Evening Rhapsody

free of charge
Event date
2020-06-24 19:00 To 20:00


Three famous Lithuanian musicians present an exclusive evening program "Evening Rhapsody"

Music can change the world, music can change a person. Three famous Lithuanian musicians present an exclusive evening program "Evening Rhapsody". Three creative souls, personalities - the three most famous musical instruments: voice, piano and violin. Kristian Benedikt (tenor), known in Lithuania as Vaidas Vyšniauskas, Povilas Jaraminas and Zbignevas Levickis, are professionals in their field, who have achieved a lot and presented creative pearls to the public.

Š. m. On June 24, at 7 pm, in the Birštonas Kurhaus Hall, these stage masters will create another musical masterpiece. These are musical ornaments of Lithuanian folk songs, romances, popular works and famous arias.

The concert is organized by MB "Klasikos pasaulis"

Kristian Benedikt (known in Lithuania as Vaidas Vyšniauskas) is a dramatic tenor. He studied singing with the legendary Virgil Noreika and the famous Italian tenor Gianfranco Cecchele. 2010 Winner of the LRT project "Golden Voice". He became famous in the international arena as one of the most famous interpreters of the role of Othello (G. Verdi). He has performed this complex role more than 120 times: at the Opera de Bellas Artes in Mexico, at the Teatro Filarmonico in Verona, at the Vienna State Opera, at the Bavarian Munich State Opera, at the Maria Theater in St. Petersburg, at the Luciano Pavarotti Theater in Modena, Piacenza, Cagliari, In Palermo, Yekaterinburg, Santiago, Grace, Basel, the Stockholm Royal Opera, the Latvian Opera Festival and the Pacific Opera Victoria Theater, the Montreal Opera, the Savonlinna Opera Festival and elsewhere. 2018 the soloist made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera Theater in New York as Samson (Samson and Dalila).

Notable roles in the tenor's repertoire include Don Jose (Carmen), Kavaradosis (Tosca), Samson (Samson and Dalila), Calaf (Turandot), Pinkerton (Madam Butterflai), Canyon (Pajacai) ), as well as roles such as Eleazar (‘Jew’), Manrik (‘Troubadour’), Dick Johnson (‘Virgin of the West’), Edgard (‘Lucia di Lamermur’), key roles in the operas ‘Andre Shenje’, ‘Ernan , Rienzi, Lohengrin and Hoffmann.

Povilas Jaraminas is a pianist, concertmaster, one of the first patrons of jazz in Lithuania and a participant of the first jazz festival (Elektrėnai in 1968).
1967 graduated from MK Čiurlionis School of Arts, 1972. - Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theater (piano class of Prof. O. Šteinbergaitė).
The pianist has given concerts with famous vocalists Gehamas Grigorianas, Irena Milkevičiūtė, Giedre Kaukaite, Montvydas Prudkauskas, Vaida Vyšniauskas, Vytautas Juozapaitis, Gintare Skeryte, etc., and has given concerts in Europe, the USA and Canada. Since 1980 until 2018 he was the concertmaster of Virgilijus Noreika.
He coordinated his concert activities in 1985–2017 with the work of a concertmaster at the MK Čiurlionis National School of Arts, and since 1974 he has been working as a concertmaster at the Vilnius School of Choral Singing “Liepaitės”. Awarded the Medal of the Order of the Grand Duke of Lithuania Gediminas.

Zbigniew Levicki began his career as a violin soloist in 1990. playing with the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Orchestra (conductor J. Domarkas). He also performed with the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, Vilnius, Kaunas, Torun, Slupsk and Camerata Baltica chamber orchestras. 1989 participated in the opening of the Opera de Bastilia in Paris in 1996; 1998 premiered Musica di Sobravivencia by Argentine composer Egberto Gismonti at the Costa Estoril Festival in Portugal. held a recital at the N. Michalkov Cultural Foundation Festival in Moscow, 2005. Tibor Varga at the festival in Nyon, Switzerland.
Since 2012 is invited to participate in LRT projects "Golden Voice" as a member of the commission, where he is characterized not only by professional accurate assessment, but also by a good sense of humor. He also conducts violin lessons and master classes for music school students in public.