Jauna Muzika Biography (Wikipedia)
Jauna muzika is a chamber choir in Vilnius, Lithuania, formed in 1989 The members of the choir are professional musicians - graduates and students of the Lithuanian Academy of Music. Depending on the repertoire being performed, the number of the singers ranges from 24 to 50. Salomėja Jonynaitė is the current choir director. Since 1992 the choir is led by composer and conductor Vaclovas Augustinas.
From 1990 to 1996, the choir won 15 first prizes in various categories and six Grand Prix in 16 international choral competitions around the world. In 1993 the choir was awarded the highest prize, the Grand Prix Europeo, in a competition organised by the International Federation for Choral Music in Varna, Bulgaria. In 1994 Jauna muzika became the Vilnius municipal choir and is currently one of the most active groups in Lithuania. Since 2006 the choir concert base is in St. Catherine's Church in Vilnius.
Alongside a cappella works, the choir appears with Lithuanian and foreign chamber and symphony orchestras, including the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, and others in Germany, Israel, and Russia. The choir has performed with many known musicians, including cellist Mark Drobinsky, singer Robin Blaze, cantor Joseph Malovany, and famous Lithuanian singers, such as Virgilijus Noreika, and others. An important part of the activities of Jauna muzika is representation of the Lithuanian choral art in foreign countries. Their concerts abroad have featured compositions by classical and contemporary composers. The choir has toured in Europe, China, Japan and Israel.
Jauna Muzika Tracks