Usedom Music Prize for Žilvinas Brazauskas

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The Lithuanian clarinetist Žilvinas Brazauskas will receive the Usedom Music Prize 2021 endowed with 5,000 euros and will give a gala concert on the occasion of the award ceremony on October 3 in the seaside resort of Heringsdorf on the Day of German Unity. The 30-year-old is one of the most original and vital musicians of the new generation who have given musical life new wings, said the dramaturge of the Usedom Music Festival, Jan Brachmann, in justification. Brazauskas plays sensitively, elegantly and virtuously and demonstrates curiosity, courage and a thirst for adventure when he explores other genres beyond the traditional repertoire, especially jazz. (dpa / nmz)

Žilvinas Brazauskas continues his studies with Prof. Martin Spangenberg and Ralf Forster at the Hanns Eisler after completing his master’s degree with the Konzertexamen. With his ensemble, the Trio Agora, he also studies chamber music with Prof. Eberhard Feltz and Prof. Martin Spangenberg. He founded the Duo Classical Jazz with percussionist Peter Fleckenstein. In 2019, the clarinettist won the startup!music Award from the Association of Friends and Patrons of the Hanns Eisler School of Music in Berlin, and in 2015 he was awarded the first prize at the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy University Competition.

From September 19 to October 9, the Usedom Music Festival puts the Baltic Republic of Lithuania and its rich musical life at the center of more than 30 concerts, with David Geringas as artist in residence, the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra and the Baltic Sea Philharmonic with Kristjan Järvi.