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Vytautas Germanavičius

Biography

Vytautas Germanavičius (b.1969) graduated from the Lithuanian Academy of Music with a BA and MA in composition under Prof. Julius Juzeliūnas (1996). In 2005 he received an MFA in electronic music from Mills College, USA. He also studied composition with Prof. Jonathan Harvey, Alvin Curran. Germanavičius was the recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship for electronic music and recording media studies at Mills College, USA (2003), UNESCO-Aschberg Bursary for residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada (2000), Elizabeth Mills Crothers Award in Composition from Mills College, USA (2005), The Sir William Glock Scholarship to attend Dartington International Summer Courses, UK (1996), 2nd Prize from the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM) at the international competition for electroacoustic music Short Cuts: Beauty, Germany (2006), numerous grants of the Open Society Fund Lithuania (Soros Foundation) to participate in multicultural projects in Ukraine, Moldova, Mongolia, China, and the Netherlands. In 2001 he was composer in residence at the Visby International Centre for Composers (Sweden). Vytautas Germanavičius was President of the Lithuanian Section of the ISCM in 1998-2005, and Artistic Director of the contemporary music festival Iš arti in 2001. Participated with the lecture "Real Time Interaction with the Computer in Performance" at the Asia Pacific Conference & Festival in Wellington, New Zealand (2007).

Germanavičius' works have been performed by prominent orchestras and ensembles from Lithuania and abroad, such as Cuarteto Latinoamericano (Mexico), Amstel Saxophone Quartet (the Netherlands), Stockholm Saxophone Quartet (Sweden), Helikon Ensemble (Canada), KammarensembleN (Sweden), Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, among others. His music is featured at the festivals in Lithuania (Gaida, Jauna muzika, Iš arti, Thomas Mann Festival, ISCM World Music Days) and world-wide: Vancouver New Music, Niagara International Chamber Music Festival, Ergo Projects (Canada), Other Mind BRINK Music Series, Signal Flow Music and Intermedia Festival (USA), Est-Ouest (France), Gaudeamus Music Week, Night of the Unexpected (the Netherlands), ISCM World Music Days (Hong Kong and Japan), Foro International de Musica Nueva (Mexico), The Days of New Music (Moldova), Caravan (Mongolia), 8th Silesian Days of Contemporary Music (Poland), Kyiv Music Fest, 2D2N of New Music, Baroque & Avant-garde, Past and Future (Ukraine), Music of Friends (Russia), Europe-Asia, Mus-Transit (Tatarstan), Musicacoustica (China), as well as in concerts in England, Austria, Denmark, Latvia, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Germany, USA.

Germanavičius' oeuvre includes music for chamber ensembles, orchestra, choir, traditional instruments, electro-acoustic compositions. His works are distinguished by unrestricted stylistic range, balance between intuition and new compositional techniques, particular attention to the sound colour, and search for new performing possibilities.

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