Baltic Music Days
Estonian Music Days

Online festival
22.04–02.05.2021
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Sat, May 1
17:00
Twenty Fingers Duo (Lithuania)

Twenty Fingers Duo (Lithuania)

Lora Kmieliauskaite – violin
Arnas Kmieliauskas – cello

Twenty Fingers

Aaro Pertmann (*1971) – An Old Farm (2020, premiere)

Aleksandr Žedeljov (*1983) – Friendly DNA Genocide (2021, Estonian premiere)

Alvils Altmanis (*1950, Latvia) – Triptych (1993)

Mykolas Natalevičius (*1985, Lithuania) – dew. mist (2018)

Rita Mačiliūnaitė (*1985, Lithuania) – Dreamcatcher 2120 (2021, premiere)

Twenty Fingers Duo is a Lithuanian duo consisting of sibling string players Lora Kmieliauskaite (violin) and Arnas Kmieliauskas (cello). They are both specialists of contemporary and 20th century music and are renowned for their engaging and innovative concert formats. Their main focus is new experimental music but they are also open to participating in other kinds of projects. Both Arnas and Lora have collaborated with ensembles brought to life for various art projects; in addition, they strive to promote Lithuanian music. Continually investigating new avenues, Twenty Fingers have performed over fifty premieres written especially for the duo by composers across the globe. The duo have made regular appearances at international and national festivals and have won multiple national and international competitions.

Concert recording by LRT Klasika (Lithuania).

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