10 July 1972 in Vilnius/Lithuania. The date and place of his birth have played a decisive role in his life: he was born late enough to profit as a young man from the freedom and openness of his native country. If you look at his biography, you will be struck by his restless mobility. Mobile as far as his ceaseless activities are concerned even before leaving Vilnius to continue his studies in the [...]

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