World music programme

May 6
1 h–1 h 15 min
6.00 €
Start of the Event: 9.30 pm
Place of the event: 
“Raketa” Social Club
BSM Trio: Mindaugas Bačkus (cello), Raimondas Sviackevičius (accordion), Vytautas Mikeliūnas (violin)
Programme: improvisations inspired by traditional music of Middle Eastern peoples

All three members of the BSM Trio are well-known musicians on the Lithuanian music scene. Raimondas Sviackevičius is a multi-talented soloist and teacher with wide-ranging interests, producer of various festivals and events dedicated to the promotion of accordion music. Mindaugas Bačkus has been recognized as one of the most distinguished Lithuanian cellists on the concert stage, in recital, and as a dynamic component of chamber ensembles and orchestras. His wide-ranging musical interests are being continuously revealed in his repertoire, which encompasses Western classical music for cello from baroque to contemporary, while his insatiable desire to discover new worlds of cello sound has thus far yielded multiple collaborations with the living composers, jazz musicians, early music ensembles, theatre and dance companies.
Bačkus and Sviackevičius have been often heard perform as a duo, giving premieres of new works by Lithuanian composers written especially for these musicians. When Vytautas Mikeliūnas, a violinist and arranger with a soft spot for jazz and classical music crossovers, joined the two to form a trio, the ensemble began to venture further from the field of contemporary music into the realm of free improvisation and foray into unexplored musical horizons. For more than a decade they have been making music together, searching for new modes of presentation and demonstrating the versatility of their instruments. The BSM Trio has appeared in various music venues and built a solid following in Lithuania and elsewhere.