Photo: Peter Adamik

Gediminas Gelgotas

(b. 1986, Litauen)

„My wish is to express deep personal feelings through music, as much as getting very close to the listener. Therefore, I am always looking for the best suited musical language. There is a kind of restless musical hooliganism in my music that expresses a positive appeal to be strong enough to remember, uphold and defend our true identity.

I never felt comfortable with mentally orientated modern art. I am sure, those listening to my music know my inclination, to raise interest by the music's structure and conception, but also to awaken the listeners’ hearts.

And I love minimalism. Minimalism in my life is not what I learnt or heard somewhere, for me it is something I discovered. When something is minimalistic in the amount of information provided, often there are maximum possibilities in reaching its deepest layers. This is how the words „minimal“ and „maximal“ fit together.“

 Gediminas Gelgotas

World Premiere: Mountains. Waters. (Freedom)
Tonhalle Zürich, 12 September 2015
Baltic Youth Philharmonic conducted by Kristjan Järvi

Orchestration: 2-2-2-2, 4-2-3-1, Timp, Perc, Str.
Duration: 15 min

The work 'Mountains. Waters. (Freedom)' is commissioned by the Orpheum Foundation.


Gewandhaus Leipzig, 17 January 2015
MDR Symphonie Orchestra conducted by Kristjan Järvi

"Extracultural means: The values, beliefs and habits which rest outside perception or acknowledgement of the given culture." Gediminas Gelgotas

The concept includes soloist appearances by members of his ensemble NI&Co (New Ideas & Chamber Orchestra).

Gediminas Gelgotas and NI&Co:

 Music For Strings
 available on ITunes


An End is a beginning
(for string orchestra, duration: 6 min.)

 Echoes for a thousand Years
(for string orchestra, duration: 7:30 min.)

To the Skies
(for S/vn/va/vc, pf ad lib, duration: 3 min.)

What´s Unrobotizable
(for string quartet, duration: 8 min.)

Unrobotizable 21, Free
(for string orchestra, duration: 8 min.)

Never Ignore the Cosmic Ocean
(version for symphony orchestra and voices, duration: 8 min.)

Never Ignore the Cosmic Ocean
(version for violin and piano, duration: 6 min.)

Extracultural (Symphony No. 1)
(for symphony orchestra and ensemble, duration: 43 min.)

Mountains. Waters. (Freedom)
(for symphony orchestra, duration: 10 min.)