Gintaras Rinkevičius

Born 1960 in Vilnius, Lithuania, Gintaras Rinkevicius graduated both St. Petersburg and Moscow Conservatories. In October 1996, Gintaras Rinkevicius became the Music Director of Latvian National Opera in Riga.In 1997, he received the National Music Award of the Republic of Latvia. The very successful premier in Riga was Verdi’s Aida staged in January-February 1998. In 1999 he has given several other premiers in Latvian National Opera. In 2000, together with the others he received one more National Music Award of Latvia for the staging of Eugene Onegin.
Gintaras Rinkevicius has been performing with such soloists as Violetta Urmana, Sergei Larin, Matti Salminen, Gidon Kremer, Piter Donohoe, David Geringas, Yuri Bashmet, Natalia Gutman, Oleg Kagan.In October 1998, Gintaras Rinkevicius made his debut at the Gothenburg Opera (Sweden) and the next season he conducted Carmen there.

Since 1988 Gintaras Rinkevicius has been the Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra. In March 2002, he made a great tour with this ensemble to France, Netherlands, Luxemburg and Germany.
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