Chief conductor

David Geringas

The Lithuanian cellist and conductor David Geringas belongs to the musical elite of today. An unusually broad repertoire from the early Baroque to the contemporary is testament to the flexibility and curiosity of the artist. His intellectual rigor, his stylistic versatility, his melodic feeling, and the sensuousness of his tone have brought him praise the world over. The Rostropovich pupil and gold-medal winner of the 1970 Tchaikovsky Competition can now look back on a career that has spanned decades. David Geringas has performed world-wide with some of the leading orchestras, and important conductors of our time. David Geringas has been awarded in the years 2013 and 2014 with the “Echo Klassik”. As conductor, David Geringas appears regularly in Germany and abroad, and appears frequently in a dual role as cellist and conductor. Besides the invitations from the citadels of West and East European music centres (Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Auditoriun Parco della musica Roma, Wiener Musikverein, Tonhalle Zürich, Berliner Philharmonie), among others, he has received invitations from Asia and the USA. From 2005 to 2008, he was chief guest conductor for the Kyushu Philharmonic Orchestra and in 2007 he had his debut at the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra und the China Philharmonic Orchestra. In February 2009, he made his debut as conductor with the Moscow Philharmonic in Moscow and in 2015 with the Mariinsky Theater Orchestra in St. Petersburg. His opera conducting debut followed in 2010 with Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin in Klaipeda, Lithuania. In 2015 David Geringas gave a successful debut as a musical director and conductor of the ballet “Egle , the Queen of Grass Snakes “ by Eduardas Balsys in Vilnius. For his championing of Lithuanian music and composers, David Geringas has won the highest awards of his homeland. He was awarded the Verdienstkreuz 1. Klasse of Germany for his achievements as musician and cultural ambassador for the country on the international musical scene. On the occasion of his 70th birthday in 2016 David Geringas was celebrating his anniversary year with concerts in Siena, Rheingau Festival, Enescu Festival, Usedom Festival, Berlin Philharmonie, Vilnius, Moscow and St.Petersburg. In 2018, the appointment as Meritorious Artist of the Musical Arts of the International Union of Musical Arts of Russia by the Rector of the Moscow Conservatory and President of the International Union of Musical Arts of Russia – Alexander Sokolov.