Rokas Valuntonis, Piano
Praised for his ‘liquidity of sound’ and ‘devilish performances’, Lithuanian pianist Rokas Valuntonis has drawn admiration for his imaginative interpretations and striking virtuosity.
A laureate of more than 20 international competitions, Valuntonis won 1st Prize at the 2018 Campillos International Piano Competition (Spain) and previous victories include both the International Music Competition “Societa Umanitaria” (Italy) and the Nordic Piano Competition (Sweden).
Valuntonis has performed all over Europe, including Denmark, Finland, France, and Portugal, in venues such as Milton Court (Barbican Centre), La Sala Verdi, The Wallace Collection, Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall, and La Sala Casella Accademia Filarmonica Romana. He has also performed with the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Lund Symphony Orchestra, St Christopher Chamber Orchestra, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, and Panevėžys Chamber Orchestra.
Rokas joined the City Music Foundation Artist Programme in 2017. For his many achievements, Valuntonis has been honoured with the prestigious Queen Morta Award and acknowledgements by two Lithuanian Presidents.
Frederic Chopin – Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante, Op.22
Francois Couperin – Les Ombres Errantes, Tricoteuses, Le Bandoline, Le Tic-toc-Choc ou les Maillotins
Balys Dvarionas – First snowflakes, Birds in the winter, Impromtu in E flat minor, Waltz in G minor, Down the hill in a sled
Franz Liszt/ Vladimir Horowitz – Hungarian rhapsody no 2
Tickets can be purchased in advance and on the day of the concert from the Bridgewater Hall Box Office:
Tel: 0161 907 9000
The Bridgewater Hall
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