Tag Archives: Lithuania

I’m just singing in the rain……………..in Vilnius (or six days of virtual non stop inclement weather)

At the beginning of October I returned to Vilnius with my friend and colleague Mike (who had not visited for a couple of years because of illness) and we were both looking forward to visiting some of our old haunts, … Continue reading

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A little bit of Lietuva comes to the Proms

Over the last 18 months or so I have highlighted the developing career of Mirga Grazynte-Tyla, the young Lithuanian conductor who has built quite a reputation for herself in both Europe and the USA. A few months ago she was … Continue reading

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Discovery of secret tunnel at Ponar, Vilnius, Lithuania

A tunnel in Lithuania used by Jews to escape the Nazis during World War II has been uncovered by an international research team. The Israel Antiquities Authority announced the discovery on Wednesday in a statement. The tunnel used by the prisoners … Continue reading

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Vilnius re-visted…………..

After a gap of eighteen months I made my thirty something trip back to Vilnius in April 2016. I had been invited to do a presentation to the HR Group at the Danish Chamber of Commerce (thank you Finn for … Continue reading

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Another Lithuanian musical star………… Rūta Lipinaitytė and an “unknown composer”

I have just returned from a six day trip to Vilnius in Lithuania and during my visit I paid my usual visit to the Philharmonic Hall (Saturday 9 April 2016), accompanied by my friend, colleague and informal tour guide Renata. … Continue reading

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Massive vote of confidence for Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla

  The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra is delighted to announce that Herefordshire-based CBSO trustee and philanthropist John Osborn has offered a £250,000 gift to support the position of Music Director over the five years leading up to the orchestra’s … Continue reading

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Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla……front page of “The Times” newspaper

  Classical music very rarely makes the front page of any newspaper but today The Times here in the UK, features a large photograph of Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, the newly appointed Music Director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. There has … Continue reading

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