"I grew up with the C. Bechstein sound. Since then, whenever I play other grand pianos, I cannot help comparing them with my beloved C. Bechstein, which still stands out for its extremely rich sound palette, its singing, profound voice and its very pleasant touch."
Gintaras Januševičius rose to fame in May 2004 after his performance at the semi-finals of the Montreal International Musical Competition. Altogether, he was a prizewinner and finalist in fifteen musical competitions all over the world. He performed with respected orchestras, including Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, Lithuanian National Orchestra and Lithuanian State Symphonic Orchestras. He also appeared at numerous festivals (Chopin Festival in Duszniki-Zdroj, Mozartfest Würzburg, Festival de Besançon, Dresdner Musikfestspiele) and performed with such musicians as Jörg Widmann, Leonid Gorokhov, Alexey Gorlatch, Schaghajegh Nosrati, and Elsbeth Moser.
He has given recitals in the major cities of Lithuania and Germany as well as in New York, Washington, Rio de Janeiro, Shenzhen, London, Paris, Moscow, Madrid, Rome, Vienna, Barcelona, Stockholm, Tel Aviv, Warsaw, and Zurich. Parallel to his performances, Gintaras Januševičius shares his knowledge and experience in master classes all over the world, most notably at the Royal Academy of Music in London, the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media, the Shenzhen University, and the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Drama. In 2008 he created the highly successful concert series "Plathner's Eleven" and remained its artistic director until 2015. He serves now as the artistic director of the winter piano academy "Feuerwerk" and two music competitions, "Einbecker Klavierfrühling" and "Hannoversche Börse der Musiktalente".
From 2018 Gintaras Januševičius is scheduled to appear on four separate tours, to give concerts in Sweden, Germany, and Lithuania, and to serve as a jury member at piano competitions in Italy, Germany, Latvia, and Lithuania.
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