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David Geringas

David Geringas

David Geringas


David Geringas (born 1946) is a world-renowned cellist and conductor. In 1970 he won the Gold Medal at the International Tchaikovsky Competition.Born in Vilnius, Lithuania, David Geringas studied at the Moscow Conservatory from 1963 until 1973 with Mstislav Rostropovich. In 1970 David Geringas won the First Prize and the gold medal at the Tchaikovsky competition. In 2000 he took over a professorship for violoncello at the 'Hanns Eisler' Academy of Music in Berlin. Read more on Last.fm
David Geringas (born 1946) is a world-renowned cellist and conductor. In 1970 he won the Gold Medal at the International Tchaikovsky Competition.Born in Vilnius, Lithuania, David Geringas studied at the Moscow Conservatory from 1963 until 1973 with Mstislav Rostropovich. In 1970 David Geringas won the First Prize and the gold medal at the Tchaikovsky competition. In 2000 he took over a professorship for violoncello at the 'Hanns Eisler' Academy of Music in Berlin.

Moreover he is honorary professor at the Moscow Conservatory. David Geringas also heads various master-classes all over the world for the up-and-coming musicians. His students are winners of prizes and awards of international competitions. David Geringas performed with renowned orchestras among others the Berlin and Munich Philharmonic Orchestras, the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, all German Radio Symphony Orchestras, the top orchestras in Vienna, Amsterdam, London, Paris, Warsaw, St. Petersburg and Moscow, Montreal, Chicago, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Tel Aviv, Tokyo and Seoul.

He played under conductors as Gerd Albrecht, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Andrey Boreyko, Myung-Whun Chung, Charles Dutoit, Christoph Eschenbach, Vladimir Fedossejew, Kyrill Kondraschin, Krzysztof Penderecki, Simon Rattle, Mstislav Rostropovich, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Yurij Temirkanow, Klaus Tennstedt und Michael Tilson Thomas. Renowned composers of contemporary music dedicated works to David Geringas, thus the Concerto in Do by Anatolijus Šenderovas, being played by David Geringas for the first time in 2002 and being awarded the European Composers Prize in Berlin, the Cello Concerto by Ned Rorem, world premiere 2003 in the USA, the Cello Concertos by Vytautas Laurušas and by Vidmantas Bartulis, world premiere 2004 respective 2005 in Latvia. A special event was the world premiere of Anatolijus Šenderovas' work "David's Song for Cello and String Quartet" in July 2006 in Kronberg which the composer had written on the occasion of David Geringas' 60th birthday. David Geringas' concerts with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Moscow State Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and the Berner Symphonie-Orchester, the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra as well as his first performance with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra at once being reinvited for 2007, belong among others to the highlights of the concert season 2005/2006. He was also guest at prestigious festivals in Germany, Great Britain and France this summer. In the season 2006/2007 David Geringas will give concerts among others with the Beethoven Orchester Bonn, the Nationaltheater-Orchester Mannheim and the Galicia Symphony Orchestra.

On the occasion of D. Shostakovich's 100th Birthday David Geringas is invited by the Tonhalle in Düsseldorf to arrange and to head a weekend of several performances dedicated to the composer. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

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