More Lithuanian music success…………………..

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The finalists, chosen by Dennis Russell Davies and Plácido Domingo for the Nestle-Salzburg Conductors award are:

Jiri Rozen (23), Czech Republic

Giedrė Šlekytė (25), Lithuania ( Pictured)

Lorenzo Viotti (25), Switzerland

Lithuania seems to be producing young conductors, many of them female e.g. Mirga Grazynte-Tyla, who are forging reputations in what has been a predominantly male bastion. For such a small country (approx 3 million population) they have a very strong musical cultural heritage and it is very positive that female talent is being recognised both nationally and internationally.

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Here is wishing Giedrė Šlekytė every success in the competition and perhaps in the not too distant future she will be in front of one of Europe’s major orchestras.

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