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Viktoras Miniotas

Biography

Viktoras Miniotas (b.1963) studied composition at the Petrozavodsk Branch of the Leningrad Conservatory with Prof. E. Patlaenko. After graduating in 1990, he taught music theory at the Art Institute in Krasnoyarsk (1992-94) and was chair of the Young Musicians' Association (1992-96). Since 1996 he has entirely dedicated himself to composing. He has participated at a number of international music festivals, including "New Art Territories" in Krasnoyarsk (1993), "Richard Wagner and the 20th Century" in St. Petersburg (1993), "Jauna muzika" in Vilnius (1998), "Gaida" in Vilnius (2001). Among his most significant artistic distinctions are the Krasnoyarsk Regional Prize (1994), Russian Presidential Scholarship (1996), Scholarship of the Lithuanian Ministry of Culture (1997), distinction at the Chamber Music Competition of the Lithuanian Music Fund (1998), and the second prize at the Sergey Prokofiev International Composition Competition (1999).

 

In Viktoras Miniotas' works, classical forms and genres often give clear-cut shape to a lyrical nature of his music. His major output consists of instrumental concertos, symphonies and sonatas, as well as vocal and sacred music. Characterized generally by meticulous choice and sparing use of sound material, his musical idiom sometimes approaches minimalist expression where entire structures develop from a single micro-pattern and ostinatos also play a prominent part. Meditative episodes are not infrequently set up against more agitated gestures that culminate in dramatic outbursts. The composer makes use of various compositional techniques, such as dodecaphony, collage, and others.

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