Piano Quintets



First name: Osvaldas
Last name: Balakauskas
Dates: 1937
Category: Quintet
Opus name: Piano Quintet (2008)
Peculiarities: http://www.mic.lt/en/classical/works/list?f_adv=t&f_ins=55,65,66,67&page=2
Information: Osvaldas Balakauskas (b. 1937) trained in the Music Faculty of the Vilnius Pedagogical Institute (1957-1961), and later studied composition with Boris Lyatoshinsky at the Kiev Conservatoire (1964-1969). Since 1972 he has lived in Vilnius. From 1988 to 1992 he was a member of the council of the "S?j?dis" (Lithuanian independence movement). From 1992 to 1994 he served as the Ambassador of Lithuania - the first after 50 years of foreign rule - to France, Spain and Portugal (residing in Paris). From 1988 to 1992 and from 1994 to 2006 he was Head of the Composition Department of the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. Balakauskas was awarded the Lithuanian National Arts and Culture Prize, in 1996, and decorated with the Order of the Grand Duke of Lithuania Gediminas (3rd class) in 1998. In 2012, in recognition of his merits in support of the cultural dialogue, ethnic and religious tolerance in Lithuania, Balakauskas was awarded the honorary insignia "Carry Your Light and Faith" by the Lithuanian Ministry of Culture.