Rokas Vaitkevicius, cello

Rokas Vaitkevičius is curently the principal cellist at the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre and a founding member of Mettis Quartet and the cello ensemble Cello Club. He is also teaching solo cello and chamber music at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. Vaitkevičius is actively participating in various concerts and festivals. His primary artistic activity is with the Mettis Quartet. With this quartet he has won several prizes in prestigious competitions – 2nd place in the Bordeaux String Quartet Competition in 2016 and 1st prize in the Vittorio String Quartet Competition in Florence. Vaitkevičius has performed in important venues and festivals such as Wigmore Hall, Berlin Konzerthaus, Hamburg Laeiszhalle, Paris Hotel des Invalides, Calouste Gulbenkian Lisboa, YMCA Jerusalem, Festival Montpellier Radio France, Luberon Festival, Festival Aix-en-Provence, Shanghai International Arts Festival, Haydn Festival, Utrecht Chamber Music Festival, 9 Gates Festival Beijing, Vilnius Festival and others. Vaitkevičius has shared the stage with many celebrated musicians and groups such as Quartetto di Cremona, Sergey Krylov, Mūza Rubackytė, Miguel da Silva, Lukas Geniušas, Paolo Giacometti. In his discography he has three CD recordings with Mettis Quartet and a few recordings with other ensembles. As a soloist Vaitkevičius has performed with the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra and the Kaunas Symphony Orchestra. He has won 3rd place for an Anatolijus Šenderovas piece and the audience prize in the 1st International Klaipėda Cello Competition in 2017.



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Žibuoklė Martinaitytė

Ex Tenebris Lux

Pavel Giunter, percussion

Rokas Vaitkevičius, cello

Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra

Karolis Variakojis, conductor

ODE 1403-2

Released 06/2022

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