Live recording. Poem for Čiurlionis and Scriabin. PETER LAUL (piano)
In September, M. K. Čiurlionis’ House in Vilnius, together with partners “Tytuvėnai Festival” and the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society invited to celebrate M. K. Čiurlionis birthday with the world-renowned pianist Peter Laul (Estonia, Russia). On this special occasion, the pianist performed the program “Poem for Čiurlionis and Scriabin”, in which he juxtaposes two peer innovators active at end of the 19th c. – beginning of the 20th c., the creators who transcended their era. We are delighted that the pianist includes the works of Čiurlionis in his repertoire, thus contributing to the promulgation of Lithuanian composers’ music in the world.
Today, M. K. Čiurlionis’ House invites you to remember or re-hear the recording of this concert on the M. K. Čiurlionis House YouTube channel.
Live recording from Lithuanian National Philharmonic Concert Hall, Vilnius
Organizer: Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society; PI “Tytuvėnų festival”; M.K. Čiurlionis House in Vilnius
Sponsors: Lithuanian Council for Culture, Vilnius City municipality
This concert is a part of M. K. Čiurlionis House project “Čiurlionis Dialogues”, the main goal of which is to create a tradition to celebrate the birthday of the great Lithuanian genius at the National Philharmonic, listening to interpretations of M. K. Čiurlionis’ works performed by international music stars.
Born into a family of musicians, Laul is a graduate of the St. Petersburg State Conservatory. Pianist is a winner of various international competitions. Laul was applaudedby audiences in Paris (Auditorium du Louvre, Salle Gaveau, Théâtre de la Ville, Théâtre du Châtelet, Musée d’Orsay)London (Wigmore Hall), New York (Lincoln Center andSteinway-Hall), St. Petersburg (Philharmonic hall andMariinsky Theatre), Moscow (Tchaikovsky Hall,Conservatory Hall), Amsterdam (Concertgebouw), Utrecht (Vredenburg), Bremen (Die Glocke), Montpellier (Corum), Milan (G. Verdi Conservatory), Tokyo (Opera City Hall), the Luxembourg (Philharmonic hall), Brussels (the Théâtre royal de la monnaie) and other venues.