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Simonas Poška

Simonas Poška (2001)

| Lithuania

Pianist Simonas Poška has performed recitals and participated in various international festivals in Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands and Poland. He has collaborated with the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Kaunas Symphony Orchestra, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, Vytautas Magnus University Chamber Orchestra, St. Christopherʼs Chamber Orchestra and the New Europe Chamber Orchestra.

Notable results in competitions: Lisztofonija-3 – 1st prize, International Stasys Vainiūnas Piano Competition – 3rd prize, International Piano Competition Music without limitsgrand prix, National J. S. Bach Piano Competition – grand prix. In 2018 Simonas Poška was awarded by the President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė for proclaiming Lithuania in international competitions and festivals. In 2019 the Mayor of Vilnius city awarded Simonas with the Little St. Christopher's Award for his musical achievements and his contribution in making the city of Vilnius to sound. 2018–2020 the pianist was an exhibitioner of Charity and Support Foundation of Mstislav Rostropovich programe Support to Lithuania's Children. From 2022 he has been a scholarship holder of the foundation Live Music Now Hannover.

During 2008–2020, Simonas Poška was studying at the National M. K. Čiurlionis School of Arts in the piano class of Eglė Jurkevičiūtė-Navickienė. Since 2020, Simonas has been a student of prof. Roland Krüger at the University of Music, Drama and Media in Hannover.

I ROUND

  • Johann Sebastian Bach | WTC Book 2: Prelude and Fugue in G-sharp minor · BWV 887
  • Ludwig van Beethoven | Piano Sonata No. 16 · G major · Op. 31/1
  • Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis | "The Sea, Cycles of Small Landscapes" · VL 317
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff | "Études-tableaux" ("Этюды-картины") ("Etudes-Pictures"), Op. 39: Etude No. 5 · Appassionato · E flat minor · Op. 39/5
  • II ROUND

  • César Franck | Prelude, Chorale and Fugue · B minor · FWV 21
  • Vidmantas Bartulis | "Hanami"
  • Camille Saint-Saëns—Ferenc Liszt | "Danse Macabre" (arr. for piano solo by Ferenc Liszt) · Op. 40
  • Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis | Fugue · B flat minor · VL 345
  • Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis | Prelude · F sharp major · VL 184
  • Olivier Messiaen | "Vingt regards sur l’Enfant Jésus" ("Twenty Contemplations on the Infant Jesus")
    • X. "Regard de l'Esprit de joie" ("Gaze of the Joyous Spirit")
  • III ROUND

  • Robert Schumann | Piano Concerto · A minor · Op. 54

  • Performance time: 2023 Sep 22 19:00 - 19:40 Lithuanian National Philharmonic (Aušros vartų st. 5)


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