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09-Jul-2010

Lithuania’s Martynas Levickis Tours the USA

Martynas LevickisLithuanian accordionist Martynas Levickis, winner of the 2009 AAA International Accordion Competition, returns to the USA for a concert tour during July. His program includes music by Franck Angelis, S. Berinsky, J.S. Bach, J. Ganzer, G. Hermosa, A. Nordheim, A. Piazzolla, D. Scarlatti, and others.

Martynas Levickis started serious studies at age of 8 with Maryte Markeviciene in the Šiauliai Conservatoire and has won prizes at competitions in Lithuania, the USA, Italy, France, Netherlands, Poland, Estonia, and Belarus. In 2004 Martynas was the first accordionist to be awarded the Lithuanian ‘Queen Morta’ prize.

He has performed alongside several chamber orchestras in Lithuania, and in the UK has performed with the BBC Concert, BBC Philharmonic and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. TV appearances include the BBC’s popular ‘The One Show’, and becoming a semi-finalist on ‘Lithuania’s Got Talent’ show in 2009.

In 2008 Martynas entered the Royal Academy of Music, London, studying under the direction of Professor Owen Murray. Martynas is an active member of the Lithuanian Accordionists’ Association. Future plans include selection for the Park Lane Group 2011concert series in the Purcell Room, London, and his debut recital in the Barbican Centre in October 2010.

Concert schedule:

July 9th, 7pm - Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, 6500 Pulaski road,
Chicago, Illinois
July 10th, 3pm - Mosse Humanities Building, Room 1111, University of Wisconsin
July 11th, 12noon - Lithuanian World Centre, 14911 127th St., Lemont, IL
July 15th, 7pm - Eden Church of Christ, Edwardsville, IL
July 16th, 7pm - Gala Concert, American Accordionists’ Association Festival, Hershey, Pennsylvania
July 17th, 7pm - The Chapel, St. Louis, Missouri
July 18th, 10am - St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, St. Louis, MO
July 25th, 12noon - Oyster Point Yacht Club, San Francisco, California
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