VYTAUTAS TETENSKAS

Folk Instruments

Professor of Music Department and Dean of Academy of Arts, Klaipėda University; one of the most prominent and active birbynė players in Lithuania, prize winner of international competitions, Honoured Artist of the Repubic of Lithuania. V. Tetenskas gave over 300 solo concerts - recitals in major concert halls of Lithuania and abroad and participated in the programmes of 2, 000 concerts. His performance was recorded on a LP record, 3 audio cassettes, and 13 CDs. The Lithuanian radio also recorded more than 200 compositions performed by V. Tetenskas. V. Tetenskas gave concerts with orchestras of Lithuanian and Russian folk music instruments, with German and Lithuanian wind orchestras, and with German, Italian, Irish, Polish, Latvian, and Lithuanian symphony and chamber orchestras. The tender and rich timbre of the birbyne played by V. Tetenskas was heard in Lithuanian cities and villages, as well as in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Denmark, USA, Canada, Great Britain, France, Italy, Ireland, Turkey, Germany, Belgium, Yugoslavia, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Russia and other countries.